The last tie linking Oprah Winfrey to her adopted home of Chicago is about to be severed.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter today, Winfrey revealed Harpo Studios in Chicago will be shut down by year’s end in favor of a transition to OWN headquarters in L.A.

This move will bring Harpo’s 26-year run in the Windy City to a close.

“I’ve spent more hours in this building than I have any other building on Earth. … We were here when there was nothing but hoes and rats on the street, and now it’s one of the hottest neighborhoods [in Chicago],” she told THR.


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