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First look: LeBron James Family Foundation's 'House 330' debuts in Akron

The newest project from 'The Kid from Akron' welcomed visitors for the first time on Wednesday.

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron landmark is being transformed by an Akron icon.

The old Tangier is now the new "House 330" and residents of the '330' are getting a first glimpse inside. 

The Lebron James Grandmothers' Fan Club members got to House 330 right at opening. The space is designed for job training, tourism and a safe place to learn.

"Overwhelmed, the wow power, because I used to go to the old Tangier," Dr. Peggy Honaker said.

Gone are the intense carpets and vivid wall coverings, except in the cabaret room as an homage to melding the old and new.

LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) Executive Director Michele Campbell led tours through rooms that are ready to go, plus some that still require a bit of imagination.

"I hope they come back and come and create memories here, but I hope most importantly that they are proud of what we're building and contributing in Akron and that they can be a part of that," Campbell told 3News.

Among the things to be proud of is the only LeBron James sports bar, a chronological museum full of memorabilia and memories, and the organization's primary mission of job training.

The tour has Pierre Bell, an Akron transplant who grew up going to LeBron's games, excited for the future.

"I was going to St. V. (St. Vincent St. Mary) games at the JAR (Rhodes Arena) and all that fun stuff, and now to see us mature as men, and the things he's doing for the foundation, I just wish my son can be part of it someday," Bell said.

And Campbell is ready for doors to open, to serve their I Promise students and beyond.

"Whether you're young or older in life, we want something that serves everyone," she added.

You can watch our entire interview with LJFF Executive Director Michele Campbell in the player below. 

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