3S Artspace names restaurant


The restaurant at 3S Artspace officially has a name, and it’s one that ties into the building’s history. The restaurant will be called Block Six; the name comes from an old map of the city’s northern tier that refers to the Vaughan Street parcel next to 3S as “block six.”

“We all liked it immediately,” said Celeste Ladd, the marketing and development manager for 3S.

The restaurant’s chef and general manager are working on site, but Ladd said the organization isn’t ready to announce who they’ve hired.

“We will announce that sometime in the next two weeks,” she said.

Ladd said the chef is “honing in” in on the final menu. The restaurant’s offerings will change regularly based on what foods are in season and what’s happening at 3S.

Restaurant staff will “add their own artistic touch to (the menu) based on whatever’s happening in the rest of the space,” she said. “All the spaces are integrated, and we want the restaurant to look at food as programming as well.”

The building’s construction is complete; Ladd said craftsmen are currently on site putting finishing touches on the interior spaces. Ladd said the restaurant will open a few days before 3S’s grand opening in March. The venue will also have a live performance space and an art gallery. — Larry Clow