Art was the project manager on the High Pointe Center project, a revolutionary shopping mall, which would have resulted in The Peach Pit being torn down. Art was first seen at a meeting with Jim Walsh advertising the upcoming mall.
Art was instrumental in making a deal to buy the land on which The Peach Pit rested. he low-balled Nat Bussichio on the offer because Nat didn't ask for enough money for the sale. He later informed Jim that the money had fell through on the deal and told Jim he wasn't a team player.