According to a report from WTTW, the Ricketts family is “entertaining discussions about buying some of the rooftop properties.” The report indicated “some of the owners have come to the Cubs with the intent to sell and the Cubs are listening, but the two sides are nowhere near agreement in terms.”
Tom Ricketts has been consistent with the fact he is not willing to start the restoration project until he receives the proper assurances from the rooftop club owners they will not pursue legal action to protect their views. The Cubs were expected to begin the five-year project after the team played their final game of the year at Wrigley. But the team has yet to file for the necessary permits to begin the first phase.
News of the first lawsuit filed against the Cubs surfaced on Wednesday. Thomas A. Romano Sr. is “asking for an injunction blocking construction of the hotel” the team has proposed on the McDonald’s property and is “seeking more than $6 million in damages.”