MBJ: INDUSTRY NEWS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ‘Indoor recreation’ and live entertainment venue planned for prime Midtown spot
Gary’s Antiques and ATA Martial Arts may soon be transformed into a new Midtown entertainment compound.
The application letter by Brenda Solomito Basar of Solomito Land Planning called for an indoor recreation center “such as ping pong tables, pinball machines, foosball and live entertainment. Uniquely named The Ice House after the former ice distributor in the 1980s.”
The application was submitted on behalf of the property owner of the Central Avenue site, Susan K. Schwartz Living Trust, and the applicant, 2166 Central LLC.
Rezoning for the adjacent buildings previously occupied by Gary’s Antiques was not part of the application, but plans for those were mentioned in the application and called for “the new home of the Ice House Diner.”
Solomito Basar said if people just want to grab some food they will be able to go to the Ice House Diner, but if they want to play games and hang out, then they can walk to the Ice House.
A building permit for “renovation for new diner” at the former Gary’s Antiques was recently filed, and ATA Martial Arts also just announced plans to relocate its Midtown facility to McLean Boulevard.