(CNN) – Chicago's tourist landmarks – Navy Pier, the Sears (now Willis) Tower, Wrigley Field – have some new competition: the Baskin-Robbins at Dorchester and 53rd Street.
That's where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama went for their first date in 1989, as he described in a 2007 interview with O Magazine: ""On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate."
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That quote is inscribed on a new plaque outside the building where they met – no longer a Baskin-Robbins but a Subway sandwich shop, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The plaque sits atop a granite boulder, according to the Tribune, and was commissioned by the owners of the shopping mall where the Obamas went on that first date.
"It's a marker for the community, for posterity and tourism, too," a spokeswoman for the management company responsible for the mall told the Chicago newspaper.
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The rallying cry of the right wingnuts should be, "Mittens are sock puppets too, my friends."
Plaque, Barack & Michelle's first kiss.
I wonder how many Chicago tax payers realize its there tax dollars paid for that. After Obama is out, they'll build. Library in his name, but this library will be a lot different than our American Presidents libraries, Obama's library will have a pray room with foot bathes and prayers rugs for sale. And I'm sure a fine display for his Quran.
Pamela – Glenn Beck told you that, you believe him, and he is nuts.
Such a wonderful, intelligent couple. They really compliment each other and are great role models. I am looking forward to four more years.
Russia commie Ayn Rand sympathizer running for VP on the GOP ticket, is what republicans are all about: more wars, tax cuts for the wealthy, anti abortion, and vouchers for seniors.
Lets see, GOP is not for tax cuts for the wealthy this time around, but for the middle class.They are not ant-abortion, just believe that tax payers shouldnt have to flip the bill and wars are just a way of life. Wow, someone needs to get their facts straight
Hopefully this plaque will attrack tourists and prosperity, their unemployment went up in July to 8.9% from June 8.7%. Anything to help this economy move and make money.
The real monument in Chicago should be the bloodstained streets and sidewalks that the democrat liberal machine working with the corrupt union bosses has created in that fine city, I see all of the dope addicts are still spouting their hatred and showing their ignorance here. LOSERS.