BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — Creative Movement Center — a dance studio now located in the Wellpointe Center shopping mall on Royalton and Broadview roads — considering building a new home across Broadview Heights.
The new and larger studio will be held on Eagle Valley Courtyardnear Harris and Old Royalton roads just east of Interstate 77 and a stone’s throw from University Hospitals Broadview Heights Health Center.
The 10,500 square foot building will also house a new business, Main Street Play & Café, a miniature indoor town center where kids can play and parents can socialize.
The Broadview Heights Planning Commission approved the new building on March 23.
The plan was presented to the commission in July 2021 by Creative Movement Center owner Hayley Weiss; Mark Krusinski of Krusinski & Associates LLC, owner of the Eagle Valley site; and Broadview Heights developer Tom Ferry, formerly of Petros Development Corp.
According to the minutes of the meeting, Weiss said his business was in its 13th year in Broadview Heights and had outgrown its space at the Wellpointe Center.
“We have full classrooms and have two rooms, so we definitely need to double the space,” Weiss said, according to meeting minutes. “I really want to stay in Broadview Heights.”
According to its website, Creative Movement Center offers dance lessons in a variety of styles, including jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and Broadway. It also offers movement classes for children from the age of 18 months and adapted dance classes for children with special needs.
Weiss would also own and operate the new Main Street Play & Café, which would include miniature versions of restaurants, a gas station, bank, lounge, and other businesses and features of a typical downtown Main Street.
Parents took their children to the main street to play. Meanwhile, the parents were socializing in a small cafe where they could drink tea, coffee and smoothies.
“I think it’s going to bring people in from everywhere,” Weiss said. “As a mum myself, I think we need something like this where parents and families can go and have a cup of coffee and see their friends, but the kids can play and interact with each other. .”
As for the site of the new Creative Movement/Main Street, the building would be adjacent to the Cleveland Swim Institute, a non-profit organization that provides swimming lessons, coaching, workout space and competitive swimming opportunities for young people. children and adults.
Also nearby are the Center Court Tennis Club, with indoor tennis courts; Gymnastics World, which teaches gymnastics to young people; and Bright Beginners, a daycare.
Krusinski owns the swimming institute building, as well as the future site of the Creative Movement Center. He said he doesn’t know when the construction of the new Creative Movement/Main Street will begin.
“We are still in the pre-construction and permitting phase and we don’t have an exact start date,” Krusinski said. cleveland.com Tuesday (April 26) in an SMS.
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