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Church planned for former fitness building in Valparaiso

Updated: November 12, 2013 6:12AM



Acacia Church of Valparaiso has switched from considering the old Calvary Church building at 1115 Calumet Ave. next to the old Sun Appliance and has instead presented plans to convert the old fitness building at 2352 U.S. 30, next to Strack and Van Til.

Pastor James Smith said at Tuesday’s Site Review Committee meetings that the U.S. 30 building better suits the needs of his church and would require mostly outside improvements.

Although the old fitness building could have seating for up to 170 people after conversion, Smith said, he added that he doesn’t believe that many people will attend each service.



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