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City of Harlem looks into offer to purchase the VFW Post 4744 building


October 17, 2018

The Harlem VFW has hosted many community functions through the years, including the Annual Valentines Dinner. Harlem VFW Post 4744 decided to close the building as a bar back on May 31. Don Richman, Commander of the Post formally made an offer to the City of Harlem to take over the building to ensure the community still has a venue that con host various public event. The City is looking over pros and cons of such a purchase and has sought community input to help them make a recommendation tat the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 13.

The Harlem VFW as been a staple in the community for many years and after the decision was made by Harlem VFW Post 4744 to shut down operation of the bar on May 31, 2018 it became a real question to where the community would hold events in the future.

Don Richman, Commander of VFW Post 4744 recently presented the City of Harlem with a proposal to purchase the property and keep the venue operational for the community.

"I feel it's vitally important for the city of Harlem and for the community to be able to have events of any kind from weddings to banquets to business meetings. For years the...

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