Playboy Moving from Chicago April 30

The Chicago-based company will move the rest of its headquarters to Los Angeles

By Lisa Balde
|  Monday, Jan 16, 2012  |  Updated 11:41 AM CDT
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Playboy Enterprises Inc. has a move-out date.

The Chicago-based company will move the rest of its 680 N. Lake Shore Drive headquarters to Los Angeles on April 30, according to Crain's Chicago Business.

Playboy, founded in Chicago by Hugh Hefner in 1953, announced last month it would move its editorial, art and photo departments by May.

"Some of the magazine’s Chicago employees have been asked to relocate, while others have been asked to stay on in Chicago to ensure a seamless transition," said Theresa M. Hennessey, the company's vice president of public relations, in a written statement. "Open key positions will be hired out of Los Angeles."

A spokeswoman told Crain's that some human resources, legal and accounting staff will stay in Chicago after the April 30 move. It's not clear how many will stay, though, or how many employees are currently in Chicago.

“The company's roots began in Chicago and the city will always be connected to the brand's beginning,” the spokeswoman said.

Playboy's top executives have been working in LA for months, Crain's points out.

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