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

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