With Google owned Motorola moving into the Mart, River North is shaping up to be the technology hub of the city.
The infusion of 3,000 workers that Google is transferring to River North from Libertyville attests to the neighborhood’s popularity with younger workers, who, compared with the classic Organization Man of decades past, would much rather ride the CTA to work and socialize with friends at night. Who knows? They might even stick around to raise families.
But their arrival could herald changes to River North, too. Certainly, the former Motorola Mobility workers coming to the Merchandise Mart will add to the street life and support the businesses, though some familiar with the area said they wish for more casual dining nearby.
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