Oprah Winfrey is closing her Harpo Studios, where she filmed The Oprah Winfrey Show after moving the OWN network operation to West Hollywood.
"[Chicago has] been everything for me. 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]," Winfrey told The Hollywood Reporter. "The time had come to downsize this part of the business and to move forward. It will be sad to say goodbye, but I look ahead with such a knowing that what the future holds is even more than I can see."
OWN stopped taping at the location Tuesday.
Chicago named the street outside Harpo Studios Oprah Winfrey Way in 2011.
Aside from her executive role at OWN, Winfrey will continue to pursue film projects and acting on the network.