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A little more than a year ago, 38 West Side businesspeople and sympathizers protested — loudly. The Religious Coalition for Community Renewal wanted to use COVID-19 aid money to start a drop-in and residential treatment center at Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charleston’s Elk City neighborhood.

The two leaders, Pat Pelley of Books and Brews and Phil Melick of Elk City Records, sent a letter to city officials opposing the project, contending it would have an overall negative effect on the area. Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin had recommended the city fund the day center.

Greg Stone covers business. He can be reached at 304-348-5124 or gstone@hdmediallc.com.

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