Saturday, September 5, 2009

September 8, 2009 SPECIAL EVENT


Soon the Pioneer Family will be gone, and the existing fountain will be removed. So, for a few months we'll just be Square. And loving it.

Tuesday, September 8, 3:00 pm
Shelbi Street Cafe & Bistro Lounge
Fountain Square Theatre Building
1105 Shelby Street

Please join us on Tuesday, September 8 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the start of construction of the new Fountain Square fountain. Enjoy an eye-level view of the Pioneer Family as it is lifted from its perch and taken to a temporary home in Garfield Park.

We don't really have anything against the Pioneer Family. They have silently stood watch at the end of Virginia Avenue all these years in their coonskin caps. We're just ecstatic about the renewal of our fountain that's more than a decade in the making. By November, a reproduction of Lady Spray, the statue that topped the Square's first fountain, will take her place as the first of a series of major improvements to our neighborhood.

Come say "bon voyage" to the Pioneer Family statue, learn more about our plans (yes, the Pioneer Family will return in the next phase of construction), and join us for refreshments in the shelBi street caFe & Bistro lounge on the mezzanine level of the Fountain Square Theatre Building.

Parking is available in the free public parking lot at the corner of Woodlawn and Shelby, in the Shelby Shoppes parking lot at the southeast corner of the same intersection, and in the St. Mark's Lutheran Church lot at the corner of Prospect and Linden, just behind Boca Loca Beads.