Memorial for “Mr. Downtown” Thursday at Gallivan Plaza

Posted at 1:23 PM, Mar 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-08 15:26:57-05

A prominent local businessman that was hit and killed by a bus is being honor Thursday night.

Richard Wirick, 82, owned and operated The Oxford Shop, a men’s shoe store, in downtown Salt Lake City.

He was affectionately known as “Mr. Downtown” for his advocacy of local businesses.

A memorial to honor him will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Gallivan Plaza.  The public is welcome to attend.

The Downtown Alliance will be collecting donation to create a permanent memorial for Wirick.