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.

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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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