According to a news release on Everything Lubbock, the former Kmart building at 66th Street and University has been purchased by the YWCA.

This purchase is in conjunction with plans to consolidate YWCA's operations and expand their services in the Hub City. The YWCA is well known for their youth programs, childcare, health and fitness, and just general overall community outreach.

The press release states:

“The YWCA is very eager to launch the project and turn this corner into a thriving hub for kids and families,” noted YWCA of Lubbock CEO Glenda Mathis. “The support from the community for this effort is gratifying. People are genuinely excited to see the transformation of a vacant, abandoned space into a beautiful thriving environment. We look forward to the new vitality, expanded services, and opportunity to meet the growing needs of Lubbock more efficiently.”

The press release does not indicate a time frame, but plans are moving ahead. We'll keep posted as we find out more.

For more information about the YWCA, check out their Facebook page.

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