Opportunity for Artists, Entrepreneurs: Cafe, Studio, Gallery Space Available in Historic Downtown Tuckerton

Lou Reichert, proprietor of Village Bicycles in Tuckerton and founder of the Lizzie Rose New music Space, has a new eyesight – “a pie-in-the-sky thought,” he termed it – for the Victorian constructing situated at 213 East Principal St. (upcoming doorway to the Lizzie Rose at 217). But he has only a short time to come across fellow visionaries who are the right suit for the job.
He envisions a boutique cinema the place the bike store is at the moment, a vinyl file store, a café in the segment now stuffed with Reichert’s have history collection, and an artist’s area on the sprawling second flooring. The bike store would be relocated to the front portion of the creating previously occupied by the psychic shop. He and his wife, Marsha, would continue to run the bike shop and also tackle the cinema. In the ’80s, the Reicherts operated the Minor Art Theatre in Egg Harbor Township.
So far Lou Reichert has a few of guys on board to operate the record store, but he’s however on the lookout for someone to run the café and the “art loft.” The upstairs, provided with sufficient natural light, has terrific opportunity – studio rooms for specific artists or courses and a attainable gallery house. The art portion of the task, no matter if the obligation of 1 tenant or divided up among quite a few, would account for $800 of the total every month $3,500 obligation to the operator of the making. The gallery wall, he instructed, could be rented out by the exhibit or crafted into the arrangement for the regular monthly artist tenant(s).
He emphasised he is surely not seeking to contend with or detract from nearly anything the Tuckerton Emporium down the street is undertaking as a pillar of the community art neighborhood.
He has worked out a prepare to renovate the inside – “a lot of opening up partitions so it flows from entrance to back” – retaining beneficial options these kinds of as restrooms and kitchens. The café, which might be a coffee home, bakery or smoothie shop, would have entry to a doing the job oven and stove, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Seating would also be offered on the quaint entrance porch overlooking the property and Principal Road. Indoor seating figures, of class, are minimal thanks to COVID-19, but the café and cinema would run on opposite schedules, so they could each have 24 socially distanced groupings at any given time.
The landlord has given him till Nov. 15 to get commitments from absolutely everyone included. With that achieved, get the job done would begin to accommodate the task and all people could move in Jan. 1. In any other case, the significant dwelling will probable get turned into residences.
Reichert encourages everyone who may be fascinated to get in touch with him on his cell at 609-468-1874, at the bike shop at 609-296-4100, or by e-mail at villagebicycles@aol.com.  —V.F.

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