July 20. 2010 2:00AM - Last modified: March 14. 2012 12:56PM

Ditka to appear at Mariano’s grand opening

  

Roundy's Supermarkets Inc. will open its first Chicagoland store, Mariano's Fresh Market, with a series of festivities next week, including an appearance by former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka.

Mariano's, named after Roundy's chairman and chief executive officer Bob Mariano, will open on Tuesday, July 20, at 802 E. Northwest Highway in downtown Arlington Heights.

"We're a one-stop shop that will satisfy the diverse and particular needs of our valued clientele." Mariano said.

The opening day will include appearances by Chicago Black Hawks and Stanley Cup champions Dave Bolland and Adam Burish. Ditka will appear at the store on Thursday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Roundy's is based in downtown Milwaukee, where it operates the Pick ‘n Save stores throughout Wisconsin.

County inspects buildings at zoo

Contrary to some rumors going around the community, no public buildings at the Milwaukee County Zoo are being closed.

Fran McLaughlin, director of communications for Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, provided the following advisory to media outlets this morning: " People are calling the zoo indicating that they are hearing coverage that several buildings at the zoo are closed.  Please correct your reports to reflect that inspection teams only cordoned off several areas for closer review, not public access to any of the zoo buildings or exhibits.  The zoo buildings are not closed. "

The inspections of all county buildings are ongoing in the aftermath of the June 24 death of 15-year-old Jared Kellner, who died when a 13-ton slab of concrete fell from a wall in a parking structure at O'Donnell Park in downtown Milwaukee.


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