After a months-long negotiation, comedian Dave Chappelle and his company Iron Table Holdings, LLC has finalized a deal to purchase a building once known as the Miami Township Fire Station and turn it into a comedy club, WDTN reports.
During the months of negotiation, Chappelle’s company and other potential buyers had to present a development plan featuring job creation, local impact, environmental impact, and diversity as essential factors for review to the YSDC Fire Station Subcommittee.
In the end, the 47-year-old comedian’s proposal stood out from the rest in all of the “fields mentioned above save for job creation per the YSDC’s review.
According to FOX Business, the outlet obtained an image of what the new club would look like. The club currently occupies the name “Fire House,” with the flame emoji taking the place of the word “Fire.”
The picture also showcased an ideal interior layout featuring performances and eating areas, a box office, and several green rooms.
The building is located in Miami Township in southwest Ohio. It is an area that has sentimental value to Chappelle because his father taught at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. It is also where he grew up.
The fire station’s purchase became the first community-based transaction that Iron Table Holdings LLC has carried out, the outlet added.