Don’t lie, we know you hit that Google search bar at least once a week looking for the “best” in your neighborhood. And even when you find the seemingly perfect place for date night or a quick bite before you and your girls head to the movies, you don’t always get the complete picture and essence of a restaurant. But not to fear, Frank Montro is here with the South Side’s BEST Italian restaurant, Truth!
“The house is destroyed. The house was abandoned for 10 years,” Smith said.
He said the nonprofit’s architect has determined the amount of work the house needs would exceed the cost to tear it down and build a new facility designed to house the recording studios, study areas and museum to music of the South Side planned for the property.
Executive Director Donnie Smith said the vision for the programming that brings in neighborhood youths and the general community around music and the arts has not changed.
Later this fall, the nonprofit will start raising $1 million toward the costs of demolition and construction of a new facility, which is expected to be up to 4,000 square feet, more than twice the size of the 1,600 square foot house, she said.
Che Smith said the project matters whether the house is gone or not.
“I believe that by staying in that community space, we’ll still be able to instill the spirit of what we’ve been doing,” Smith said.
Both said the plan continues to be to create a model of a small arts and music incubator that can be replicated in other neighborhoods around the city, dubbed Lite Houses by the nonprofit.