January 11, 2013

Arts hub closes up shop

Southside Hub of Production (SHoP) has left Fenn House with no specific plans for its relocation. SHoP had its last event, a closing party and concert, at Fenn House on December 31.

The First Unitarian Church, which owns Fenn House, decided against renewing SHoP’s lease for 2013, and instead entered into negotiations with a buyer from the Hyde Park area.

In an interview with the Maroon last November, Laura Schaeffer, the hub’s artistic director, said she would continue searching for a new Hyde Park location to provide space for SHoP’s community events, which include potlucks, concerts, and art galleries. There are several local properties in mind, according to the Hyde Park Herald, though it is uncertain exactly when or where SHoP would move.