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.