Fire Call at 140 Orchard Street, Part 4

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

This is just ridiculous. Yesterday afternoon, 140 Orchard Street was again inspected by a whole team of firefighter personnel. As in the past, the first responders cracked open the sidewalk cellar doors, and scoped out the boiler situation. With this most recent tally, the number of false alarms at this address keeps skyrocketing – at least five since last December.

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One firefighter acknowledged the uptick in such fire calls at 140 Orchard, even intimating that the brass is not sure why residents are calling so often. Apparently the same crew was here just a few days ago for the same reason.  This whole scenario just seems to scream “boy who cried wolf.”

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140 Orchard Street was formerly home to old-world bargain vendor Batchilly Fashions.  A lasagna joint briefly considered opening in the entire retail footprint, but seems to have reneged.  We’ll keep you apprised of the details!

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