Hoppe demolition injunction dismissed

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A complaint filed in Cook County court Friday by "Oak Parkers for the Preservation of the 1923 Hemingway-Hoppe Building," requesting that a judge issue a temporary restraining order barring the village from demolishing a building at 461-467 N. Harlem Ave., was dismissed following a court hearing Tuesday morning.

The village board voted for a second time to demolish the so-called "Hoppe" building this month. The demolition is required to make way for Whiteco's proposed 14-story apartment and retail development.

Crews were on site Tuesday morning preparing for demolition.

Advocates for saving the building have argued that it has historic and architectural significance. The Historic Preservation Commission voted to hold a hearing on the building's potential as a local landmark.

The village board had voted to demolish the building several months before residents filed an application with the commission.

?#34;Katharine Grayson

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