Gateway mall sounds confident they are going to be the "premier" place
for shopping and dining, but I guarantee they are nervous about how much this
will affect their business. Nobody likes to go shopping at the gateway during
the winter...I believe the retractable roof is a huge selling point at the City
Can't wait, to never go there.
Salt Lake has finally grown up.
It's a beautiful project, a huge improvement downtown, helpful to the state
economy, and will be ready for general conference. My question is...how would
our reaction differ if it had been built exactly as it is and with the same
goals using government money? I ask this because I know the private sector would
never have built it, and we speak of it in terms of being good for the economy
without any consideration of whether it will make money, because we're never
going to know if it makes money or not. I hope it succeeds but in this economy
retail space is simply not being built, nationwide, unless there's a casino
attached. Even then, there's a huge hulk of a frame across the strip from the
Wynn casino in vegas that sits abandoned and weathering. In this economy, I
wonder why no one is asking how come city creek isn't in the same condition.
This is going to be so awesome to have downtown -- just in time too for General
Conference! Thanks to the Church's idea to make this huge improvement downtown,
which besides being beautiful, has been so helpful to our state economy during a
national economic struggle with construction especially. I'm excited to spend
some time (sounds like I'll need a whole day!) checking out all the new stores.
I can't wait. I have watched and watched as the buildings went up, wished it
would be done sooner, but hey, what a beautiful project. Congratulations to