Between now and July, the space will be customized with acoustic insulation; small, private studios for lessons; and dedicated space for recording and performances.
Zoells expects the move to be done by the end of the summer. Zoells said it's no accident that the move to the new building will be a short one. He said the South Loop is the perfect home for the city's piano capital.
"It's a really good location for a couple of reasons: One is it's right across the street from Sherwood Community Music School, which is part of Columbia College, so there's already a lot of music on that block," Zoells said.
"And it's in the South Loop. That neighborhood has become a very tight-knit, very residential community with a lot of cultural activity right around there. We want to contribute to that. And at the same time, it's so close to downtown, you can walk there, you can hop on a bus, you can more easily park there than you can where we are now, so I think it's a winner."If there is one way to our heart it's to say nice things about our neighborhood...so far we like what we hear!
(Hat tip: EB!)