In May, BLOC Ministries
will open a community-centered restaurant in Lower Price Hill
. Blochead Pizza, which will be located at 712 State Ave., will be owned and operated by BLOC, but with local staff and management.
The 1,200-square-foot restaurant will employ about 13 people, and is slated to open the first week of May.
“We want to bring a community space that people can walk to, and gather and eat,” says Rev. Dwight Young of BLOC.
BLOC is also looking to bring two or three more businesses to State. It is starting a print shop and T-shirt printing company, and has its sights set on a building for the arts and training, and another for a new-businesses incubator.
“We’re interested in bringing jobs and training to the community that will ultimately help the community,” Young says. “There are great people who live here, and we want to partner with them and other investors to make a difference here that will affect the city.”
By Caitlin Koenig
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