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Natasha Shulman, also known as "Lady Krishna," and Andrew Gaskin practice for an upcoming performance with their band Lady Krishna's Peppermint Lounge at Chophouse Rehearsal Studios on Capitol Hill. Liz Dunn, owner and developer of the Chophouse Building and surrounding properties, will be embarking on an indoor/outdoor, mixed-use redevelopment project this fall on the block between 11th and 12th Avenue and East Pike Street. The venture will combine food, beverage, retail, office, apartments and co-working spaces around a central courtyard. Dunn, who also owns the rehearsal studios, plans to continue and relocate the business that now provides 38 practice rooms for 50 bands. "I think it plays an incredible role in the music ecosystem in Seattle," she said. "I'm going to try to keep the business going, even if it means I have to rent the space (for an interim period.)" Presidents of the United States of America, The Posies, Sweet Water and Maktub are just a few of the noteworthy bands that have practiced in the space since its opening in 1984, said Dunn. For more information on Lady Krishna's Peppermint Lounge, visit: www.ladykrishna.com.