A few years ago, West Edmonton Mall was blessed by being one of the few places in Canada to get a full Victoria's Secret store. One hitch, though. With all these ladies fashion places, they need a place for the bored husbands and boyfriends to sit. So, as part of West Edmonton Mall's renovations, their beloved whale statue/fountain was removed and a seating area put in its place.
Here's the blog entry I wrote about it at the time.
So, a couple days ago, I was at West Edmonton Mall, just hanging out, catching Monsters University, and as I roamed those sacred halls of commerce, I took to twitter to share my thoughts.
I need to put on my investigative reporter hat and find out when @Official_WEM is bringing back the whale statue.
— Mark Cappis (@chaosinabox) June 29, 2013
So yesterday, I decided to do exactly that. I went poking around West Edmonton Mall's website until I found their media contact numbers, and I sent them an e-mail wondering how things are going with the whale statue. At the time, we were told the statue would be refurbished and put in another section of the mall. So, I asked, "How's that coming?"
Today, I received a response from Sheri Clegg, one of the Mall's media relations people. And here's what she had to say:
"The whale remains in storage while renovations to the Mall continue.
At this time no decision has been made as to where the whale will be relocated although a number of options are being considered."
So they're still working on it. Patience is still called for, and once again I'll be able to toss pennies into the whale fountain.
Oh, wait. They got rid of the penny. So I'll toss in nickles. The value of my wishes will go up accordingly.