YOUNGSTOWN — The St. Vincent de Paul Society’s dining hall is undergoing a $71,500 renovation, primarily to the 62-year-old building’s exterior.
The work is part of significant changes being made by the organization’s Youngstown council that helps the needy.
The society recently sold its thrift store and office at 235 Wick Ave. for $190,000 after making $115,000 worth of repairs to the building. Without the repairs, it would have been extremely difficult to sell the building, said Fred Pisani, the society’s Youngstown council president.
As part of the work being done to the dining hall at 208 W. Front St., the building’s second floor is being converted from a storage area into office space for the society, he said.
The building project won’t stop the society’s primary mission of feeding the needy, he said.
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