Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mary Sears Academy now JTA Schools?

A reader writes:

Hello Sloopin! 
A couple things I’ve noticed around the neighborhood lately: 
Mary Sears Academy changed their name (and maybe their ownership?) to JTA Schools. And there’s a sign in their southern most window that says that space is for lease. I don’t know if that means they’re downsizing that space or planning to completely leave it eventually. 
Also, a florist opened at 1335 S. State called Henry Hampton Floral. Here’s their website.


We posted about Mary Sears in the past (March) and at the time they were sticking around.  Maybe they decided to change?  Does anyone have the scoop?

In regard to the Henry Hampton Floral, we're not 100% sure, but we think they just relocated.  If memory serves correctly, they were the florist at 828 S. Wabash.

(Hat tip:  CR!)


Tracy C said...

Same as before, just a name change. It is more to freshen the name and look and JTA stands for Johnathan Thomas Academy, the first names of the two owners. And as enrollment is increasing, they aren't going anywhere!

Bekki said...

They did reduce the size of the space they lease as well. More room for retail now at 1255 S. State!