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Quincy YMCA shuts down due to power outage, burst pipe

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  September 3, 2013 05:05 PM

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The Quincy YMCA's 11,000 members will have to go elsewhere for programming and workouts as the building has been shut down for at least the next two days.

According to a message on the YMCA website, a burst pipe and power outage forced the closure of the building Tuesday. It will also be closed Wednesday.

“Please check back for updates on whether and when the branch will open on Thursday, Sept. 5,” the website says. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we do everything we can to fix the problem.”

Programs have been shuffled around as a result of the closure, putting Quincy Learning Center to several Hanover locations on Wednesday from 7 a.m. till 6 p.m. Classes will be there as needed until the Quincy Branch can open.

Preschool through kindergarten classes will be held at 97 Mill Street in Hanover at Laura's Center for the Arts at the Emilson YMCA. Toddlers should be brought to 1075 Washington St in Hanover to the South Shore YMCA Early Learning Center.

Those attending either program should call Kristine Swan at 617-334-3746.

South Shore YMCA staff were not available for comment.

The shutdown occurs nearly two months before the new YMCA facility is set to open next door.

The $30-million project will entirely replace the existing, aging building with a light-filled space, complete with a six-lane lap pool, a teen center, a new and improved childcare center, a health and well being center, group exercise rooms, and an indoor running track.

In addition, lounge spaces and café areas that look into the pool will encourage community gathering. Turf fields in a multi-purpose gymnasium will also allow the gym to expand programs. The existing building will be demolished once the new doors open.

For updates on the closure, visit the YMCA’s website.


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