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Say goodbye: Station 58 to be torn down in the coming weeks

Station 58 with a firefighter themed bar and nightclub that closed in 2013. It is slated for demolition. (Brett Hall/CNYCentral.)

The last sounds the walls of the former Station 58 will hear are ones of demolition.

The 4,744 square-foot building along Brewerton Road will be knocked down in the next several weeks, owner Steve Sullivan said. It has sat vacant since 2013 when a firefighter themed bar and music club called "Station 58" closed.

"Even though the building has been here forever, the cost to fix the building up would be really expensive," Sullivan said. "I don't know in the long run will it really be worth it."

Sections of the building date back to 1928 according to Onondaga County property records. Sullivan, who also owns and operates the neighboring Sullivan's Car Care, bought the property with his wife for $131,000 in June 2013. Originally the plan was to find another tenant to operate the bar, however plans changed.

"Our business started expanding so much that we realized we need the space and tearing it down obviously the only thing that would make the property useful for us," Sullivan said. In the short term, the lot will be used for parking for Sullivan's business but he isn't ruling out the possibility of constructing an additional auto garage.

"We are going to make this property look great," Sullivan said.

Crisafulli Trucking will handle the demolition according to Sullivan. The same contractor took down the former Howard Johnson's at Carrier Circle.

The demolition will mark the second music club to tumble within the year.


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