2 Williamsburg community centers on the verge of shutdown

Members of Swinging Sixties Senior Center and Small World Day Care say their building was recently purchased and its current landlord is threatening to end the building's use as a community facility. (1/24/14)

WILLIAMSBURG - Two Williamsburg community centers may be in jeopardy of closing, with members fearing the new owners of the building may kick them out.

Members of Swinging Sixties Senior Center and Small World Day Care say their building was recently purchased and its current landlord is threatening to end the building's use as a community facility.

Local lawmakers say that because of this, they are proposing legislation that would fast-track the eminent domain process in order for the city to purchase the property.

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The two centers have been at their location in Williamsburg for more than 40 years and say their programs are essential for the community.

Both centers offer free and low-cost programs. The property that the two sit upon was built using public funding, and both operate as the result of public funding.

The owner of the property offered no comment on the matter.

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