Last month we told you about Hive76’s move into Bok, now more businesses are beginning to announce their plans to open in this massive school, being transformed into a mixed-use space by developer Lindsey Scannapieco.
The owner of Fringe Salon, Erin Anderson, hinted to us months ago about this eventual move but wasn’t quite ready to spill the beans. Now that a Fringe staffer has confirmed it on Facebook, the cat is out of the bag.
She says the new salon will be located on the fourth floor in the former vo-tech school’s cosmetology classroom. Not only will they be moving out of their location of 11 years, but this new space will be larger and will allow Fringe to expand their list of services. Although they will be moving away from the East Passyunk Avenue community, they hope to continue with the tradition of Second Saturdays, bringing the energy of the avenue to Bok. They plan to be open in the new location by August.
Bok will house a variety of businesses and makerspaces as they move forward with their plans to transform the school and the surrounding grounds. In the past, Scannapieco has stated that anything from a brewery to an urban farm could utilize this space. With square footage that equates to 5.86 football fields, there is tons of potential for diversity here.
Now that there’s a hair salon and makerspace, what other businesses would you like to see at Bok?