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Tour the New West View Community Hub

VIDEO: An old PNC bank has been transformed into an open-plan community space with computers, a food pantry, and daily kids' activities.

This week on #SparktMyInterest, Kelly explores the new West View Hub , a community center dedicated to being a malleable resource for the area.

A PNC Bank has been transformed into an inclusive community hub in West View, and is open to the public. Co-founder Scott Pavlot says he wants the hub to be a positive, safe resource that will grow depending on community interests.

Along with dozens of volunteers, Pavlot repurposed the old bank. The teller stations became computer stations. The vault became a kids reading-room. A manager's office is now the food pantry. The walls are lined with books and West View-inspired murals, and if that's not enough, you can check out a prop-airplane from Netflix's "Mind Hunter" that the kids (and Kelly) eagerly hop on, pretending to be in flight.

But like any community resource, it only thrives when it's in-use. So take advantage of it. To take a mini-tour (and see the money the bank accidentally left behind) check out this week's Sparkt My Interest!

The hub could use a hand with volunteers and donations, so if you'd like to join the cause, head to their website !

Video produced by Ryan Bergman.

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