|Karen Sendziak and a volunteer clears out the |
remaining items from the Granville location on April 29
In a rare one-on-one interview, Karen Sendziak, President of the Gerber/Hart Library, told "Now in Rogers Park," on April 29, 2012, "all archives are safe."
"From books to magazine's, photos, periodicals, nuts, bolts, even the hat rack... Everything is stored in a climate controlled room, safely in a building in Edgewater," said Sendziak.
When asked if they were stored at 6500 North Clark, Sendziak said, "Yes." Questioned further on when the Library will open at 6500 North Clark, Sendziak said there was an issue with the permit process, saying, "the city has not yet issued the permits that the Library has applied for..."
"We can't do anything until we get the permits," said Sendziak.
|No permits. 6500 North Clark lacks |
the permits to open to the public.
The property at 6500 North Clark shows signs of life - as a wall has recently been erected on the second floor of the south side of the building.
White paper covers the all the windows on the second floor, from allowing anyone to see the work that is going on.
A business owner across the street said he "saw moving trucks this morning, and work going on in the last week."
So, as a chapter of the Gerber/Hart's history closes in Edgewater, its future in Rogers Park is very cloudy.