Monday, August 27, 2007

Tom Monaghan, Domino's Pizza Founder Builds Catholic Town

AVE MARIA, Florida -- We drove for miles and saw nothing but endless plains of green, on the edge of the lush Florida Everglades. And then there it was: a giant cathedral rising from earth, surrounded by a European-style piazza of soon-to-open businesses and restaurants. It was Ave Maria, a town built from scratch, founded and funded by billionaire Tom Monaghan. His vision: a community that would reflect traditional Catholic values.

Read more about Tom's town here.

(Now it makes sense why they wouldn't hire me for the pizza delivery job in the late eighties unless I cut my mullet!)

No comments: