Back in June, i reported on the effort to save the Shambala Meditation Center building at 7331 N. Sheridan Rd., which was going to be torn down and replaced by a multi-level parking garage. Sadly, that effort was unsuccessful and the building is now being demolished. As much as i enjoy watching construction and demolition, i find this heartbreaking. I am appreciative of the effort and investment that Col. Jennifer Pritzker has made in Rogers Park--including the Mayne Stage, Cat's Cradle B&B, and Farcroft by the Lake apartments--but this is a real shame! Surely this building could have been given a little TLC and the parking garage could have been located elsewhere.
Here's how the building looked in June:
And here's how it looks today: