Luxury retailer among stores to open at city creek
Published: Tuesday, Sept. 13 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT
This is going to be great. It will certainly rival the shopping mall found
outside the Vatican in Rome!
Read the whole story, all 20 stores are listed at the end of the article.
All I have to say is Tiffany and Co. Gentlemen, look out ;)
re:ShaunNow, if you but into the notion that Planned Parenthood
conceptually uses taxpayer money to fund abortions because "money is
fungible," then, yes, tithing money can be viewed as contributing to the
church's commercial concerns. Though I understand SLC residents are
very excited about this venture, as an LDS member it makes me a wee bit
uncomfortable. I would much rather see the LDS church building hospitals in
underserved countries, building homes in Haiti, fully-funding the health clinic
in SLC which serves the homeless and their children, funding mental health
services in UT or any number of charitable endeavors.
I'll bet those construction workers, Mormon and non Mormon, who had jobs with
the contractors who built City Creek were very pleased that the church continued
with this project in the midst of these economically difficult times. Downtown
Salt Lake was getting pretty run down and it was contiguous with Temple Square
where many tourists visit. I'd like my home town to be a place that tourists
enjoy visiting. Salt Lake has done what a lot of cities have done to revitalize
their inner cities but it didn't take taxpayer dollars to do it. Why is it that
no matter what the church does, there are critics that feel obligated to
complain. Their complaints say a lot more about their own character than it
does about the LDS church.
re:79Ute"Absolutely no tithing money or fast offering funds, or
interest on tithing and fast offerings, is used on these commercial projects;
they are completely separate from the ecclesiastical and charitable work of the
LDS Church."Since the Church doesn't publish its financial
statements in the U.S., I'm wondering what your source of info. is?
My wife and I never go downtown. We have everything we need in and near our East
Bench neighborhood. When this site opens, we don't plan on changing our shopping
and dining styles.
Yeah, Truthseeker, The LDS Church NEVER does anything good for those who
need help...Oh, wait, on the very same page as this article, there is an article
about donating a couple acres land to help cancer patients. But
they also got criticised for that.Just can't win, I guess.
So, with the LDS Church as the landlord, do the CC&R's allow the stores to
be open on Sundays?
re:MrsHPerhaps you could point out to me where I stated the Church NEVER
does anything good for those who need help. In fact, the Church reported in
2010 that the value of humanitarian assistance since 1985 was $1.3 billion. It
is good too the Church donated land for use by the American Cancer Society and
the $1 billion/+ City Creek project will create jobs. I would point
out that every advance in society began with people asking questions. The LDS
Church itself began with a questioning 14 yr old boy who wasn't comfortable with
the status quo. Anything out in the public domain is going to be
questioned and criticized. We ought to be able to tolerate questions and someone
stating they are a "wee bit" uncomfortable without ascribing
statements to them that they didn't make.
@Truthseeker,$1.3 billion (reported allegedly, although they won't
show us) in aid since 1985 (25 years)$1.0 billion + City Creek
Project right now (1 year)What's the priority? Helping people are
building more businesses?
LValfre and Truthseeker,$1.3 billion donated to humanitarian causes
does not include the products fast offerings and the Church Welfare system
distributed by Bishops, which I am confident dwarfs the $1.3 billion.The "Church" includes Church members, which also donate time, money
and other resources to "Church" causes (including many, many hours to
Church Welfare operations) and many other worthy causes. Think Jon Hunstman,
Sr., who has donated billions to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Also remember
that the LDS Church made a large donation to the HCI. I do not remember the
amount, because I'm not keeping score. Not keeping score leaves more time for
me to devote my time, talents and other resources to worthy causes.
No Vicky's? Ahhhh. sigh.
I do not mean this to be rude but is City Creek primarily targeted to women?
$1.3billion over the last 26 years includes material donations made by members
according to the church website. That amounts to $50 million a year, or about
1% of what the church receives in tithing per year from its members. Since the
Corporation of the President doesn't publish its financials, we can only assume
how it spends the other 99%. Deseret News articles have quoted church
leaders in the past that have stated none of the church's tithing funds were
used to redevelop downtown SLC. So, where exactly did the money come from?
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