Home Chef, 84.51° to move into Old Post Office

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Some well-known names are leasing space at the soon to be renovated Old Post Office.

The building over the eastern end of the Eisenhower Expressway has been sitting empty for years and now it's slowly coming back to life.

The latest companies moving in are supermarket giant Kroger's meal delivery service partner, Home Chef, and their data analytics firm partner, 84.51.

"This is a story of a revitalization of a landmark and continued evidence of a city on the rise," said Governor J.B. Pritzker.

Both companies are expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the area, with 84.51 planning to grow its team in Chicago from 86 employees to more than 250 in the next five years.

"Companies make decisions like this because they have certainty, certainty around talent, certainly around transportation, certainty around technology, certainty around training and certainty around the transparency around a city and state are working together to make sure that more and more companies locate and expand and create jobs here in Chicago in the state of Illinois," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.

The Home Chef headquarters will occupy 74,000 square feet and 84.51 will occupy 56,000 square feet. The companies are the fifth and sixth to relocate to the Old Post Office. The previously announced tenants are Walgreens Boots Alliance, Ferrara Candy Company, AbelsonTaylor and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

The Old Post Office is currently undergoing massive renovations.
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