Mr. McQuady and his family were long time residents of Highland Park. He owned and operated a grocery store on Park Boulevard (Boulevard Market) for 37 years. Mr. McQuady's parents purchased the original store in the 1930s, McQuady's Grocery, for $200. His grandfather, Claude D. McQuady, was mayor of Highland Park in the 1920s. About a year and a half after Mr. McQuady sold Boulevard Market, the airport expansion project began purchasing the land.