Downtown South Bend is pleased to welcome three new neighbors in the Renaissance District with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Studebaker Building 112. The organizations being celebrated were CupPrint, South Bend City Church and Woodsmith. The ribbon cutting took place on Tuesday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Studebaker 112 building at 635 S. Lafayette Blvd. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Terry Fox (CupPrint CEO), Jason Miller (SBCC Lead Pastor), and Kevin Smith (Woodsmith Owner and Founder of the Renaissance District) were all present speakers at the event.
Studebaker 112 is now home to 3 organizations:
CupPrint, an innovative cup-printing company from Ireland, recently expanded into the US market and chose South Bend as its US headquarters. Their presence brings a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and with that comes much needed manufacturing jobs.
South Bend City Church occupies the largest space in Studebaker 112. SBCC is a community that values simplicity and spiritual practices in everyday life. The church feels a deep connection to the City of South Bend and purposely chose to open its doors in the Renaissance District as a place from which to do the most good.
The final organization, Woodsmith, makes innovative wood products out of flooring from the Studebaker building 84. Hand-crafted oak, maple and birch workbenches, coffee tables, conference tables, pens and keychains are among some of the products offered.
All three organizations are uniquely committed to the revitalization of the Renaissance District and the redevelopment of the larger downtown South Bend area. We at DTSB our pleased to call them neighbors and we invite you to come celebrate and help us welcome them to the neighborhood.
You can see an album of photographs from the ribbon cutting here.