Haas Park Expansion
- Well we now have a group named "All Ages Chicago."
Apparently the owner of the Fireside is saying that
the deal fell through in March and that he's going to
sue us for spreading misinformation. Of course he
won't tell us or any media outlet that - he's just
creating rumors that are false as far as I can tell.
Folks from the city and the park district say the deal
is on, and the only thing that might kill the deal is
if Midas ends up being over valued as a business
thereby killing the alloted budget.
All Ages Chicago has started doing benefit shows. We
plan to first raise enough money to get a space to
lease (the soundproofing, audio equipment, and legal
fees will probably be more than a lease). After a few
years we hope to have enough money raised to buy a
building - hopefully in our neighborhood. ;-)
As far as parks go we have already stated our support
of the expansion to the Haas Park neighbors. As a
Logan Square homeowner I'm quite aware of how
underserved we are!
So that's what I know - I was hoping that someone had
more info, but it sounds unlikely.
> I had been thinking of asking you, Mark,__________________________________________________
> whether there has been any progress on finding a new
> site for Fireside's music. Is there? It's
> when there are competing issues of importance to the
> neighborhood. We vitally need more park space and
> bigger parks that offer more activities for more
> people. Please don't knock the proposed expansion
> Haas. Let's work, instead, to maintain the music!
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