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Dave Chappelle set to turn Ohio firehouse into comedy club

The fire station will be sold to Chappelle and turned into a club that will seat 140 people.
Credit: Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio — Comedian Dave Chappelle is set to buy a former fire station near his Ohio hometown with plans to turn it into a comedy club.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the Miami Twp. Fire Station in Yellow Springs will be sold to the 47-year-old actor’s company and turned into a club that will seat 140 people.

A member of the development corporation board said the group wanted someone who would breathe life into the station.

Chappelle’s ties to Ohio go back to his father, who was a college professor in Yellow Springs.

Chappelle lives with his family outside the village.

A request for comment was sent to Chappelle’s publicist.