The Buhl Club renovates 119-year-old building; prioritizing health and wellness
The Buhl Club in Downtown Sharon hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning to celebrate their $6 million renovation project on the first floor.
Phase two of the project is nearly complete. A $2 million donation from the Buhl Regional Health Foundation helped the clubs mission in providing access to health and wellness for everyone in the community.
"It's so important for us to keep our history, but also to bring the new in with the old and have the beauty and state of the art equipment," said Jennifer Barborak, executive director of The Buhl Regional Health Foundation.
Renovations of the 119 year old building include an expanded wellness center with sophisticated equipment, a new youth and child care center and an updated welcome area for guests. The Buhl Club's executive director, Jason Kmick told 21 News, there's more to come.
The second level of the building will include child development classes, racquet ball and basketball courts and elevators.
While exterior touch-ups are a part of future renovation plans, mental, physical and behavioral health of the community is the main priority for now.
"The idea there is to partner with large health organizations to sort of find out what the health needs are in the community," Kmick said.
The club provides financial assistance for people with a fixed or low income. Officials are looking forward to welcoming in new faces.
This is the first significant renovation of the building since 1967.