The North Side League will not become a Boy's and Girl's Club of America, as proposed by the local Children's Home. Their offer to buy the decaying Mill Street building has been rejected as the remaining members now overseeing the building decided to list the building for sale.
There are wrinkles in all of this. Assuming a reconstituted ownership has the right to convey title, there is the matter of AG approval needed for an NFP to sell this. Someone must have fronted the $30K to settle the back taxes and more will be do.
The Children's Home offer would have provided a means to continue the building as a community based facility and the Home would have the resources to do the job and political juice to get the AG's OK.
Remaining League officers say whatever sale proceeds there are will be used to set up a scholarship fund. The asking price is $500K. Liabilities include paying back whoever fronted the tax money. There is also a now deceased member who paid off a similar tax bill a few years back. There are lawyers bills to reconstiture the corporation, and realtor commission. Most other bills are likely written off, but there will be carrying costs to the building in the interim.
What will end up there ? Maybe a dollar store. Maybe nothing.
It's too bad the Boys and Girls Club plan didn't pan out as it would have benefited youth and continued a positive legacy.