Mid-century modern meets Miami Ink?
Well, not exactly, but vintage furniture shop Era Atomica is planning to include a tattoo parlor on the second floor of its new location.
As we reported last month, the retailer snapped up all three floors of 1835 E Passyunk Ave., the old Tan Quest, which closed only a week before the new lease was signed. In addition to the proposed tattoo parlor, the shop is expanding its furniture selection and adding vintage clothing and reupolstering.
The East Passyunk Civic Association’s zoning committee will hear a presentation for the parlor, which requires a zoning variance, at a meeting on Jan 22. Owner Stacey Bartholetti said she couldn’t divulge details before the meeting but she did stress her respect for Passyunk Avenue.
We’re guessing this tattoo proposal might go a little smoother than the last one; a South Jersey tattoo artist proposed a second location for Moore and Camac streets, where Calm massage studio was. After that meeting got quite testy, the plan died, making way for the Analog Watch Co. to grab that location.
Meanwhile, that’s going to be a good meeting on Jan. 22.