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Warren investor working with city to quash proposed recovery center

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A Warren native, investing millions into bringing new life to the city's downtown area, said a proposed recovery center on West Market Street is "not the proper place" for that type of facility.

Downtown Development Group Owner Mark Marvin joined WFMJ Weekend Today's Press Pass to set the record straight on where he stands with the issue.

"We just feel that this adds to the stigma. The negative stigma that's been sitting on Warren, Ohio for quite some time and we've tried to lift that," Marvin said.

Marvin says he's not behind the individuals who want to put a recovery center into the old Reeves Apartments building at the corner of West Market Street and Mahoning Avenue. 

"I don't think that they know what they're doing there. And I think that that center is not going to be the country club that everybody calls it and because of that it's going to create other problems," Marvin said.

He's currently building a new winery overlooking the Mahoning River across the street set to open in May.

Marvin said he's going to reconsider any future investments if the recovery center does end up moving forward. He's working closely with city leaders and officials on this situation. He said they're looking for alternative locations for the recovery center. 

He's worked recently with a contingent investor out of California to potentially partner with them on fixing up the Reeves building.

Right now Marvin said there's a positive movement in downtown Warren and he wants to build on that. 
 

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