TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY COWTOWN BALLROOM EL TORREON BECOMES NEW BRIDGEPORT COMMUNITY CHURCH!!!
This seems appropriate for the Kansas City Sunday . . .
Remember that recently TKC reported a change in ownership for El Torreon.
Now . . .
TKC EXCLUSIVE: CHECK THIS MESSAGE FROM A PASTOR PROMISING TO KEEP THE FLEA MARKET @ EL TORREON!!!
Interestingly, it seems like there's a real move by more than a few local congregations to buy up land and important buildings throughout the urban core of Kansas City - There's no telling if that's a sign of urban core revival or the last resort of a so-called real estate renaissance that has failed to materialize.
Here are the deets:
"Hi there, This is Sam Newby, Pastor of Bridgeport Community Church. We have located off 18th St for our first 5 years as a church and to accommodate the growth of the community we have bought a building for the church.
The building is the KC Icon El Torreon building at 31st & Gillham Plaza We are exited to be part of the neighborhood and as we have always been continue to be highly involved in the community - hosting concerts, art shows, and all sorts of events beyond just regular church activity.
In terms of the transition from the building being a flea market and now transitioning into a church, our position is " "We recognize that the El Torreon has a rich history in Kansas City culture. It has been a dance hall, a roller rink, a concert hall and most recently a treasure trove of a flea market. All of these uses reflect a love of life and passion for creative expression that we admire and enjoy. Our desire is to continue those traditions as we pursue God's kingdom here"
Here's an update from the Church on the rehab:
Bridgeport has moved! – March 2nd Gathering Details
For more info check their website: Welcome to Bridgeport Church