The Borough of Catasauqua announces Iron Works Blast on Saturday, Nov. 8
The event to showcase redevelopment will be held on former FLSmidth site.
The borough of Catasauqua will hold the “Iron Works Blast” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the former FL Smidth site at Front and Bridge streets. The German beer hall-themed event will feature local gourmet food trucks including Gourmand and What the Fork?, beer and wine, entertainment and the opportunity to get a close-up view of the town’s redevelopment plans for the former industrial site.
“The idea came about as a way to generate some excitement and put the spotlight on the potential of this riverfront property,” said Catasauqua Borough Manager Gene Goldfeder. “This is an opportunity to experience the area, see what it looks like now and imagine its future.”
The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. at the former plate shop on the property. Catasauqua High School Marching band will welcome guests, followed by a belly dance performance by the Gas House Dance Hall, jazz guitar and beatboxing from musician Yancarlos Sanchez and a presentation of development plans from the borough’s architectural firm Spillman Farmer. The rock band Tavern Tan will play for the remainder of the evening.
“We wanted to create an event that allowed us to present our plans and talk to the community about this project – but we also really want it to be fun,” said Catasauqua Borough Council Member Christine Weaver. “We’re excited for the future of Catasauqua and we want to share that with residents.”
If curiosity isn’t enough to encourage attendance, the first 100 people through the door will receive a $5 off coupon good for purchase of any item from the food trucks.
The evening is free, open to the public and 21 and older only. For more information about the event, follow Iron Works Catasauqua on Facebook.
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