In a message to a city council member, representatives working to redevelop part of a near east side block said the deal to include a local grocery store chain is kaput.
District 2 Alder Ledell Zellers posted a message on the city website at 8:04 a.m. that she said she received from Otto Gebhardt III, the developer, and Tim Metcalfe and Kevin Metcalfe, the grocery store owners.
According to the statement, allegedly signed by all three main coordinators, Metcalfe's and Gebhardt Development are "amicably" parting.
"After months of work and negotiation, Gebhardt Development and Metcalfe's Market were unable to come to terms to move forward on the 800 Block East Washington project together," the statement read.
The development was proposed in February to build a full-block, mixed-use building to include a Metcalfe's grocery store, commercial and retail space and rental units.