Willits retailers at Willits Town Center down valley from Aspen remain bullish about the Basalt development despite uncertainty about Whole Foods Markets’ future there…The Willits Town Center developer, Chicago-based Joseph Freed & Associates (JFA), defaulted on a contract with Whole Foods on June 1. The developer was supposed to provide the shell of a building; Whole Foods was going to finish the interior of the 44,000-square-foot space and open late this year or early 2010. JFA’s financing disappeared and construction on the space stopped in September 2008.
By Scott Condon, June 9, 2009, Aspen Times

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