It has been a while since I have provided an update on any retail developments in and around the Fort - so here you go:
1. Mios is out. I have contacted the hopeful owner multiple times and has not returned my calls but heard the financing fell through. The price of the property may have had an impact on the ability to secure financing. I guess sitting an an abandoned retail property is better for them then lowering the price and ridding themselves of the carrying costs.
2. Now that it is summer time the question on everyone's mind is when can I get my Graeter's ice cream in a sundae - i.e. when is Graeter's grand reopening date? It appears they will be opening around the middle of July. If you have been by in the past week or two you may have noticed that they have gutted the entire building down to the studs. While they are working fast it will be no small task to rebuild in time for the heat of summer.
3. Chinese restaurant - no movement beyond the posters hanging in the window since early February.
4. If you ever run into Convenient for the last minute item for that item you are making or have wondered in for an ice cream cone you may have noticed the mess in there. They indicate that they are remodeling and it likely involves the small liquor store on the other side of the wall from the cashier. As an aside if you are looking for a liquor license I hear the owner is selling his but the price is steep.
Convenient is also serving made to order pizzas as well. Has anyone had a pizza and what were your thoughts?