ASPEN PITKIN COUNTY REAL ESTATE – A possible land exchange between the billionaire behind Victoria’s Secret and the U.S. government will not be heard in the halls of Congress.On Friday Gideon Kaufman, the attorney for Leslie and Abigail Wexner, submitted a plan for the land exchange involving the Sutey and Two Shoes ranches outside Carbondale to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Kaufman said taking the proposed land exchange to the BLM means the Wexners will no longer have to obtain congressional approval for the deal.The couple tried in vain last year to get Pitkin County’s okay on the land swap, as it was considered a necessary step en route to Congress. The Wexners wanted to trade the Sutey Ranch, near the Red Hill recreation area, to the government in exchange for 1,200 public acres adjacent to their Two Shoes ranch.
By Chad Abraham, Feb. 12, 2011 Aspen Daily News

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