Cohoes Community Center Could Reopen, But There's a Catch

There's a bit of good news about the future of the Cohoes Community Center, which has been closed for the past several months because of money problems.

Assemblyman John McDonald has secured a $500,000 state grant aimed at helping to re-open the building.

But there's a caveat.

Even though it might be enough to buy the property, the $500,000 grant won't cover the needed repairs, and there's also a debt of more than $300,000 that's currently under investigation by the Albany County DA's office.

So far, at least, McDonald says no one's willing to take the chance.

The money is only available to a municipality, not a private business entity.

Photo: WNYT

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