A long-empty and blighted building near the corner of Lamar and Bellevue will soon be filled with a new business offering classes in dancing, fitness and more.
Liz Kinnmark is the owner of Bendy Beast. She is a certified instructor for yoga, flexibility training, Pilates, pole fitness and dancing. Kinnmark bought the building at 1202 Minna Place last year and has been working to make needed repairs and renovations.
The EDGE Finance Committee approved a $20,000 Inner City Economic Development Loan to help Kinnmark renovate the 1,276 sf building, install a new HVAC unit and ductwork; repair, seal and coat the roof; rework the plumbing and electrical systems, install exterior floodlights and an awning; and replace a window and front door.
The Annesdale-Snowden Historic Neighborhood Association supports this project.