Mariano Rivera, Yankees Pitcher and New Rochelle booster, has found (another) religion (besides baseball), or at least, wants to preserve it.
The City of New Rochelle is recommending Rivera’s congregation, Refugio de Esperanza, of Purchase, be awarded the right to refurbish and potentially buy the crumbling North Avenue Church, which the city owns.
The Church is deteriorating and the agreement calls for Rivera’s church to renovate the structure and then upon satisfactory completion has option to purchase it for $1.
The Council will vote on the proposal next Tuesday.
Rivera, who lives in Westchester, owns Mo’s New York Grill (recently renamed the Clubhouse Grill) in Downtown New Rochelle.