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Homewood Public Works equipment knocks down 
the front wall of the former Savoia T’Go 
restaurant in downtown Homewood on 
Wednesday morning, June 15. 

(Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Homewood Public Works crews began demolishing the former Savoia T’Go restaurant at Dixie Highway and Hickory Road on Wednesday, June 15.

On Tuesday, Homewood and Flossmoor firefighters took advantage of the impending demolition to use the building for training exercises.

  The former restaurant was 
  vacant for about a year when 
  the village purchased the 
  property in January 2015.

Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski said topics included building construction, forcible entry and ventilation.

Once the site is cleared, it will be used as a parking lot, according to Mayor Richard Hofeld. Village officials hope to find a developer to build on the site.

In a land-banking move, the village purchased the property for $150,000 in January 2015 after the building had been vacant for about a year. 

  Once cleared, the site will
  serve as a parking lot, 
  but village officials hope
  to find a developer to
  build on the site.

Village Manager Jim Marino said at the time that owning the property would give the village more control over its redevelopment, helping to ensure future uses fit well with the village’s transit-oriented development plans.

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