(JES @ Celebrate Erie) Walking tour Erie's New Downtown: Flagship City Food Hall and Public Market

August 19th,2022 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: John Persinger, J.D.

The Erie Downtown Development Corporation and its partners are currently investing more than $100 million to revitalize downtown Erie. The Flagship City Food Hall is Erie's first-ever food hall, and Flagship City Public Market, the first operating grocery store in downtown in decades, are just two of the organization's projects. Join CEO John Persinger and his team for a free narrated walking tour and explore these exciting new culinary venues upon arrival. The meeting point is City Hall on Friday, August 19 at 4:00 PM.


Location: Erie City Hall, 626 State St. Erie, PA 16501

Date/Time:Friday, August 19, 4-5:00 pm

Admission: FREE

Parking: street parking, parking garages available

Please read our full Covid-19 policy here (updated July 21, 2022).


John Persinger, J.D.

John Persinger, J.D. is the first CEO of the Erie Downtown Development Corporation, which was formed by community leaders in 2017 to revitalize downtown Erie through property development. Since taking on this role, the EDDC has been featured by the White House, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, and Persinger has testified before Congress. Prior to joining the EDDC, Persinger worked as an attorney with MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton. Before law school, he served in the White House and at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia. He is a graduate of Harvard and Notre Dame Law School.