Fox River Christian Church acquires former Gold’s Gym building in Waukesha

The former long-vacant Gold’s Gym building in Waukesha’s Moreland Plaza mall has been acquired by Fox River Christian Church, which plans to turn the two-story, 42,009-square-foot building into a community center. Building,…


The former long-vacant Gold’s Gym building in the Moreland Plaza shopping center in Waukesha has been acquired by Fox River Christian Church, which plans to turn the two-story, 42,009-square-foot building into a community center. The building, which sits on a 1.95 acre site, was separated from the rest of the mall via a certified survey map in 2021 to encourage the sale or redevelopment of the building. Gold’s Gym closed there in July 2018. A staff report to the City Plan Commission says the church plans to use the building at 831 W. Moreland Blvd. for regular Sunday services, as well as individual and group counseling and lessons during the week. Additionally, the property will be used for weddings, funerals and other similar events, the report said. According to state ownership transfer records released this month, the building was purchased by White Harvest, LLC, a limited liability company affiliated with local businessman Charles Dion Conn, for $1,007,588. $. It is unclear if Conn is merely the registered agent for the LLC and if the church is in fact the new owner of the building, but state records indicate that all tax invoices will be sent to Conn’s home. . Attempts to reach a spokesperson for Fox River Christian Church, which has locations in Waukesha Village, Muskego and Waterford, were unsuccessful, as were attempts to reach Conn, which owns several McDonald’s franchises in the state. A staff member from the city’s community development department said he believed Conn was a member of the church.

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