NYACK, N.Y. -- Rand Commercial is pleased to announce it has sold a property at 28 South Franklin St. in Nyack, NY, which will be used as the Rockland County Pride Center.
“This is an incredible moment in social justice history,” said Brooke Malloy, executive director of Rockland County Pride. “The Pride Center will be a cornerstone for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender affirmation and inclusivity in Rockland County, a safe place for all youths, adults, seniors, and families to gather, find support, make new friends, access resources, and feel at home.”
The newly formed Rockland County Pride organization needed a home for its community center and headquarters, and with the “pro bono” assistance of Rand Commercial’s Joseph Rand and Paul Adler, the acquisition of this property made that dream a reality for the LGBTQ population in Rockland.
Rockland County Pride is temporarily housed in the Nyack office of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty until their permanent home is ready for occupancy and use. The property has 7,500 square feet and three stories, and was formerly an Elks Lodge. The organization will update the community when it chooses a date for its grand opening.
“This project has been a labor of love, and I’m honored to have been a part of it,” said Adler, regional manager for Rand Commercial and board of directors member for the Rockland County Pride Center. “Nyack is a place that continues to set an example of how important it is to accept and understand people of different backgrounds, and we are very fortunate to have this village as a culturally and socially influential area of Rockland.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder of something our company has done for a worthy non-profit like Rockland County Pride,” said Rand, managing partner for Rand Commercial. “Over the years, this organization has become a significant factor in the ever-growing diversity of Rockland, and I’m thankful for the work they do to provide support for the individuals of our local LGBTQ community.”
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