While the legal battles for International Plaza are slowly grinding forward, the public relations battle is picking up steam. Sheila Ahern of the Daily Herald has a nice summary of what’s going on:
In the past few months, the plaza’s owners have held two rallies, phoned residents and started a Web site to try to save their shopping center from eminent domain condemnation.
On Saturday and Sunday they’re looking for volunteers to help go door-to-door to persuade Arlington Heights residents to speak up to save the plaza at Arlington Heights and Golf roads.
“We can’t lollygag around,” said Stephen Bachtell, general manager of Studio Salons in the International Plaza. “We go to (village board) meetings and no one says anything, but people are listening to us. This is getting bigger
If you’re interest in helping out, here’s how:
International Plaza owners are looking for volunteers to help canvass Arlington Heights neighborhoods on behalf of their cause. Volunteers should meet between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Oak Furniture Creations, 214 E. Golf Road at the International Plaza.
Actually, the meeting is not at Oak Creations but at the vacant storefront the used to house Oak Creations.
According to International Plaza owner Su-Chuan Hsu, Oak Creations left the mall because of the looming condemnation.
Update: The web site mentioned in the article is probably isthisblighted.com.