WAYNESBORO, PA. - One of the largest commercial buildings in downtown Waynesboro is in the midst of a nearly $1 million overhaul by its new owners.
The Outlet Barn, once a popular destination for metropolitan shoppers, has been mostly vacant in recent years.
"The building is a good old building, but it needs some love," Kevin Ryckis said.
He and his wife, Suria, were looking to open a Gold's Gym, and the Carlisle, Pa., couple felt Waynesboro was the right fit.
"We saw this building, and it was meant to be," Kevin Ryckis said.
The Ryckises plan to invest $600,000 in renovating the 70,000-square-foot building. They estimate that gym equipment will cost another $300,000.
It's really a family-oriented project, they said.
"We own it and are doing all the work ourselves," Suria Ryckis said.
"We don't want anyone to think it's a big corporate conglomerate coming in," Kevin Ryckis said, mentioning that his daughter is a certified personal trainer and his son is moving to help.