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Members of the community are invited to check out the newly-renovated old YMCA building at 322 West Main Street in Park Hills this Saturday during an open house event to showcase the improvements on the historic building.

The building, which was constructed during World War I, has changed hands several times and served several different purposes, including as a YMCA, Leadbelt Water Company office and most recently, apartments.

Local real estate investors and cousins Chris and Derrick Hulsey acquired the building in 2015 and announced their plans to remodel the structure and reopen it as a 24-unit apartment complex. The work is now nearing completion, along with a coffee shop on the bottom floor operated by Chris and Derrick’s wives, Ashton and Ashley, respectively.

Ashley Hulsey said with the building holding so much historical significance, numerous people have approached her and the other owners about seeing the inside before the space opens for rent under the name City View Lofts.

“We’ve already had six to 10 people tell us that their grandma used to live here or that this was their parents’ first place,” she said. “People are excited to see what a difference has been made. We decided we definitely wanted to give the community the opportunity to come in and see it.”

The open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, with refreshments available.

Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at jscott@dailyjournalonline.com.

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