COLUMBUS, Ind. — A group representing the State Street corridor hopes to establish a new vision for the America and Roby Anderson Center on the city’s east side when it occupies the building starting next month.

The State Street Area Association and the city have agreed to a five-year lease for the community center at 421 McClure Road. The center is named after America and Roby Anderson, who launched the original Eastside Community Center.

Julie Bilz, president of the association, said the group is excited about taking over the center and hopes to develop different programs over the next five years as a way to generate revenue.

Please read Wednesday’s edition of The Republic for more details.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or mkent@therepublic.com