Developer works toward construction at Famous Dave’s site

The developer of the Famous Dave’s site at 4264 Upton Ave. S. is hoping for an “end of summer” groundbreaking.

Jake Schaffer said in early April that the main cause for delay is related to construction. He said scheduling the right construction crew is challenging due to this year’s busy construction season.

He said the delay has “nothing whatsoever” to do with financing.

“Financing is already secured,” he said.

Schaffer said he expects to have a start date finalized in about a month.

Retail tenants are not lined up yet, he said.

Plans call for ground-floor retail and 29 apartments in the four-story building.