Lifestyle mall developer Rick Caruso is being awarded with the 2008 Spirit of Lincoln Award by the Los Angeles County Chapter of the Lincoln Club, a Republican political action committee. Why Caruso? Has he emancipated slaves? Brought America back together following Civil War? Sort of! "Caruso has established an international reputation for his extraordinary vision in creating unique destination shopping centers such as The Grove and The Americana at Brand that have generated thousands of jobs, attract millions of local and regional visitors and tourists from around the world, and deliver the highest retail sales." With malice toward none, with charity for all, and with the hottest winter fashions at Juicy Couture. Huzzah! [MarketWatch]
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