Space Is Too Big. Who'da thunk? –
Wouldn't ya know it? After searching 3 years, tons of money spent on the business loan, storage payments, property owners/managers only looking for long term lease tenants, red tape associated with code requirements, I may have finally landed a great property for my haunted house attraction in NE Philadelphia, Pa. but it's kinda huge. 33,000 sq. ft. huge. Being new to the business and with 2008 being my first season, my ability to fill this huge space is somewhat limited. Space needed for my haunt would only be about 5,000 sq. ft. which leaves 1/2 acre of vacant, industrial space.
Before committing to this monster, I was wondering if any haunters in the Philadelphia area would be interested in sharing this space for 2008. Due to the building configuration, you could very easily setup 2 huge haunts or 4 average hunts. Possibly 5. Main (original) building has 12,000 sq. ft. of space with column spacing of 33.5x40 and newer building addition is 16,000 sq. ft. with 30x40 column spacing. Wet sprinkler system, exits are conducive to haunted house attractions. Parking lot isn't too big but on-street parking will take care of that. Rest rooms are limited. Only 3 of them with 2 being in the front office area. Office and mezzanine areas total 4,800 sq. ft. and are in addition to the 12,000 and 16,000 sq. ft. spaces. I contacted the City of Philadelphia in regard to zoning, special requirements specific to haunt attractions in the city, etc. but have not heard from them yet. I'll keep at it with phone calls, e-mails and snail mail.
The rent is cheap and the building is huge. If interested in possibly sharing this space, curious about it or if you have any suggestions to utilize this huge space more effectively, please e-mail me with your haunt space requirements, questions and/or comments. If I can't fill this space effectively, I will have to continue searching for something smaller. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanx.....
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