Situated on the corner of Plymouth Blvd and 34th Avenue North sits a United States Post Office -- dedicated when Jimmy Carter was president. It's in a central location next to city hall with plenty of lunch hour foot traffic.
But, soon, the U.S. Postal service will no longer be the primary tenant.
Today the post office is the focal point of this building, but starting Saturday, it will become the center of the area's Islamic community.
"There's a number of Muslims in the area," said Adeel Ahmed, a board member for the Northwest Islamic Community Center. "And there is no place, no mosque anywhere nearby."
Ahmed is part of a group that bought the building using private donations. The post office just had one request.
"They said, well one of our conditions is, 'we want to be able to rent the retail space there,' and we were like 'oh, that's great,'" Ahmed said.
Now, the post office and Islamic center will coexist under one roof. Ahmed is one of the people who have spent this whole year converting the space to a center of islamic prayer, education and fun.
"It's gonna be used on a daily basis throughout the day, not just once a day," he said.
The grand opening is set for Saturday, however, the center isn't quite ready for occupancy just yet. But, things are slowly taking shape.
"We're gonna have some woodwork put in here, Arabic calligraphy, verses from the Quran," Ahmed explained while pointing at an empty wall.
Something they have accomplished inside the building is that they've color-coordinated the carpet, walls and doors.
"That's everything I picked up from HGTV," he joked.
Once the interior is all said and done, dozens of people will utilize the space daily -- with even more coming on holy days.
"We're a very spiritual people," Ahmed said of Muslims. "We worship God, we abhor violence, and we try to do good for the community, for ourselves, and everyone around us."
And with its location in the heart of the city, Ahmed says they couldn't have picked better location.
"I really encourage [people] to stop by and visit us," he said.
The grand opening celebration takes place on Saturday, July 7, beginning at 9 a.m. with a 5K run-walk, followed by other activities throughout the day.