Like the other two coaches to lead the Green Bay Packers to Super Bowl victories, Mike McCarthy will be honored within the next year with a street named for him.
The village of Ashwaubenon board voted Tuesday night to rename Potts Avenue as Mike McCarthy Way, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
The change will occur sometime within the next year, with the Packers volunteering to help businesses on the thoroughfare with costs associated with having to change their addresses.
One business spoke out about the change. Tim and Lori Glodoski, who own Soap Products Co. on Potts Avenue, told the board their business has approximately $10,000 in sunken costs in the form of produts, labels, sales slips, mailing supplies and other items that have the company’s address.
“If it was going to cost you guys $5,000 on your property taxes, for instance, would you be as willing to say ‘yes,’ if it was personal like that?” Lori Glodoski told the board. “This is $10,000 we have not budgeted. If you vote ‘yes,’ you personally are giving us a bill for $10,000.”
However, the Glodoskis were OK with the vote, saying the delay will allow them to sell or use those items.
The first Packer coach to win a Super Bowl, Vince Lombardi, was commemorated in 1968 when Highland Avenue in Green Bay was renamed Lombardi Avenue.
Ashwaubenon renamed its Gross Street as Holmgren Way in 1997 after Mike Holmgren led the Packers to a win in Super Bowl XXXI.
But according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the city of Green Bay did not make a change on the portion of Gross Street within its confines.
There are 10 other streets in Green Bay and neighboring Ashwaubenon named after Packers, including Tony Canadeo, Donald Driver, Brett Favre, Dave Hampton, Clarke Hinkle, Don Hutson, Cecil Isbell, Dave Robinson, Bart Starr and Reggie White.