Tempe's 'Fresh & Easy' Mystery
|The shadow of a Walgreens at the corner of Broadway and Mill in Tempe.|
|Meet the new Walgreens, across the street from the old Walgreens.|
"I don't know who killed that deal or if it has legs now, but right now we're not working on it," says Alex Clark, who works for B.D. Baker, a real estate company actively looking for a tenant for the building. Clark says Walgreens still owes time on the lease and for the last month, he's been trying to sublease the property for the owner, Mark Stoneman of Stoneman Properties.
So what happened to the Fresh & Easy deal? And is it gone for good, or just in hibernation?
"Honestly, I don't have any details," says Fresh & Easy spokesman Brendan Wonnacott. "We don't announce stores until they are fairly far along in the process because, quite frankly, a lot of things can happen."
|The property at Mill and Broadway in Tempe is still for lease.|
What's left is an empty building. Alex Clark of B.D. Baker says there has been one interested party, but it's still very preliminary.
"Bring me a tenant," says Clark.