October 23, 2014
A week long list of events hopes to highlight the potential of downtown sustainability.
Texas Tech University and the City of Lubbock are teaming up to reconstruct a downtown city block and fill it with a week's worth of events to demonstrate what is possible with a revitalized downtown area.
“Urban Stage is designed to demonstrate an urban street that is economically, socially, culturally and environmentally sustainable,” said David Driskill, the Mark E. Humphreys, AIA Chair for Urban Design in the College of Architecture.
Media can tour Urban Stage at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 29) in the parking lot of Lubbock National Bank to get an idea of the construction of the Urban Stage and ask questions about its purpose.
Then, a week's worth of events will be held within the Urban Stage:
Also, for the entire week, the street will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. so those interested can experience the projects. Sponsored by Texas Tech, the City of Lubbock, Civic Lubbock, Inc. and Lubbock National Bank, sidewalk dining from Giorgio's Pizza, Lee's Home Cooking, Emma's Mexican Restaurant and the Twist'd Texan Food Truck, and other food trucks, will be available daily with entertainment in the LNB Pocket Park and Giorgio's Cabaret Stage.
Yellow House Coffee will also be available in the LNB Pocket Park each day from 7:30-9 a.m., benefiting Starcare Specialty Health Care Systems. Additional information is available by clicking here.
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