Japanese fusion restaurant coming to former Canton firehouse

The space long home to Canton’s Firehouse Coffee Co. is getting a new life.

Akuma, a Japanese fusion restaurant, is planning to open in the O’Donnell Square building that was once a real firehouse, complete with fire pole. The bring-your-own-bottle restaurant plans to open in the summer, said leasing agent Michael Kociemba, of MFI Realty.

The restaurant space at 1030 S. Linwood Ave. is barred from having a liquor license because the city will only allow transfers of liquor licenses from existing…