Archdiocese to close, repurpose Clifton Cultural Center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville’s Clifton Cultural Center will close at the end of 2017, with the future of the organization and space both unclear.

News outlets report that the center, which opened in 1994, was granted a one-year extension on its lease last year. The space is owned by the Archdiocese of Louisville and managed by St. Frances of Rome Church, which will repurpose the former school building for an undetermined use.

St. Frances pastor the Rev. B.J. Breen says his organization was concerned about the maintenance costs it was asked to provide and felt it was time to repurpose the building. Holy Trinity Church will take over the lease July 1 and allow the center to transition out.

Clifton Center Board Chair Don Burch says it will tough to find another space.


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