Developer drops bid to redevelop Essen Haus block

Facing a redevelopment wrecking ball, Downtown’s venerable Essen Haus German restaurant has been spared for now.

Developer Lance McGrath has dropped plans to buy the Essen Haus, the Come Back In and another building on the 500 block of East Wilson Street, a large parking lot behind them, and four houses from 110 to 120 S. Blair St. for a mixed-use project...

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Ken Notes: Too bad, this is a great site but it will require the perfect project... You might keep the corner and wrap a project around it with some great terrace views of the lake....



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