On May 15th we are continuing Season 3 of South Bend on Purpose with a live conversation on the transformation and economic resurgence of Western Avenue, a West Side corridor home to a string of small, family-owned businesses including Chico's Restaurant, Taqueria Chicago, and La Rosita.
Western is a prominent West Side corridor and is home to a growing number of small, family-owned businesses including Chico's Restaurant, Taqueria Chicago, and La Rosita.
This season we're hosting a series of live events to tell the stories of people who are betting on South Bend by investing new purpose into old spaces, whether that's an old industrial building or a once lively plot of land; people whose internal purpose has manifested itself into a physical part of our city – the streets, parks, buildings, and restaurants of South Bend. People like Sam Centellas, Director of La Casa de Amistad, and Scott Ford, former Director of the City's Community Investment office, who both played pivotal roles in the transformation and economic resurgence of Western Avenue.
Our live conversation will feature co-hosts Jacob Titus and Dustin Mix alongside Sam Centellas and Scott Ford and will be recorded to be released in edited form on the podcast.