As reported by Style Weekly in "Street Talk" this week, the final deadline has been set for closing the remaining vendors at Sixth Street Marketplace. The original deadline was August 9, 2007, but that has been extended three times due to lengthy relocation agreement negotiations and the search for two city agencies currently housed in the Blues Armory.
The deadline, as it stands now, is May 12. Deals have been struck with approval from all sides regarding the relocation packages (forgiving 50% of back rent owed and $25k for relocation expenses). There are seven remaining food vendors that were part of the negotiations.
It's good to see that things are moving forward, and the city can finally put the space to good use. Now if only I could remember what the new use was supposed to be…… Does anyone else remember?