Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Video of Save Wrigleyville Meeting (Updated)

See both videos here: Save Wrigleyville Meeting, 16 May 2010, Part 1 Save Wrigleyville Meeting, 16 May 2010, Part 2 Can they fight City Hall? They're trying, oh they're trying. On Sunday, May 16 close to 100 concerned neighbors gathered at the world-famous iO Improv Theater, 3541 North Clark Street, to discuss ways to stop the destruction of an entire block in Wrigleyville, home of the the Chicago Cubs. Below is Part 1 (of 2) of our video, which shows Chandra Halpern, founder and director of iO Improv, and Tara DeFrancisco as they updated the group on their progress. 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney approved a plan by a developer to level the triangular block immediately south of Wrigley Field so that a huge mall can be built. This would destroy existing, vibrant businesses that together employ hundreds of people and bring millions of dollars to the neighborhood every year. The mall would feature a 9-story hotel, large retailers and condos. It would destroy the personality of this cherished neighborhood forever. You can follow the resistance group's progress two ways: On Facebook or their website.