NEWTOWN SQUARE–The feral cats inhabiting at the historic barn on the Casale property, formely known as The Newtown Grill, have been addressed, said owners of Casale.
According to Alfredo Giannaccari, co-owner of Casale, shared with Marple Newtown Patch last week that two companies will trap and remove the cats by the end of last week.
"We're working as vigorously as we can. We are very concerned about the cats," said co-owner Marco Tarantino.
Tarantino also stated that though there was previous talk about demolishing the historic barn on the property, the barn "isn't going anywhere."
"We understand how the people at Terrazza feel about the barn, but we feasibly can't do that," said Tarantino and noting on the expensive cost to demolish a building.
Previously, residents of Terrazza shared their concerns of the dilapidated building housing feral cats and its safety for the residents and children in the area.
But even restoring the barn will be costly, said Tarantino. According to Tarantino, ther is currently no plumbing at the barn or anything else for that matter. Tarantino stated it could be possible to just take the roof away of the old barn and leave its stone walls.
And although there was previous talk about restoring the old barn to possibly a craft center, as reported by a member of the Newtown Square Historical Society, there hasn't been any further discussion on the idea.
However, Tarantino said Casale is open to any suggestions and recommendations from the community.
"We're willing to accept any suggestions or anyone interested in restoring the barn," said Tarantino.