D. Fickler Construction has filed for a demolition permit for the iconic but long vacant Towne House restaurant in Media, writes Susan Serbin for the Delaware County News Network.
The restaurant has been sitting vacant for two and a half years and the principals representing it have been keeping quiet about its future. But now, borough officials have revealed the application for the permit. Fickler made the application on behalf of Malvern-based Eli Kahn Development, which owns the site.
The application only covers 2,800 square feet of the site and does not cover the entire Towne House building. The part the company wants to remove fronts Veterans Square and goes from where the vertical façade meets with the pitched roof going 40 feet toward Baker Street. The banqueting hall on the ground floor on Baltimore Avenue would remain standing.
The Towne House still holds a warm place in the hearts of local residents.
The borough code enforcement officer has indicated that he may soon issue the demolition permit, which means that work could then ensue.
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