By Nadia Adams
The Old Town School of Folk music is focusing on increasing enrollment to keep the doors open at its Lincoln Park location.
In October of last year, the school’s board of directors voted to put the property at 909 W. Armitage on the market for sale. This decision caused discord between the board and the community of people who teach and take classes at the school.
A coalition of students and teachers cited the building’s history and importance to the school as they petitioned the board of directors to stop the sale. They promised to help build enrollment to put the school in a better financial position.
In March, the board voted in their favor, and classes continue at the Armitage location.