By Cherri Gregg
MARLTON, N.J. (CBS) — After nearly two decades of effort, the dream of opening a cultural center for South Jersey’s growing Indian community has finally come to fruition.
“Everybody is just feeling a sigh of relief,” says Jay Parikh, spokesman for the Indian Cultural Center of South Jersey. He says its been more than 10 years since land was donated to build the center and more than four since their ground breaking ceremony. But finally, after unexpected delays, obstacles and fundraising, the center is open.
“We are very overjoyed and are ready to present this to the community,” says Parikh. He says they received their occupancy permit on Friday.
Located in Evesham Township, New Jersey, off of Route 73, the 20,000 square foot building sits on 18 acres. It includes a 570-seat assembly hall, complete with an industrial kitchen and teched-out stage. On the second floor, there…
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