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Demolition Of Spartanburg Swim Center Begins

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Demolition of the Spartanburg Swim Center has begun, months after Spartanburg City Council announced it would close the facility.

Demolition started on Monday, according to our news coverage partners at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, and is expected to last about a week.

Late last year, City Council voted to close the center due to multi-million dollar renovation costs and a low number of people within the city that used the facility. The city, which operated the swim center at a cost of $530,000 annually, was the financial supporter of the center, which closed in September. 

The move was met with reluctance from city residents, many of whom questioned the financial basis of the closing, and expressing the importance of the facility to the community and health benefits as well. On November 7, Spartanburg School District 7 board members voted to sever the lease agreement between the city and school district over the use of the center, which cleared the way for demolition to begin.

To read the entire article from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, click here.
 
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