Chicago Plaque Marks Site of the Obamas' First Kiss

Chicago Plaque Marks Site of the Obamas' First Kiss

The granite marker sits outside what used to be a Baskin-Robbins.

Published August 20, 2012

Now along with a trip to Willis Tower and the infamous mirrored bean sculpture, visitors to Chicago can add one more thing to their itinerary: the site where President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama shared their first kiss. A plaque marking where this momentous occasion occurred has been placed outside what used to be a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop (now a Subway restaurant) back in 1989.

Owners of the New Hyde Park shopping center decided to place the 3,000 pound granite marker on a bed of flowers with a plaque containing a photo of the First Couple along with the President's thoughts about his first date with Michelle.

"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," he'd said during an interview for O, The Oprah Magazine's February 2007 issue. always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.

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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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