Studiomedia Recording Company, which has occupied the southeast corner of Davis Street and Oak Avenue in Evanston for over three decades, is moving out — blaming noise from nearby construction projects.

The studio manager, Tim Steinman, says noise from the LuLu’s restaurant construction site next door at 1026 Davis and from the project across the street that’s rebuilding the storefronts destroyed in the Pine Yard restaurant fire, makes it impossible for Studiomedia to assure customers they’ll have the quiet needed for recording projects.

He says owner Scott Steinman plans to relocated the firm’s recording sessions to the Electrical Audio studios on Belmont Avenue in Chicago by early August and put the roughly 6,000 square foot building here up for sale.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Don’t Tear It Down!
    It’d be a shame if that building were razed. Downtown Evanston is at once architecturally clumsy and insipid.

  2. Will Pine Yard rebuild ?
    I’ve not been by where Pine Yard was for a couple of month and even then don’t recall work being done? Are they going to rebuild there or somewhere else ?

  3. Winds of Change are blowing pretty hard.

    Studiomedia plans to continue providing excellent professional audio services, sessions, and expertise from new venues closeby in Evanston and Chicago. Reach us as always. Our phone numbers, email address, and web domain will be the same. We'll miss our favorite corner and amazing facility at Davis and Oak, but a construction zone is no place for a recording studio, even a fortress such as this one. We love what we do and plan to keep doing it for our customers and clients who trust us with their projects. Things are lining up so we can continue working without interruption. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with projects and for details. 

    Scott Steinman, Recording Engineer / President

    Studiomedia Recording

    1. Scott’s work

      Scott's work has always been excellent and I'm sure that will continue.

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