According to a December 9 posting on the SPJST Lodge #88 Pokrok Facebook page, a buyer is interested in purchasing the Czech heritage fraternal society’s 9.25 acre property at 1435 Beall St. in Shady Acres, home to a hugely popular weekly Thursday night bingo session.
Ballots and an explanation of the offer have been mailed to all members, and according to a post that went up Saturday, the proposal was discussed at yesterday’s monthly membership meeting.
SPJST leadership hopes to have the votes counted by next month’s membership meeting.
“I really hope it isn’t an apartment builder that has offered!” notes a reader. If it is not, that would break with the prevailing norm in the immediate vicinity. There are developments in the works now both next-door and cattycorner to the lodge.
In addition to bingo, the building hosts dances, wedding parties, and serves as a polling station.
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