The Cubs met with rooftop owners and neighbors Wednesday to show their plans for the $300 million ballpark renovation.
Rooftop owner Beth Murphy said the Cubs were successful in persuading many they aren’t out to block the views of all the rooftop owners.

Is there a thaw in the feud between the Cubs and the rooftop owners?

“I think we’re at a point in the process where we’re just going to have to work out the details (of the plan),” Murphy said. “I no longer believe the Cubs want to block us. I wasn’t sure before, but I no longer believe that. I truly am optimistic they want to work this out.”

Murphy said the owners had a meeting with Cubs business president Crane Kenney on Wednesday in their conference room a block from Wrigley Field.

“The meeting with Crane was just surprising,” she said. “It was great.”

Murphy had been upset by a remark from Cubs spokesman Julian Green, who clarified Chairman Tom Ricketts’ threat to move by saying they would only consider leaving if the rooftop owners sued.

“That was an unfortunate comment, because I was trying not to say anything (about suing),” she said. “I know (the media) wanted me to say ‘I’ll see you in court.’ But that’s not where we are at this point. For (the Cubs) to make that remark, it was unfortunate and I was kind of surprised at that.”