Barbershop seeks zoning relief to open on East 10th Avenue in Conshohocken

Vacante Style Parlor, LLC is seeking to open a barber shop at 400 East 10th Avenue in Conshohocken. To do so, the applicant must receive a special exception from the the Borough of Conshohocken’s Zoning Hearing Board. The hearing is scheduled for Monday, January 29th at the borough building at 400 Fayette Street.

From the agenda:

The petitioner is seeking a Special Exception pursuant to Section §27-703.B.(1) and variances from Sections §27-1002, §27-2002, and §27-2106.2 of the Conshohocken Borough Zoning Ordinance to permit a change in use of the existing nonconforming commercial office use to another nonconforming barber shop use, and whereas a barber shop use is not a permitted use by right within the BR-1 – Borough Residential One zoning district; as well as to not provide the required off-street parking spaces for
the proposed new use and to permit a new 3.33 SF non-illuminated projecting wall sign for the proposed business when only a maximum 2 SF size sign is permitted.

The building’s prior most recent use was as an office for a security company. Going back decades, according to, it was the home of a series of markets, notably Eberle’s Grocery Store, Lenzi’s Market, and finally Jim’s.

Vacante Style Parlor is owned by third-generation barber Christopher Vacante, who owns a shop in Norristown.