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Church buys former Rochester martial arts studio for $1.2 million

Rochester's Homestead Church recently began holding its services at 3004 Highway 52 N. That building previously housed the Park Institute of Tae Kwon Do.

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A Rochester church has found a new found in a former Med City martial arts studio.

Homestead Church recently began holding its services at 3004 Highway 52 N.

That building previously housed the Park Institute of Tae Kwon Do. In June, the Park Institute moved into a new space in the Gill Center One building at 3155 Wellner Drive NE.

As part of the transition, the United Methodist Church, led by the Rev. Aaron Justice, purchased the 4,800-square-foot building on June 1.

Homestead paid $1.2 million for the 50-year-old center and made a downpayment of $400,000.

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Grandmaster Kun Yoo Park started the Park Institute of Tae Kwon Do in Rochester in 1976. He bought the martial arts studio now turned church for $177,000 in 1984.

Olmsted County estimated the total market value for the building and land at $288,500 for 2021-2022.

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