Plans for a 14,000-square-foot Dollar Store at 1130 Washington Ave. have fallen through.
City Development Director Brian O'Connell said Friday the developer with an option to buy the property - formerly Schaeffer Motors - has not contacted the city in over two months.
Abdo Market House, of Minneapolis, was granted a 90-day option in June to buy the Schaeffer site for $70,000. The company had answered the city's request for proposal on the site with plans to build a dollar store worth over $1 million.
Abdo's option technically expires on Sept. 13, but O'Connell said he wasn't expecting to hear from the developer in the next few days.
The city made repeated attempts to reach the developer, O'Connell said. They made phone calls, sent certified letters and talked to partners on the project in hopes of getting a response. The company never answered, he said.
O'Connell said city officials are considering how to proceed with the site. They could offer another request for proposal and see if any new developers are interested, or pull the property off the market and wait awhile for the market to reset.
No decisions have been made, he said.