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14,000-Square-Foot Gym Under Way At Hackensack's M&M Building

The M&M Building is located on Holt Street in Hackensack.
The M&M Building is located on Holt Street in Hackensack. Photo Credit: Contributed

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A groundbreaking ceremony was held over the weekend for the long-awaited renovation to the Hackensack Recreation Center, commonly known as the M&M Building, located at 116 Holt St.

Once completed, the center will include a 14,000-square-foot multi-purpose gym — twice as large as the old gym — featuring a full-sized court and 400 seats. The new gym will be built on what is currently a grass field.

Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathy Canestrino, Deputy Mayor David Sims, Councilman Leonardo Battaglia and Councilwoman Stephanie Von Rudenborg were all in attendance.

"We are very excited that this moment has finally arrived," Deputy Mayor David Sims said.

"When people see the finished result, I am confident they will be very pleased with how the Center has turned out. This is a place where the community will come together and enjoy for years and years to come."

The project is being constructed by Two Brothers Contracting, of Totowa, who submitted the lowest of 15 bids to council to renovate the current 7,700-square-foot center.

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