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Ace Hardware will relocate its offices to the former McDonald's campus in Oak Brook, IL

Ace Hardware Relocating Offices within Oak Brook 

Retailer Ace Hardware is relocating within Oak Brook, IL to The Reserve, an 80-acre campus that formerly housed McDonald’s offices. Crain’s Chicago Business reported that the lease at 2915 Jorie Blvd. is for 250,000 square feet, representing the largest suburban Chicago office lease since 2015.   

“We feel blessed to have found a space that not only offers us a runway for more growth, but also provides a spectacular environment to reinforce our culture and inspire our people,” said John Venhuizen, Ace Hardware president & CEO.  

Before moving into its new space in summer 2023, Ace plans an extensive interior renovation. The company will use employee input to help shape the building’s new look and feel. 

For the first time, Ace’s 1,100-plus Oak Brook-based employees will be in a single building. Renovations to the new space are slated to begin late this year. 


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