Last Call At Engine 46?

photo by Bradley MauleCedar-Riverview LP, owner of the Engine 46 firehouse in South Philadelphia, has postponed their planned demolition of the building to entertain ideas for how to fill its vacancy. The Dutch/Flemish Revival firehouse, built in 1894, last housed the Engine 46 Steakhouse, which closed in 2006. Cedar's vision for the site included leveling the firehouse and replacing it with a Checkers Drive-In restaurant. That deal fell through, but Cedar still posted a demolition notice on the structure in February, stirring significant media coverage and a rally to save it. Councilman Mark Squilla and the Pennsport Civic Association have raised awareness about the building, but by right Cedar may demolish it at any time.  For more on this story, visit the Hidden City Daily, hiddencityphila.org.