"The contract fell through. We've removed ourselves from that contract," Chris Stegman, president of the USA Today Network-Wisconsin, told the paper. He declined to provide details.

The building containing the Appleton Post-Crescent is for sale again, too, as it was part of the ProVisons arrangement. Gannett owns both buildings.

ProVisions' plans included renovation of the six-story, Art Deco-style Journal Sentinel building into offices for the paper and other companies, as well as restaurant space. The deal also included a sports bar and the attached structure that held the Milwaukee Sentinel, which merged with the Journal in 1995. ProVisions also had plans to knock down the old Milwaukee Sentinel building and build an 18-story office tower.

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