Gov. Rendell Breaks Ground On New Penn. PAC

BETHLEHEM Penn. (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell led a group of community leaders and government officials as they broke ground at the future site of ArtsQuest Center for Performing Arts at SteelStacks. The project, expected to cost $25 million dollars, will be located near the f

Officials project that the new PAC will foster more than 200 permanent jobs in the region which is still struggling to recover in the wake of the loss of the steel industry.

Located on the former site of Steelstacks, the Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces, the The performing arts center will include a two-screen, state-of-the art theatre called the ArtsQuest Cinema at SteelStacks; a 450-seat, cabaret-style Musikfest Cafe, which will feature a wide variety of live music; and the 4,000-square-foot Blast Furnace Room, which will host a variety of community and educational functions.

The SteelStacks campus is being developed by ArtsQuest, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts and culture in and around the Lehigh Valley area.