The Islamic Society of Concord is in the early stages of renovating a building on North Main Street to build the first permanent mosque in Concord.
The society currently rents space in the East Concord Community Center.
Hubert Mask is president of the society. He explains that space is expensive, there are no offices - and it offers no privacy for prayer.
The group has plans to purchase and renovate a small building in downtown Concord, adjacent to the First Congregational Church.
Mask says he knows they'll face some challenges.