tBLOOMFIELD HILLS — Taubman Centers, Inc. today announced the opening of City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thousands of visitors from near and far attended the grand opening of the only regional shopping center to open in the United States this year. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, City Creek Center is the first enclosed regional shopping center to open in the United States in six years.
tCity Creek Center is the retail component of City Creek, the 23-acre, mixed-use development on three blocks in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.
tArchitects, civic leaders, businesses and journalists from around the world were among those who came to see, tour and shop the 700,000-square-foot shopping center. Designed to showcase Utah's natural beauty, the unique indoor/outdoor space features a retractable roof, a 140-foot skybridge over Main Street, a 1200-foot-long re-creation of the historic City Creek, two 18-foot waterfalls and three fountains from the creators of the famed Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas.
tNordstrom and Macy's anchor City Creek Center's world-class retail offerings. Of the 100 stores and restaurants, one-third are unique to the Salt Lake City market or the state, including Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Coach, Tumi and Brooks Brothers/Brooks Brothers Women.
t"Of the 100 stores and restaurants, we are pleased to open with 92 retailers today, with three more opening later this year," said Robert S. Taubman, Chairman, President and CEO of Taubman Centers. "The commitment of these retailers is a confirmation of their belief in the rebirth of downtown Salt Lake City."
tCity Creek Center brings shoppers a variety of unique amenities, including a prehistoric-themed children's play area located in the Food Court, free wireless Internet access, a sidewalk snow-melt system, an outdoor fireplace and an airline flight monitor so travelers can check on their flights while they shop. The shopping center is also dog-friendly, as are many of its stores.
tThe LEED-certified shopping center integrates sustainable design with both historic structures and new buildings. City Creek was built on the site of two former shopping malls, and more than 70 percent of the material from the structures, formerly on its site, have been recycled or reused as part of an aggressive sustainability program.