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Deal Or No Deal?

whole%20foods.jpgHopes of building a Whole Foods in a grocery-deficient Southeast neighborhood may have just been dashed. The Washington Post reports that developer William C. Smith & Co. withdrew its request for an $8 million tax abatement that would have gone toward luring the grocer. Sources tell the paper "that Whole Foods was irked at publicity of the negotiations but was fielding entreaties from other developers." So there's still a little hope? [WaPo]