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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.