Hope To Have Move Complete By March 11
The Christian Life Center is moving. They’re moving from Main Street to 232 South College Street.
“It’s a big change,” said Bill Huston, the chairman of the Christian Life Center’s board of directors.
Since 1983, the non-denominational Christian organization has provided food and monetary assistance to those in need in the Harrodsburg community. Huston said they’ve moved several times over the years, from the Corral on U.S. 127 to two different locations on Main Street.
“This organization has served thousands of customers through its retail store and food bank,” Huston said in a press release. “Our expansions through the years and partnerships formed have allowed us now to purchase a new facility which will allow us increased floor space, parking, accessibility and visibility.”
Huston said the new location offers more space for storage, inventory and parking. Also everything will be on one level, which is important for the more than 60 volunteers who work at the Life Center, many of them elderly.
He said they are in the process of selling the previous location on Main Street and moving equipment and merchandise to the new location.
On Thursday, volunteers from the Carpenter’s Christian Church installed clothing racks and shelving. Contractors are also installing a handicapped accessible ramp as well as a patio.
One of the biggest advantages of the new location over the Main Street store is parking. The new site has up to 20 parking spots.
“That’s certainly an improvement,” said Huston, who said years of generous donations have enabled the Christian Life Center to make the move.
But the biggest impetus for the move was the need for more space.
“We were busting at the seams,” said Kris Preston, the vice-chairwoman of the board of directors.
The Christian Life Center is currently holding a buy one get one free sale. They hope to have everything moved by Friday, March 11.