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Butcher sues city, says Cross Street Market renovation killed 140-year-old business

Butcher sues city, says Cross Street Market renovation killed 140-year-old business

As the fourth generation to work at his family’s butcher shop at the Cross Street Market, Brett Nunnally knew the aging facility needed renovation. He never thought, though, that Nunnally Brothers would get priced out of the upgraded marketplace.

Offered a lease that raised his rent but decreased his square footage, and after being told the shop would have to close during some of the renovation, the 140-year-old business left in November.

And now, it has followed nine other merchants in suing the city, saying the $8 million project put them out of business.

“They destroyed a legacy,” Nunnally said. “A lot of good, hard-working people worked there.”

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