Gerber/Hart still not open to public

Tue. June 11, 2013 10:48 AM by Windy City Media Group

gerber/hart location in rogers park

photo credit // wct/kate sosin
Chicago, IL - More than 16 months after Gerber/Hart Library announced its move from Granville to a new location at 6500 N. Clark St., the library is still not open, with no confirmed date for an opening.

The library vacated its old space in early May 2012, which means it has been closed more than 13 months.

Brad Tucker, current board president, spoke at a community forum in February, promising a spring opening. He also promised that the 5-member board would be looking to expand quickly.

Tucker, reached by email June 5, said the occupancy date is unknown because they have not received an occupancy permit, and the landlord has not explained why. The city has to inspect the space to provide a permit for the capacity of the space. "The landlord is primarily responsible for that process," he said.

Tucker said they are planning a June 29 "sneak peak" for the space and hope to be open the following week.

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