Strings attached to Arts District

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By Dan Haley

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The Oak Park Suzuki School, founded in 2005 by Oak Park resident Meg Lanfear, is expanding into the 1,200-square-foot storefront on the corner of Harrison Street and Ridgeland Avenue at the end of August.

With the expansion, she will add instructors to accommodate a growing waiting list of students and changing the school's name to The Oak Park String Academy.

According to a news release, Oak Park Development Corporation worked closely with Lanfear as she solidified the vision for her growing business. OPDC helped identify available spaces, including 350 Harrison St. where the school will open. The school is moving from 510 S. Cuyler Ave.

Oak Park String Academy joins other related businesses in the Harrison Street Arts District that includes Musikgarten, Val's halla Records, Open Door Theatre, Intuit Dance, and Magical Minds Studio.

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