I'm curious to know how they were able to determine that 50,000 people per
day would be attending. That's a mighty big number. Good Luck SLC.
I'll just go down sunday morning. Crowds will be thinner then.
I think the 50,000 is over estimating this opening. The streets of SLC
can't handle that many cars in a day of shopping. Trying to find parking
during the Saturday food market is so bad that 50% never stop or buy anything,
and we are only talking of a few hundred shoppers.And I think the
parking ramp will be nothing but a traffic jam with people getting cited for
illegally idling their cars in traffic. Does anyone think SLC is not going to
take advantage of some much needed tax revenue from traffic tickets? If more than 10,000 in a week show up and stay to shop it will surprise me. I
expect that this Mall will not have a sustainable consumer market to stay in
business after all the borrowed money to open up shops runs out in a couple of
years. Consumer debt is at an all time critical mass and ready to implode with
only those consumers with subsidized food stamps can shop. SLC has
overestimated the people of this state by thinking we will make downtown a
destination shopping center. Why do they think all the stores along their
streets have their lights turned off?
I thought they said 50,000 people over the three day opening (22nd-24th). After
seeing how many had to see the new grocery store on their first three days of
business, 50,000 may be a good estimate.I'm exceptionally
thrilled that the parking garage I pay to park in for work is well-advertised
parking for patrons of the mall grand opening. Looks like I'll be making
public transportation work this week, because it doesn't sound like
they're expecting a significant portion of this 50,000 to be using public
All of the shops at City Creek should offer discounts for patrons who have proof
that they used public transportation to get there (trax ticket, bus ticket,
etc); this would encourage people to utilize the ever improving public
transportation system that SLC has to offer.