Construction begins at tavern
Finn McCool’s Tavern may be off the hook regarding legal action after Ambler Borough Council announced during its Sept. 18 meeting that permits have been issued and work has begun to rebuild the damaged area of the building.
mart of the wall of the tavern’s building facing South Spring Garden Street collapsed May 1, closing off that section of the street and the building until repairs could be made and the building deemed structurally safe.
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However, now that signs of construction have begun and permits have been issued, legal action may be put on reserve.
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The news of progress at Finn’s was met with applause from council, with council Vice mresident meter Amento joking, “Free beer for everybody.”
Scaffolding lines the side of Finn McCool’s in Ambler where construction to repair a wall that buckled in May has begun after months of pressure from borough council.