"My partner and I live on Sunnyside. We use the Red Line Wilson Stop about every day. They JUST put artist renderings of the development in the display case / poster case back-lit signs outside of Aldi! And it DOES show the Target store."
A couple Update Update contributors went to Aldi's today and checked out the display cases while we were there. No sign of anything having to do with Target or renderings. Just the badly-lit SSA banners and Aldi's ad that have been there since the beginning.
We also had a chance to notice the three blank cases, empty except for graffiti and the now-ruined display case glass where previous graffiti was eradicated. Surely this isn't the "art-filled atrium" that residents were promised by the alderman's office when she was promoting her wonderful plan for Wilson Yard?
We are left to wonder ...
If $52 million in public funds, Aldi, Holsten Development, Alderman Helen Shiller and the Department of Planning and Development can't even manage to keep a promise about putting schoolchildren's art on display ... how can they possibly be trusted to get Wilson Yard built?
And remember, Uptown residents: Your money paid for this. Behold the ruined glass and broken promises your tax dollars have bought in the name of Ald. Shiller's "vision" for Wilson Yard.