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Published: Thursday, Aug. 25 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, Utah

The best part is the Main Street pedestrian bridge. It was worth the fight it took to get it.

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

Is the $1 billion figure accurate? I was under the impression that this had grown beyond $2 billion. Either way, the timing of this investment was perfect to sustain the local economy. Construction jobs when construction is in a tail-spin. This project will be an asset to the community for generations. I look forward to completion.

Most Truthful and Patriotic
Layton, UT

Oh, don't we all miss ZCMI (even we gentiles).

Macy's took over many of the quality, local department store chains -- and turned them into an ugly mishmash of blah.

I'll shop at Macy's, when they bring back the raisin and date-filled cookies.

cambodia girl
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

What a welcome sight. I loved ZCMI. Seeing the facade makes me want to reminisce: The warm bread and butter, the candy counter, the Tiffin Room, the store clerks dressed to the nines, the busy atmosphere, decorated windows at Christmas, etc. It was just a classy place. Too bad when we walk through the doors of the facade it won't be what once was. Sigh:)

Florissant, MO

That is awesome that they have cleaned it up and put it back, I have so many fond memories of walking through those doors as a teenager working for ZCMI. My first job was downstairs and the thing I enjoyed doing the most was mixing paint. Also showing how the corelle plates never break when you drop them, except one time, it shattered, apparently they do wear down. I also loved the spectacular Christmas displays in the windows. It is a shame that ZCMI closed their doors, but at least they leave behind a great memory.

Salt Lake City, UT

I wish they would re open just one ZCMI location in the new mall.

Henderson, NV

Hooray for preserving old architecture! There's not much of it where I live. Whenever I visit Salt Lake, I am always impressed by the abundance of beautiful old buildings. I hope it never changes.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

I've always wondered why ZCMI didn't go "independent", like IHC did. I can understand why a church doesn't want to own a chain of department stores (although they now have shopping malls!).

So much was lost. Those stores were beloved by all.

Macy's is a boring store, no matter what city you're in.
Too many overpriced store brands, and everything looks the same.

Out There in, WI

@MoJules: Ah, the Correll Wear unbreakable guaranty. They may be able to survive being dropped but I know from personal experience that they don't do well when thrown. Good times, good times.

SLC gal
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm so glad they are bringing back the facade. It will feel a little like coming home to see that the next time I'm downtown!!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

It just wouldn't be Downtown Salt Lake without the ZCMI facade!

small town, Nebraska

so glad they put the facade back up. Brings back memories. I remember ZCMI well. So sorry to hear of its demise. I haven't been back in years to slc, I bet it has changed a lot.

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