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