Marker placed at Hyde Park shopping center where Obamas shared first kiss
By Dahleen Glanton, Chicago Tribune reporter
12:01 a.m. CDT, August 16, 2012
She was an attorney at a big Chicago law firm. He was a Harvard Law student who landed a job there as a summer associate. He was immediately smitten. She wasn’t so sure. But he won her over, and the couple sealed their budding romance with a kiss at the Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop in Hyde Park…
Though the Baskin-Robbins the Obamas visited has been replaced with a Subway sandwich shop, there is a different Baskin-Robbins a few doors down in the same shopping center. Some suggested that the site could become a popular spot for first dates and even marriage proposals.
A touching story.
Why is Baskin-Robbins sticking out in my head? Oh, because it was one of the troubled companies purchased and salvaged by BAIN CAPITAL!!!
Of course, that was in 2006, after Romney left Bain Capital, and well after the first kiss, but ironic, nontheless.