1. Springfield YMCA plans child care, fitness center at Tower Square; will sell Chestnut Street building

    Springfield YMCA plans child care, fitness center at Tower Square; will sell Chestnut Street building

    The YMCA of Greater Springfield is moving child care and fitness programs from its building at 265 Chestnut St. to Tower Square. The move is designed to reinvigorate both the Y and the 180,000-square-foot downtown mall that’s been devoid of much activity in recent decades. "We are confident that we are going to see growth in our membership," said Dexter Johnson, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Springfield.

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    1. We are confident that we are going to see growth in our membership.
    2. We are moving the center away from traditional retail and to services.
    3. The busy time for the fitness center is from 5 to 7:30 p.m..
    4. We will also continue to provide youth sports programs at the Dunbar Community Center.
    5. But I don't want you to think that this is about the expense at our current building.
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