August 19, 2016 5:20 AM
The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority has announced the sale of a downtown Battle Creek Building to an organization keen on transforming it into an athletic complex.
In a release, the Land Bank says that the building at 50 W. Michigan Ave. will be sold to Cereal City Athletics, an organization founded a year ago to encourage healthy living. The building will be transformed into a rock climbing gym with 40-foot tall ceilings, with climbing walls for all ages and skill levels.
Cereal City Athletics co-founder Emily Bandeen says that the gym, called Battle Rock, will be “a huge attraction for families with children who are looking for opportunities to be active year round”, with the possibility of large climbing competitions being hosted as well.
The building at 50 W. Michigan has been vacant for at least 8 years, with the Land Bank taking ownership when it was purchased from Battle Creek Unlimited in 2010.