Block22 celebration planned for Sept. 12 

  Friday, September 6, 2019 3:00 PM
  News, Milestones

Pittsburg, KS


A public celebration for Block22 will be held in the Colonial Fox Theatre from 2 to 3 p.m. on 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 include: 

  • Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott, Vecino Group COO Mat Burton, and City Manager Daron Hall 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 Block22who will discuss their experience. 
  • Block22 restaurant and retail ownerswho 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.