Long Beach KROC Center
On May 4, 2010, the City of Long Beach received word that The Salvation Army Western Territory Board of Directors voted to discontinue the Kroc Center project. The City asked the Army to reconsider the decision but The Salvation Army has informed the City of Long Beach that their Board of Directors decided to uphold their original decision to forego the Long Beach Kroc Center at the Hamilton Bowl site.
Although The Salvation Army has clearly announced that the Kroc Center has reached the end, Long Beach officials are reaching out to revive the project and generate community support to prove that Long Beach is still a viable location for the center.
Long Beach Councilmembers Dee Andrews and Rae Gabelich are taking the lead by requesting the Long Beach City Council to direct the City Manager to create a City led RED TEAM. This Red Team, similar to the C-17 Red Team that the City created to keep the Boeing program in Long Beach, will assist the Long Beach Kroc Center in a variety of areas.
The Summer Wine Festival is taking place today Saturday, August 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Ristorante da Vinci.
With more than 50 top wineries from California and around the world in attendance, don’t miss the opportunity to attend and find your favorite from over 100 different wines.
When Willie McGinest has something to say, he commands the attention of all within earshot. When Snoop Dogg has something to say, everyone listens. These two Long Beach Legends spoke along with Sixth District City Councilman, Dee Andrews about their support for the Long Beach Kroc Center project at Ristorante daVinci in Long Beach.