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Public invited to check out Block22, officials will hold panel discussions

Release from Pittsburg State University:

A public celebration for Block22 will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. 

The celebration will feature an open house and tours, a ribbon cutting, and a series of brief panel discussions with groups involved in the success of Block22, which has become a model for other communities in the past year.  

The panels will convene at 2 p.m. at the Colonial Fox Theatre and will include: 

  • Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott, Vecino Group President Mat Burton, and City Manager Daron Hall, who will discuss the partnership that led to Block22. 
  • Three PSU students living at Block22, who will discuss why they wanted to live there and will share their experiences living in Downtown Pittsburg as it undergoes revitalization. 
  • Professional tenants working at Block22, who will discuss their experience. 
  • Block22 restaurant owners, who will discuss what they're bringing to Downtown Pittsburg. 

At 3 p.m., a ribbon cutting will be held on Broadway, followed by an open house and reception of Block22 spaces, including the restaurants, Foundry, and parts of the residential space until 5:30 p.m. 

The program will be hosted by PSU Chief Strategy Officer Shawn Naccarato. 

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