VOL. 121 | NO. 125 | Monday, June 19, 2006
Though its tenant roster is build-as-you-go, West Memphis warehouse project could create 500 jobs
In the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams," a mysterious voice tells Kevin Costner's character, Ray Kinsella, "If you build it, they will come," referring to the construction of a baseball field in the middle of Iowa farmland. A Chicago-based development company is taking that approach, except with a large-scale warehouse project at the northwest edge of West Memphis, Ark., touching the border of Marion.
After she and her husband, Brad, bought a second home on Mud Island in January 2005, Spanish teacher Dianne Champlin regularly flocked to the 4,500-square-foot riverfront getaway to grade papers and take walks, basking in the sight and sound of the Mighty Mississippi.