PITTSBURG — An old building has a new life in Pittsburg as an “elegant” event center.

The former Dapper Antiques building located at 513 N Broadway has been reimagined as an event center called The Butler's Quarters and is owned by Pittsburg resident Mandi Butler.

Butler said when she and her husband looked at the building she was taken by the impressive staircase and massive square footage.

“I could see the potential,” Butler said. “This was different than anything else Pittsburg had, and I could tell it would be very elegant.

“I knew Pittsburg needed a place like this and I was the right person to do it as I’m very detail oriented and love to decorate.”

Butler’s love of decorating is a large part of the business as she has everything a party could need from glassware to centerpieces. She said she specializes in taking some of the work off of those hoping to have an event there.

“I have a 2,000 square foot basement here, and I have it full with things people can rent to use at parties,” Butler said. “I will also create custom pieces if they need them.”

Butler purchased the building in September of 2016, but said the progress was slowed by the unexpected arrival of her daughter, Adaline.

“The baby slowed us down a bit, but we started having small events this spring and just finished the upstairs,” Butler said.

Upstairs includes the biggest selling point for Butler. Her “grand staircase” she hopes will soon host many a bride.

“The staircase is beautiful and allows the different levels to feel connected and flow,” she said.

The event center is broke up into three sections, all of which are open to each other. The lower level includes seating and a small bar, the upper level has a full bar and access to a small catering kitchen, while the lower level offers more seating or ceremony room.

Butler said renovating the entire area was a challenge, but one made easier by her husband who owns a rental business in town.

“My husband and his crew have been wonderful, they did a lot of the work and I’m very grateful to them,” she said.

People who want to take a look at the new event center will have an opportunity this Friday when The Butler’s Quarters hosts it’s official ribbon cutting. The event will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public is invited.

“I want people to know that we are open for business now and ready to help them host an amazing event,” Butler said.