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.
It just wouldn't be Downtown Salt Lake without the ZCMI facade!
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!!
@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.
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
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.
I wish they would re open just one ZCMI location in the new mall.
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.
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:)
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.
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.
The best part is the Main Street pedestrian bridge. It was worth the fight it
took to get it.