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Industrious Doubles Chicago Workspace Footprint with Assemble Deal

Workspace provider Industrious, headquartered in New York City, has acquired locally based Assemble. The deal will include 42,000 square feet of office space and all three of Assemble’s coworking locations: Wicker Park, Old Town and West Loop (pictured).

“Assemble is a powerful asset to our growth in the Chicago market, and we look forward to welcoming Assemble members into our diverse and growing network of national leaders,” said Jamie Hodari, co-Founder and CEO of Industrious. “This is a really unique opportunity to not only build on the vibrant coworking spaces that Assemble has already created, but also to greatly increase our presence in Chicago.”

Industrious currently runs three offices in Chicago: Evanston, Fulton Market and River North. The Assemble acquisition will double Industrious’ Chicago presence. Assemble’s customers will now have access to all of Industrious’ coworking spaces nationwide.

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