Nonprofit looks to turn vacant Bronx nightclub into a food bank

The nonprofit organization The Prodigal Center is proposing to turn the vacant Tropicana nightclub into a food bank.

The nonprofit organization The Prodigal Center is proposing to turn the vacant Tropicana nightclub into a food bank. (5/26/16)

THE BRONX - A nonprofit organization is looking to transform a vacant Bronx nightclub into a food bank.

Pastor Reggie Stutzman, who is part of the nonprofit group The Prodigal Center, wants to transform the vacant Tropicana nightclub on Home Street into a food pantry. The nonprofit already services a thousand people during its annual Thanksgiving event in Hunts Point. The group wants to use the former nightclub location as an additional space for its Thanksgiving feast.

Stutzman says adding the location would help Hunts Point, Longwood and Crotona Park. He says those areas are all in need of a food bank and would greatly benefit.

So far, Stutzman has not been able to reach the current owner of the nightclub. He is hoping to get approval to use the building at least once a year or lease it all year long.

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