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Graffiti doing good at the King Street Center

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With magic markers in hand, kids were taking to the walls at the King Street Center in Burlington Friday.

"You don't usually get to draw on walls, so it is pretty exciting," said Malcolm Sovey, 11.

The graffiti free-for-all was designed to help young people share their goodbyes to the space.

"King Street never to be forgotten," Malcolm said.

"Bye, I am going to miss this place," said Neema Modeste, 13.

"I was going to write RIP, but I don't think of it as the place dying, I think of it more as new and improved," said Lisa Uwiduhaye, 11.

In January, most of the property will be leveled.

"It is worn and frayed after 20 years of hundreds, thousands of kids and families coming through the door, and as well it is too small," said Vicky Smith of the King Street Center.

A new $5.6 million King Street Center will go up in its place.

"It looks pretty cool, pretty complex. It is going to be awesome," Malcolm said.

The beauty behind Friday's activity is that you didn't have to be an artist and it was open to kids of all ages-- so, too, will the new space. It will jump from 10,000- to 25,000-square-feet, have new programming for infants and post high school opportunities.

"The goal of the King Street Center is really about opportunity," Smith said. "It's about creating opportunities for education, social services and recreation."

A mission that's currently meeting the needs of more than 500 people in the community and one even the center's youngest fans are confident will continue once construction on the new building is complete in 2014.

"It's still going to be the same King Street, just different," Lisa said.

The center is moving to a temporary location on South Winooski Avenue at the end of this month until construction is complete.

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