Jerzey Tat, LLC, a body art studio, jumped its final hurdle Monday on way to becoming Fair Lawn's newest business.
The studio, which will do tattoos and full body piercings, was granted a use variance by the Zoning Board Monday, to permit its operation at 16-23 River Road. A body art studio had not previously been a permitted use for the area, though the existing Fair Lawn zoning code does not prohibit tattoo parlors from operating in the borough.
Jerzey Tat will occupy one of the vacant storefronts in the only mixed use building in that general area, which is primarily zoned for business but also contains residential property.
Of the building's three ground floor properties, two are currently vacant and the remaining storefront is occupied by Coviello Realty, LLC. Jerzey Tat will move into a storefront that previously housed a beauty salon.
Eight residential apartments are situated above the buidling's commercial space.
To comply with the board's concern for tenants living above the studio, Jerzey Tat owner Bruce Walker agreed to reduce his Sunday hours.
He said Jerzey Tat would operate by appointment only and would be open for business on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The studio will be closed Tuesday.
Walker said the studio would employ three tattoo artists and a piercer, in addition to himself. Its anticipated opening date is mid-to-late October.