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Sign this petition to help save Engine 46 from the wrecking ball

The Queen Village Neighbors Association has entered the fray around the embattled Engine 46 firehouse in Pennsport by posting a petition to save it on its website.

Click here to sign it. The petition had already garnered nearly 500 signatures by last night.


The firehouse has received even more attention in the wake of a meeting last week between City Councilman Mark Squilla, Pennsport civic president James Moylan and CEO of building owner Cedar Realty Trust, Bruce Schanzer. Schanzer said that the company was open to preserving the firehouse if they can find a tenant.

Then this week we reported that Cedar Realty had a site plan that showed a Checkers with a drive through on the site if the firehouse. Checkers told Hidden City that the deal had fallen through, and the schematic was changed to say the site was available – though it still showed a drive through and parking lot where the firehouse should be.

Bottom line is that the firehouse is in imminent danger. A dumpster has popped up outside, which could signal that the interior will soon be salvaged ahead of a demolition. There is still an active demo permit.

Sign that petition, and if you know of anyone scouting a site for a restaurant, tell them to email Moylan at And share this post on Facebook to spread the word.



4 Responses to Sign this petition to help save Engine 46 from the wrecking ball

  1. joyce walker August 8, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Save the firehouse!

  2. Augusta DeMatto August 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    This building has been in my life since I was a child. I would hate to see a wrecking ball destroy it.

  3. Loretta Tague August 11, 2013 at 12:26 am #

    Please, someone, rent and save this beautiful historic

  4. Vicki August 11, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Anything but a drive through fast food dump!

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