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East Side ‘Better Block’ Takes Place Saturday

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Lincoln Knolls Plaza will come alive Saturday with music, dance performances, food vendors, an art gallery, and games for children and seniors as the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. brings the Better Block program to the city’s East Side.

The goal is to demonstrate what the plaza could become with the goal of catalyzing permanent improvements in the future that will support and promote local restaurants, businesses, artists, and community organizations.

The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. All activities, and food are free and open to the public. The menu includes barbeque and Puerto Rican dishes.

The “Better Block” project is a demonstration tool that rebuilds an area using grassroots efforts to show the potential to create a great walkable, vibrant neighborhood center.

The East Side Better Block is made possible through support from the YNDC, William Swanston Charitable Fund, Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Lincoln Knolls Community Watch, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, the city of Youngstown, and Second Ward Councilman T.J. Rodgers.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.