'Lark' project progressing one floor at a time
The historic, impressive steel beams that line the building at 809 W. Second St. in downtown Hastings represent the structural foundation of "The Lark," a future concert and events venue that will open its doors this fall.
The project as a whole, however, has a larger, underlying foundation of community support that has kept the project's finances, construction and overall vision on track since the building campaign began in 2011, said Robin Harrell, Lark director.
And earlier this month, the venture received an additional beam of support from Pinnacle Bank Hastings, which gave a $60,000 gift that marks the project's largest donation from a private corporation to date.
The Lark committee has raised a total of $875,000 of the $1.2 million necessary to execute its three-year capital campaign, which was launched Jan. 1.