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Four historic buildings. One innovative vision. Countless possibilities.

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Block22 is an innovative, mixed-use, living-learning community at 4th and Broadway in downtown Pittsburg, Kansas.

In 2018, a unique partnership between Pittsburg State University, the City of Pittsburg, and the Vecino Group transformed four historic buildings at 4th and Broadway into an entrepreneurial center. Now, Block22 is home to students, businesses, support for entrepreneurs, and community spaces for workshops, meetings, and gatherings. 

The project was named one of the top university-led projects in the nation by the University Economic Development Association. 

Suite, flat, studio, and loft apartments provide modern and independent living options downtown. 

The Foundry
Designed to help create the city’s next generation of entrepreneurs.
PITSCO Idea Shop
A space championed on the idea of hands-on learning, particularly in the STEM field, for college students and younger.

Block22 catalyzed numerous new businesses to open in historic buildings within a six-block radius along Broadway, from boutiques to bookstores.

On both the east and west side of Broadway, the city’s main arterial street, Block22 features residential, commercial, dining, and entertainment spaces:

  • National Bank: Located on the Northeast corner of 4th and Broadway. This is where you’ll find The Foundry — a collaborative small business start-up space and home to the Economic Development and Community Engagement division.
  • Opera House Hotel: Located north of the National Bank building and the oldest building in Block22. This is where you’ll find Root Coffeehouse & Creperie, Large Conference Room, and The Co-Work Cafe.
  • Evergy Courtyard & The Pitsco Idea Shop: Located between the National Bank Building and the Opera House Hotel. This is where you’ll find space for K-5 students can explore the worlds of coding, robotics, and engineering through a partnership with Greenbush.
  • Commerce Building: Located on the Northwest corner of 4th and Broadway. This is where you’ll find Brick + Mortar Social House, Pippi Mae’s home décor store, and TOAST restaurant.
  • Baxter Building: Located north of the Commerce Building, between the Commerce Building and the historic Colonial Fox Theatre. This is now the home to Gorritos.

Innovate. Collaborate. Eat. Drink. Shop. Live.

Classic neighborhood bar in a chic, luxurious way, while serving up Modern American fare.

Burritos and bowls made from all fresh ingredients prepared in the kitchen each day. 
Locally roasted beans with pastries, bagels, and made-to-order crepes. 

Sandwiches, soups, and salads made with fresh ingredients and house-baked bread.

Curated home decor with collected, handcrafted and artisanal finds.
Reserve the large conference room at Block22 for your next meeting or event.

The Foundry Tenants



Business & Economic Research Center

CBW Bank

Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative

Doc Marshall – U.S. Senator

Helianthus Ventures

Jake LaTurner – U.S. Congressman

Kansas Apex Accelerator

Kansas Department of Commerce

Kansas Small Business Development

Point Forward

Wallace Saunders Attorney at Law

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Contact Block22

Were are located on 402 N. Broadway in Pittsburg, KS. Give us a call at 620-235-4920.

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