Melanie and Chris Steele purchased the building in 2014 and commenced significant renovations. The original structure was built in 1913 and has been designated a Heritage Building with an addition built in the 1960s. The original bell tower still stands – with the original bell safely secured in place. In 1958 Regal Films (a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox) released the movie entitled "Wolf Dog," which was filmed primarily in Markdale and Holland Centre and starred Jim Davis who went on later to play Jock Ewing in the popular TV show Dallas.
After the purchase of the iconic building Chris conducted extensive renovations. Chris then partnered with Ashley Edwards to open Fire & Ice, a licenced café featuring an Ice Cream parlour, food and specialty drinks. Chris and Ashley have also included a roasting room where they will roast and package their own coffee beans under the Fire House Roastery brand.