Metro Inclusive Health, CAN Community Health announce Tampa expansion

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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TAMPA | Metro Inclusive Health and CAN Community Health announced March 28 that the organizations have acquired the German American Club in Ybor to transform the historic building into a state-of-the-art health center.

The community health partners, also known as Metro CAN LLC, currently lease space at 1315 E. 7th Ave. in Ybor. They acquired the German American Club—located at 2105 N. Nebraska Ave.—through German American Tampa Holdings, LLC, formed along with the Alliant Ybor Properties.

The organizations unveiled plans to transform the building, which was built in the early 1900s, by adding three floors adjacently attached to its current structure. They noted in a press release that the effort will revive a part of Tampa’s history, create jobs and positively impact the local neighborhood’s economy.

“As a local organization, we have grown alongside Tampa Bay by serving the community’s holistic health needs,” Metro Inclusive Health CEO Lorraine Langlois said in a statement. “Being able to restore and modernize this beautiful piece of local history for the community while expanding our impact fits right in line with our organizational mission.”

“CAN and Metro started their partnership in 2013, building what has become a model for us in other communities across Florida, the east coast and Puerto Rico,” CAN Community Health CEO Rick Carlisle added. “This investment in our community will continue to transform modern healthcare services for all in the Tampa Bay area.”

Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019, with completion expected by mid-2020. For more information, visit MetroTampaBay.org.

Photo courtesy Metro Inclusive Health.

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