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Later that week while talking with my brothers, I said, “Wow, we could really have some cool parties here!” The conversation continued. The first thing we realized was that we would need a catchy name for the place. Centrifuge was just too long and we kicked around “Centra,” No. Then how about "Fuge?” At that moment, I knew.


What’s next for The Fuge?


Currently, The Fuge has 3 venues: The Fuge, The Studio and The Lab. The Studio recently opened in late 2017. The next project is an outdoor courtyard for wedding ceremonies or an outdoor cocktail hour. My next goal is to add a fourth venue and possibly a 6,000-square foot roof-top deck.


What do you like best about the special event industry?


I like that we don’t have the same, stamped-out event every night or weekend. We can have a large corpo- rate event with multiple break-out rooms, a concert, a prom, and a black-tie gala all in the same week within the same venue.


Do you have a mentor in the industry?


Domenick Savino of Drexelbrook. There is no one in this industry with more experience and integrity than Domenick. He helped in the development of The Fuge early on and I still look to him for guidance in the indus- try.


What do you like best about running The Fuge?


I like being creative. I like making every event different, from the lighting to the layout of the room to the cater- ing. Because The Fuge is such a unique space, I thor- oughly enjoy people's reactions to it. I feed off of that excitement!


Though you don’t have too many com- petitors, in the sense of your uniqueness, how do you keep a competitive edge when vying for trade show and special event business?


Some people see a round room as a negative; I see it as a positive. For a trade show to be able to set up tables around the perimeter of the room as well as the middle of the room makes for a different type of feel than your typical, boxed venue. We can make the room very bright with our house lights or we can add color and make it exciting! And, as always, you have to come back to the world’s largest centrifuge in the center of the room. Did I mention that every man who set foot on the moon trained here? How’s that for inspiration and a competitive edge?


What are some of the ways you are work- ing to increase visibility for the property?


We are set back off the main road, and I’d love to buy the property out by the road in front of us and build a hotel. I’m waiting for Domenick to finish building their hotel at Drexelbrook so that I can pick his brain and find out more about the process. I’d like to make the drive up to The Fuge more aesthetically pleasing, too.


Also, as tenants move out of our office space I would like to have industry people move in. I think it would be great to have a formal wear company, event planners, DJs and decorators all under one roof.


Mid-Atlantic­EvEnts Magazine 79


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