The pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance, which operates the Walgreens chain, is reducing the size of its Deerfield, IL headquarters as it embraces a hybrid work model, reports

“Starting in the spring, the company will begin to implement the changes that will include closing two office buildings at 200 and 300 Wilmot Road and relocating employees from those locations into the remaining four buildings on the Deerfield campus that will accommodate 2,700 employees working in a hybrid environment, the statement said,” the site reported.

“Obviously the way we’re working is changing,” company spokesperson Fraser Engerman said in an interview.  

The company statement said Walgreens is seeking “to reimagine the space to fit our current needs and create efficiencies that allow us to invest in the business.

“It’s not the first time Walgreens has sought to shrink its suburban Chicago footprint, according to a Monday Chicago Tribune report. Last year about 575,000 square feet of now empty buildings were put up for sale, the Tribune reported.”