Ballard Spahr was one of the law firms behind the deal that spelled the end of "Murder Kroger," which is being torn down to make way for a $190 million, 12-story mixed-use office project.

Tracy Plott led the Ballard Spahr team that represented The Kroger Co., which included partners Roger Winston and Timothy Martin in the firm's Washington office and associate Ashley DeLuca in its Philadelphia headquarters.

The store is located on Ponce de Leon Avenue in a once dilapidated area that is enjoying a rapid resurgence and upscale growth. The store earned its nickname from two events in its parking lot—a murder in 1991 and a dead body found in a car in the lot in 2002. There also was another murder nearby in 2015.