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Club eyed again for downtown York steam plant

The new tenant in a former Metropolitan Edison Co. steam plant on West Philadelphia Street in York plans to open a dance club on the property, according to Rock Commercial Real Estate.

Several years ago, the firm brokered a lease at the former steam plant with another entity that wanted to open a night club there and serve alcohol, said David Keech, brokerage adviser and partner with York-based Rock.

The plans met community opposition and the club never opened, Keech said.

This time around, the club will be BOYB on Friday and Saturday nights and be alcohol-free for people under 21 years old to attend Thursday nights, said Hee “Nick” Song, the proprietor working to bring Club Power Plant to 147 W. Philadelphia St.

Song grew up in York County and said he decided the club was something York needed. Renovation plans are in the works for the 10,000 square feet of available space, Keech said.

The steam plant is on the edge of the city’s $50 million Northwest Triangle commercial and residential redevelopment project in downtown York, where construction recently began after about a decade in the making.

Brent Burkey

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