Category Archives: Development

InMovement Studio Coming to 8th & Fitzwater

The long-vacant building on the southeast corner of 8th and Fitzwater streets will soon house InMovement — a dance/gymnastics/Pilates/yoga studio for kids and adults. The owner, Sarah, has run classes at Old Pine Community Center for several years.

The second floor of the building will be a rental apartment, and the third floor will be occupied by the building owner.

For more information come to Bella Vista Town Watch meeting at Palumbo Recreation Center on Feb. 10.


New trash cans

The new trash cans were installed on Monday (?).
They’re lovely.
We’ll try to get a photo up here soon. 

8th & Fitzwater Building Plans

The owner of the building at the southeast corner of 8th and Fitzwater streets plans to rehab the space while trying to secure a tenant for the first floor commercial space.

He sent an e-mail out about a month ago. Here’s the e-mail and the blueprints for the renovation.

Dear Neighbors,
Thank you for joining me in January to discuss the possibility of Nancy Trachtenberg opening a café in my building at the SE corner of 8th and Fitzwater; I appreciate your feedback.
As you may already be aware, Nancy has decided not to lease my space.  I think she would have been a great addition to our neighborhood, and I’m sad she won’t be opening here.  I wish her success in opening her café at the corner of Passyunk & Dickenson. My plans are to proceed with the renovation of my building and lease the first floor to a commercial tenant who will be an asset to our community.  My architectural plans are now complete, and I am proceeding with renovation permits.I have a few potential tenants that have expressed interest in the space, but nothing serious at this time. I welcome your suggestions for types of uses or specific users.
I have attached a couple drawings that show my basic intent for the space.

One of the drawings shows the HC ramp as optional, but I believe it will be required.

David Krupp



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