A week after its grand opening, businesses in the City Creek Center are celebrating big numbers. With the Downtown Alliance predicting about 15 to 17 million visitors annually to the mixed-use development, tenants may have more celebrating in the future. Here is a list of interesting facts about City Creek.
The mall in downtown Salt Lake has more than 700,000 square feet in retail space and covers 23 acres on three blocks.
There were 75,000 directories handed out at City Creek on the opening day.
The chocolatiers sold 1,000 pieces of chocolate in their first day.
The shoe store reported one of the best openings of any of the stores across the country.
Footlocker boasts more than 4,000 stores nationwide.
Lush reported that 350 of its "bath bombs," balls of skin care products that dissolve in water, were sold in 5 hours.
The City Creek location marks the brand's entrance into Utah.
There is plenty of room in the City Creek parking garage.
The garage has 5,000 covered parking stalls on four levels.
On opening day, the parking garage filled to 70 percent capacity by 1 p.m.
The residential section of the City Creek center has 536 units broken down into 111 rental apartments and 425 condominium units.
The complex is a massive 23-acre development.
The City Creek center has done its part toward adding jobs to the area.
The downtown development employs about 2,000 positions.
The Cheesecake Factory alone added 265 jobs.
Sales at the new open air mall are poised to boost revenue for the state.
The estimated tax revenue is $1 million a year.
The first day of sales was plentiful for the designer store.
The store sold 100 handbags by 3 p.m. on Thursday.
The clothing store met its sales goal within the first hour on opening day.
The company maintains 212 stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and Japan.
Utah's downtown rail system saw an increase in traffic on the first two days after City Creek opened.
Trax reported approximately 15,000 more boardings than average.
The fast food chicken franchise sold 4,000 meals on both Thursday and Friday.
"At peak time we were serving a meal every five seconds," owner Andrew Allman told the Deseret News.
The Chic-fil-A opening was the largest in Utah and puts the store on track to become the No. 1 mall restaurant of the franchise.
Plenty of stores means lots of shopping and bored husbands.
The City Creek Center has more than 90 stores and restaurants in its lineup.
Weather isn't always conducive to an open-air mall, so the City Creek Center features a retractable roof.
The glass roof is 30,000-square-foot.
The average home size in the U.S. was 2,700 in 2009, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
Many of the business tenants at the City Creek Center are probably happy about this statistic: The Downtown Alliance forecasts about 15 to 17 million visitors annually.
The restaurant's City Creek location saw 100 people lined outside its door by 11:30 am on opening day.
By 3 p.m. it sold 600 slices of cheesecake and 1,200 total.
Salt Lake City often hosts a number of conventions in any given year.
The typical conference goer spends $1,000 when visiting.
A 5,000-person conference brings in $5 million in sales.
American Eagle's clothing store for kids saw a spike in sales on opening day.
In fact, the store met its sales goal within the first hour of the day.
The store closed after American Eagle Outfitters decided to exit the children's apparel business. The business was purchased by new owners and rebranded as Ruum American Kid's Wear.
The Taubman Company, the retail property manager of City Creek, has put a great deal into the project.
The Michigan-based company invested $76 million into City Creek.
The clothing retailer has set up a massive location as one of the anchor stores at the new downtown mall.
The Nordstrom is 125,000-square-feet and two stories tall.
It features a 200-gallon aquarium for kids.
The location also features an in-store restaurant called "Sixth & Pine."
The eatery has been described as "a diner with the heart of a deli."
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints estimated that 115,000 people would visit the downtown area during its General Conference weekend, Church Spokesman Scott Trotter told the Deseret News in 2012.
If buying silver at Tiffany, it's likely that the metal is from Utah.
Of the silver produced by Kennecott Utah Copper Corp., 50 percent of it went to Tiffany & Co.
Deseret Book's flagship store is located on the edge of the City Creek Center.
Over the first three days of the new mall opening the store had more than 9,000 visitors and sold more than 12,000 items.
Children love to see the fish in the ubiquitous water at City Creek Center.
There are about 200 Bonneville, cutthroat and rainbow trout swimming in the creek that runs through the mall.
The City Creek Center has brought in new businesses to the area.
Of the more than 90 stores and restaurants, one-third are new to the market.
The City Creek center welcomes dogs in its grounds. The mall provides bagging stations for when nature calls to your canine friend.
Also, a lot of the stores welcome furry companions as long as they are not an unreasonable size, according to City Creek customer service. These stores have signs at the entrance.
Ask customer service about the "Canine Code of Conduct" so your dog doesn't run into trouble.
The mall provides an "IT Guide" with special offers to anyone bringing a friend or family member who lives more than 50 miles away.
Distant visitors also receive a free ticket to a number of locations around town, including the Hogle Zoo, the Clark Planetarium and The Leonardo.
City Creek officials estimate about 60,000 people visited the shopping center each day during its opening weekend, a 20 percent increase over their projected expectations, according to a Deseret News article.