Since crews finished clearing the old Atlas Supermarket site in March, the corner has been conspicuously quiet.
The lack of construction work has helped fuel speculation that the deal for a Fresh Market is in jeopardy. The latest word is the project is still on, but the opening has been delayed. City planning officials flagged changes Fresh Market had made to the facade after its initial approval, requiring more administrative review, a city spokeswoman says. The city gave its final blessing on May 28. Fresh Market now plans to start construction in the fall and open in Spring 2008. The grocery store will be northeast of 54th Street and College Avenue.