City's 2016 tech moves
Our Big Ideas series took a close look at innovation trends taking shape in Chicago as 2016 began. Here’s how a few of them panned out.
Fulton Market Innovation District
The Fulton Market Innovation District in the West Loop, home to Google’s now year-old Chicago headquarters, continued to develop. New restaurants continued to proliferate, led by buzzy debuts from Stephanie Izard’s Duck Duck Goat and Alinea Group’s Roister. McDonald’s announced plans to move its global headquarters to the Randolph Street site formerly home to Oprah’s Harpo Studios.
But the march of development has been a source of stress for locals who’ve been in the area a bit longer, from half-century-old meatpacking plants to restaurants and condo-owners with a decade or two under their belts.
Inside Google’s office in the Fulton Market Innovation District