Amazon scrapping plans to open two Chicagoland warehouses

The tech giant confirming to Crain’s Chicago that the warehouses planned for Bridgeport and Addison will be put on hold as part of a broader pullback on expansion.

Amazon leased and built the distribution centers that would have employed hundreds of people. But now, the company is looking to sublease the buildings.

Amazon said in a statement. “Our facilities in Addison and on South Halsted Street in Chicago are currently available for a flexible short-term sublease for a similar use — a common industry practice — and they may still factor into our future plans.”