Monday, July 25, 2011

Today's Chatham brick laying ceremony for Wal-Mart

[VIDEO] There were a lot of media at the Chatham brick laying ceremony especially among others ABC7 (the story you see above) and WBBM-TV. The media I suppose could include JP Paulus and myself. JP had the idea that this was an event not open to the general public.

We remained there through the ceremony although I wasn't willing to walk in during the course of the event. When all the speeches and prayers were over we both got bold. In fact, I took this snap shot on my phone of the bricklaying!

Yes you do see Ald. Sawyer in the background. In fact before JP and myself left he was still there chatting with some people. There were other politicians in attendance too.

Ald. Emma Mitts (37th) was there and her ward has Chicago's first Wal-Mart. Coming in at the end of this afternoon's festivities was Ald. Carrie Austin (34th). Also state Rep. Monique Davis was in attendance as well. Also from the school board is Jesse Ruiz who is the Vice President of the Chicago Board of Education.

BTW, the Wal-Mart Express that in a building on the other side of the Chatham Market shopping center is to open on Wednesday according to this ABC7 report. The actual Super Wal-Mart is to open next spring.

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