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Group of 10 help secure the Harlem VFW building, Harlem Community Center in the works


April 3, 2019

A group of 10, mostly anonymous investors, have come together to purchase the old VFW building in Harlem. The groups intent is to form an LLC and donate one side of the building to the Harlem Civic Association to used as a Community Event Center. The other side, the bowling alley will be converted into storage units and will help cover the utility costs for the entire building.

When the Harlem VFW closed its doors nearly a year ago and the Bowling Alley had returned its last ball on May 31, 2018, many wondered what would happen to the building.

For years the building served the community in more ways than just a VFW Club. It was used to host parties, wedding receptions, banquets and so many other functions. With its closing the community was left without a venue to hold special events.

The VFW building was left in the hands of three Officers, including the Commander of the Harlem Post, Don Richman. "I'm the Commander of the VFW, and there's three of us officers th...

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