Old City is a step closer to getting a cafe version of gelateria giant Capogiro, now that the city zoning hearing board approved its plans for 233 Chestnut St.

Owner Stephanie Reitano says this shop - a former 19th-century paper company with sloping floors - will have a wood-fired oven and a liquor license, switched over from the University City location. Tim Shabaan, who co-owns the building, is designing.

Reitano is about 90 percent firm on Capofitto as the name - means "headstrong" in Italian - and hopes to open in March.