No, it wasn’t a church.  

In the late 1920s, Grove City temporarily voted the community dry closing all of the bars in the downtown area.  A simple wood frame building was constructed on Grove City Road at Demorest Road called the Tabernacle.  It was located outside the village limits in the township and it was a place where locals could enjoy a beer or a shot of whiskey.   The old hotel and saloon, owned then by the Endres family and known today as Planks on Broadway, became a pool hall and a popular site to get a free ride to the Tabernacle.