Southwestern University, just across a side street from the old store, is expected to take over the Bullocks Wilshire building the first week in June, said school spokeswoman Leslie Steinberg. The fixtures will remain in storage during restoration and construction work that is expected to continue until the end of 1995, she said.
"We certainly don't want to put things up until we finish the work, so they are not damaged," Steinberg said. She described the fixtures and furnishings as mainly in excellent condition. The library will be open for public tours.