The Hellenism of Chicago acquired one more building and its owners want to turn it into a hive of creation and Greek civilization. The Greeks of Chicago will use what is called “Cultural Center of the Hellenic American Community of Greater Chicago” and is housed in a private building also hosting the Cretan Community.
According to the official announcement, “the recently renovated and modern building is open to host lectures, seminars, courses, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, theater performances, film screenings and meetings.” The same announcement said that: “the well known businessman and President of SAE Theodore Spyropoulos, who recently bought the building in order to give it to the Hellenic-American Community and to the Philhellenes of Chicago, conceived the idea.”
In the end, the official announcement supported that the main purpose of the Hellenic-American Community of Greater of Chicago is to support the existing organizations of Diaspora, which do not have buildings. As well as the creation of a place that will host workshops and meetings on Greek issues. Furthermore, one of its targets is to strengthen the relations between Greece and USA.
The Committee plans to also create a traditional as well as a digital library, which will host rare editions and books of Greek issues and of Greek-American history and the archives of the Greek-American Press.