Root Coffeehouse opens on Block 22

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An early morning opening means a Pittsburg redevelopment project now has options to get a bite to eat.

Phyllis Dixon is excited about the new and improved Root Coffeehouse.

“I like the peach ice tea and everybody likes different,” says Phyllis Dixon.

Her knitting group meets once a week at Root – and the new location means new options.

“Got a new space in the other room with better lighting,” says Dixon.

There are plenty of familiar faces on this opening day, but the crowd doesn’t stop there.

“We’ve seen so many of our regular customers and some new faces as well just seems like everyone is really excited,” says Lindsey Kling.

Co-owner Lindsey Kling has the first business to offer food and drink at Block 22 in downtown Pittsburg, choices like cappuccinos and crepes. But she’s planning to expand.

“We are going to add beer and wine in the evening as soon as our liquor license goes through,” says Kling.

Three more restaurants are slated to open in Block 22 next spring. Kling isn’t worried about competition – but sees it more as business synergy.

“We’re just excited for the other places to open up too. It’s just so nice to have kind of a restaurant community downtown that for the longest time Pittsburg really didn’t have something like that,” says Kling.

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