10/11/13 – 5:11 A.M.
The Findlay Elks Club will have a new home soon. After agreeing to sell their S. Main Street location to Marathon Petroleum, the organization is buying the Northridge Swim and Tennis Club at 900 W. Melrose Avenue. Lodge trustee Tom Fitzpatrick tells the Courier membership approved buying the club from current owner Luke Bartolomeo. The national governing body of the organization has to sign off on the move before it is official.
Fitzpatrick added that the Northridge property includes everything the Elks had on S. Main Street and more. The building has a banquet hall, so the club will still be able to rent out facilities for things like wedding receptions.
The Northridge location also includes a private swimming pool and tennis courts. Bartolomeo will manage those facilities for another year or two, but says otherwise he is retiring so selling the club to the Elks made sense. The Elks will continue to operate the pool and tennis courts as a private club. Membership in the Elks will not be a requirement to buy a membership to use the facilities.
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