Fire station themed restaurant coming to Chelsea

CHELSEA – The city of Chelsea passed an ordinance to declare one of its properties as a surplus and authorize its sale at a regularly scheduled council meeting on Tuesday, May 1.

Members of the city council unanimously voted in favor of authorizing the former Chelsea Fire Station on Chesser Drive.

While Mayor Tony Picklesimer did not go into much detail about plans for the building, he said it will be the new location of a restaurant with a theme that reflects its past.

“The old fire station that sits close to Applebee’s will, sometime in the very near future, be a new restaurant with a fire station theme,” Picklesimer said. “That’s all I’m going to tell you for now, but we’re looking forward to seeing that construction and renovation, getting it back to what a fire station is supposed to and getting that restaurant open.

In other city council news:

–Shelby County Board of Education Place 1 Candidate Bragan Feldman spoke to the council about her campaign.

–Shelby County Probate Judge Allison Boyd spoke about her prior experience with the probate court.

–Shelby County Superintendent Candidate Lewis Brooks spoke about his plans for Chelsea schools if elected.

–Chelsea Farmers Market organizer Don Driggers asked for the council’s approval to host the markets.

–May was declared as National Foster Care Month in the city.

–Chelsea Cleanup Day is scheduled for May 5, beginning at 8 a.m.

–The city’s bills were paid.