Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shopping

Who doesn't love a reason to go shopping? Well, we had a great reason last weekend - a brand new shopping center opened in SLC amidst a whole lot of hoopla, so we decided to go check it out - and it's totally awesome! The City Creek Center is the only new mall scheduled to open in the entire country this year - all 90 stores opened the same day - what an undertaking! This whole project has been four years in the making. Very upscale - with stores like Tiffany's, Nordstrom, Michael Kors, Macy's, Coach, & Brooks Brothers amongst others. It's an outdoor mall that stretches two city blocks, but when the weather is too hot, too stormy, or too cold, they can enclose it with a retractable glass roof - the only structure of it's kind in the country.


Hubby & I didn't actually buy anything, but spent six hours exploring and oohing and aahing. There is actually a creek running through the middle of it - it was piped underground years and years ago, but the developers brought it back to the surface for this segment - and it's even stocked with trout! Beautiful fountains are programmed to music to put on a beautiful water show to rival those found in Las Vegas.

There was various entertainment scattered along the way - everything from live music - to human statues.



We finally left when the crowds got too big to be comfortable, but I'll definitely go back in a few weeks to experience it again. The best part of this whole thing (in my opinion) is that the mall is closed on Sundays - to reflect the standards of our community.

If you are ever planning a trip to Utah - be sure to include a visit in your plans!

You can see more pictures of the mall on their website here where there is a slide show that includes art work and other features.

13 comments:

Janet O. said...

Thanks for the sneak peek, Gayle. No quilt shops, huh? Didn't think so. : )
Less than 90 minutes away and who knows when I will get there? But it looks really cool. Love the roof!

Charlotte said...

I didn't realize it was closed on Sundays! Fat chance of me ever actually going there then. Saturdays are just too crowded.

Laurel said...

Now I know what to do during my April trip to Utah!

Two years ago while staying at the Radison on S. Temple I watched all the guys in hardhats from the 15th floor. They parked in the big lot across the street from the hotel early in the morning and then streamed back in the late afternoon. It was a mass of yellow ants. Can't wait to see the result of all their hard work.

Nedra said...

I sure have been reading about the Mall. Both son and daughter live within a few blocks, and they said the crowds and cars have been crazy. We walked through the exterior a few months ago, and I look forward to seeing it sometime, now that it's open.

annie said...

that's amazing!

Kellee said...

I've been wanting to go! Thanks for posting pictures. one of these days we'll make it down and I'm sure we'll be like you--just oh and ahh but not actually buy anything :)

Angie Berry said...

Wow, what an amazing place!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a delightful day with your husband.

Julia said...

A pretty impressive Mall. I checked out their website. Must have cost a pretty penny to built. Thanks for sharing.

Nice to hear that it's closed on Sunday unlike here, now everything is open on Sunday. JB

Julia said...

A pretty impressive Mall. I checked out their website. Must have cost a pretty penny to built. Thanks for sharing.

Nice to hear that it's closed on Sunday unlike here, now everything is open on Sunday. JB

Julia said...

A pretty impressive Mall. I checked out their website. Must have cost a pretty penny to built. Thanks for sharing.

Nice to hear that it's closed on Sunday unlike here, now everything is open on Sunday. JB

Julia said...

My comment wouldn't post and I clicked again and now you got twin comments. JB

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