Let’s put the Sachs/Payless moniker to rest and get used to Hairpin Lofts rolling off the tongue.
Tuesday was a day of celebration for the Hairpin Lofts and Logan Square Arts Center, the official “groundbreaking” for the project.
Of course there’s no real ground to break on a rehabilitation project.
Preliminary construction has already been underway. You’ve probably noticed the scaffolding is up and parts of the sidewalk are closed (photo right) to allow for the ongoing construction of the project, slated for completion in about one year’s time.
But Tuesday was the ceremonial start and an opportunity for City of Chicago officials, the development and finance teams, the local arts (photo below) and preservation communities, and neighbors to officially welcome the long-awaited project.
Local Arts Community at the Hairpin Lofts
and Logan Square Arts Center Groundbreaking
on Milwaukee Ave.
Symbolic clay tiles were broken, photos were taken, speeches were given, food and drink from neighboring businesses Friendship Chinese Restaurant and The Crown Tap Room were enjoyed, and communities came together in celebration of this exciting project from Brinshore Development.
Architectural bike tour of Humboldt Park: led by Big Shoulders Realty
on Sunday, May 23, at 1:00 p.m;
meet at the corner of Division St. and California Ave. in Humboldt Park;
donation requested to benefit West Town Bikes.