Monday, July 6, 2015

Starr bails on the Letto

State records show that Stephen Starr has pulled out of his project at the Letto Deli in Wash West.

Starr bails on the Letto

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State records show that Stephen Starr has pulled out of his planned project at the Letto Deli at 13th and Chancellor Streets in Wash West.

Contacted last week, Starr said he couldn't make the seating work. (In short, it was too small.) He never disclosed the specifics of the project, suggesting it might have become a burger joint or pizzeria. The Letto is still operating.

Starr also has said that he is not certain if he will complete the purchase of the Broad Street Diner. He said he and the building owner are negotiating environmental issues at the property at Broad and Ellsworth.

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