Yankee Doodle Dandy, Cock Robin, Venture, Evergreen Theater, Bella Inn, La Tejanita, Turn Style, Svoboda’s, National Tea, Monaco Drugs, A&P, Vail Lounge, Uncle Alberts. If any of those business names bring back memories, then you grew up in Arlington Heights … and you’re not a twenty-something or a teenager. Someone has created a facebook page called Growing Up In Arlington Heights, Il. The ‘admin’ — as facebook ‘page’ creators are called — has encouraged other facebook users to exchange photos and experiences. The call to other facebook users has met a big response. Friday night about 6 p.m. there were about 740 fans of Growing Up In Arlington Heights, Il. after only a week in operation. Saturday at 2:00 p.m. there are over 1,300 fans of the page.
Most people who use facebook, have profiles, where they can share photos and experiences with their friends. Many businesses and some people with profiles take facebook a step further and create pages. The pages have fans, which include a wider range of people that don’t necessarily know each other. Those people can share experiences about their brand, which in this case is the experience of ‘growing up in Arlington Heights, Il. It seems a lot of people are fond of the experience.