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Woodfin/North Asheville YMCA to Open April, 2009

WOODFIN, NC – The YMCA of Western North Carolina continues to make progress with the completion of their new facility located at Reynolds Village in Woodfin, NC. Located just one mile past Beaver Lake, the new facility will serve as an anchor to the 300,000 square foot commercial project and cater to members living in North Buncombe County and the surrounding area.

The anticipated opening of the Woodfin branch of the YMCA, dubbed the "Neighborhood YMCA at Woodfin," has been finalized and will happen on Friday, April 1, 2009 according to the new location’s Director LaTisha Steele. The new branch will occupy the entire second floor of a three story mixed-use building in Reynolds Village. Reynolds Village is the evolution of Reynolds Mountain that promises to become the new center of commercial activity in Woodfin and North Asheville. The 70 acre rolling tract of land features a mix of classic North Carolina downtown buildings — facades culled from historic towns all over the Carolinas.

Merrimon Avenue will also be extended into and through the new downtown corridor as North Merrimon Avenue. A master planned development, Reynolds Mountain Communities will allow residents to live and work, shop and dine, exercise and relax in a pedestrian and bicycle friendly 500 acres, complete with green spaces, parks, preserves, fountains and public works of art.

"I cannot imagine Reynolds Village without the Neighborhood YMCA. With its commitment to total wellness and accessibility, the YMCA is an invaluable resource in our community. Its further expansion into North Buncombe County is much needed," said Reynolds Mountain CEO Kirk Boone.

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