Rock Lititz: Live entertainment community coming December

Clair Global and Tait Towers want to create a community to aid touring musicians and live music.

And in December, they’ll do that with Rock Lititz.

Across the street from Rock Lititz’ studio is a giant building named Pod 2, meant to house 20-25 companies that will reach completion in December, and quite a few Lancaster-based companies will have a location there, according to the Central Penn Business Journal.

Lititz-based companies:

Clair Global, which offers production support for live entertainment, will use space in Pod 2 to support new product lines.

Atomic, which provides stage set construction and design, rental props, lighting and production services to clients around the world, will use Pod 2 to expand its custom set-construction capabilities.

Stray Productions provides rental and installation of lighting, audio and HD video systems.

Lititz recRoc will be operated by the Lititz recCenter. The center, taking up 2,000 square feet, will include rope-ladder challenges, as well as cardio and strength-training equipment.

Lititz Bike Works, which repairs and sells bikes, will be a tenant at Rock Lititz.
Lancaster-based companies:

Candy Factory co-working space is adding a Lititz location.

TFB Catering, owned by two brothers — Josh and Jake Funk — who also own Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub, will operate Pod 2’s employee cafeteria, coffee station and campus catering.

Project Opus Films, a video and film production company, is relocating from downtown Lancaster to Pod 2.

Other Pennsylvania companies:

Upstage Video, based in Pottstown, is relocating its headquarters to Rock Lititz. Upstage provides screen-video solutions for large-scale events and venues.

Rock-It Cargo, based in Huntington Valley, is opening a location in Lititz. The logistics company handles cargo for touring entertainment.
Other companies:

Pyrotek Special Effects Inc. is based in Toronto, and has facilities in Las Vegas, New York, Nashville and soon Lititz. The company handles visual effects, such as flames and confetti, for live performances.

Minnesota-based Tour Supply is a one-stop shop for products for the professional touring industry, It will have warehouse space to support touring rehearsals at Rock Lititz Studio and other companies on campus.

CM-ET – Columbus McKinnon Entertainment, based in New York, is a manufacturer of electric chain hoist and rigging products for the entertainment industry around the globe. It will have a Lititz location.

General Manager Andrea Shirk calls Rock Lititz a “collaborative campus,” where artists, producers and techies alike can work together, and find the resources to complete their projects.

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Blayne Waterloo is a reporter for Fly. She loves food, books, her dogs, her husband... and food.

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