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YMCA To Announce Plans Of Possible New Location

The Jamestown Area YMCA, located at 101 Fourth St. P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

The Jamestown Area YMCA will be making an announcement during the next month about its future location.

Mark Eckendorf, Jamestown Area YMCA CEO, told The Post-Journal he couldn’t provide any additional information at this time, but said the announcement should be coming within the next month.

“Discussions are ongoing right now. Things aren’t finalized,” he said.

The Post-Journal had contacted Eckendorf about an update of the Jamestown Area YMCA’s search for a possible new location. Last April, he said that YMCA officials had been looking at properties along the Foote Avenue medical corridor as a possible new location, but nothing had been finalized.

He said YMCA officials are looking into possibly moving from their Fourth Street location because at some point the two area YMCAs, which also includes the Lakewood YMCA, have to possibly consolidate operations.

Eckendorf said the search for a possible new location is a preliminary step to consolidation, with nothing being “concrete” at the time.

See tomorrow’s edition for more coverage.