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Ina Vez came to Philadelphia Zoning for help opening up her permanent makeup and microblading academy in Northeast part of Philadelphia. As the bonafide tattoo & permanent makeup "zoners", Philadelphia Zoning was more than pumped for this project!   Ina has 19 years of experience in Philadelphia working for doctors and plastic surgeons performing microblading and other permanent makeup services. She is also one of only two American...

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Beverly's Brows is a beauty and wellness studio located in Northern Liberties. The reason they needed special zoning approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustments is because they also offer permanent makeup and microblading; which is technically classified as tattoos. Tattoo studios are a regulated use that always require special approval from the Zoning Board.   The application for Beverly's Brows is in a large CMX-3 (Community...

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Augustus Abbonizio is a tattoo artist with nearly 20 years of professional experience in the industry.  He spent most of that time working in Philadelphia. We met Gus when he was gearing up to branch off into his own solo practice, and are thrilled to have been able to help him along with some of that process.   The space we were obtaining this use for is...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   Brows Of Prey Tara-Lynn Baeza is an incredibly talented aesthetician, make-up artist, and educator. She has trained hundreds of aestheticians, cosmetologists, and seasoned beauty professionals in how to perfect and reconstruct brows. Brows are her passion. So much so that she has decided to create her very own business dedicated to the artistry of creating soft and natural looking brows with microblading. "I've always believed makeup at its...

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We met Kelly Haney when she was operating her business out of a fellow artist's tattoo shop in Fishtown. Her business was rapidly expanding, so she was looking to branch out and operate out of her own space.   Tattoo shops, which are classified as "body art services" under the zoning code, are automatically prohibited when in 500 feet of a school or residential district. Because of this, special approval from...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Philadelphia Zoning acquired a use variance, also called a "special exception" for Old Liberty Tattoo shop in South Philly. Body art is a type of personal service that requires special approval by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Businesses such as tattoo shops need to be approved under certain conditions to ensure the safety of its patrons as well as the community.   When we met Hector, he was in a distressed state...

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Shawn Bullard, a long time client of Philadelphia Zoning, has recently opened up a coffee shop and cafe on Cecil B Moore near Temple's campus. The coffee shop called Common Grounds occupies the bottom floor of Commercial Mixed Use (CMX 2.5) property. Philadelphia Zoning helped the owner Mr. Bullard with all of the permitting that went into this new development.   The first step was to get the...

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I LOVE Pret A Manger. It's seriously one of the best on-the-go food grabs for something healthy. I ALWAYS grab something when I am heading out of Philadelphia via 30th street station. So when we heard that they are opening up another location in our city (15th and Market) AND they needed help with permits, you know we were all over that!   We obtained Pret A...

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Candytopia is one of the Fashion District Philadelphia tenants that we had the pleasure of permitting! Candytopia is an immersive and interactive candy wonderland with multiple locations across the USA.  Obtaining permits for this experience-driven tenant was a bit more complex than your 'average' permitting project because of its amusement-like use and because it is a short term tenant.   Tenant Fit-Out Building Permit     [caption id="attachment_19317" align="alignleft" width="455"] Photo...

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[caption id="attachment_18623" align="alignright" width="504"] Picture credit: Macerich, The Fashion District Philadelphia[/caption] Philadelphia Zoning is the premier permit expediter for the Fashion District Philadelphia project (also known as The Gallery at Market East).   The new Fashion District Philadelphia is a complete overhaul of the current Gallery at Market East and boasts being the 'largest premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination in downtown Philadelphia'.   Philadelphia Zoning is incredibly excited to...

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