New purpose envisioned for old Brazil Times building

It was once home to a local newspaper. Now the former Brazil Times building needs a new purpose.

Posted: Oct 28, 2017 9:01 PM
Updated: Oct 28, 2017 9:01 PM

BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) - It was once home to a local newspaper. Now the former Brazil Times building needs a new purpose.

Clay County residents had the opportunity to peek inside the building Thursday night and envision what the space could be.

Community leaders say there is a great need in the county with many people struggling with poverty. They think the building could be used to provide services to those in need and help established groups currently running out of space.

The Brazil Times moved out of the building on North Meridian Street back in May.

A small group of interested community leaders is now tasked with refining the vision for the space and securing funds to buy the building. The group is considering the space for food pantry and childcare services.

A representative of the Brazil Times told the group Thursday night the property would likely be listed next year. It could be bought for $225,000.  

The community is still encouraged to submit their ideas. Individuals can do so by contacting the Brazil Times of the Brazil First United Methodist Church.

 

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