At VIP Limousine, we love our hometown of Salt Lake City. We also love to share what it has to offer. Continuing on the theme of the prior posting (which can be found here), today’s post focuses on the downtown area. Specifically, we want to talk about City Creek Center, better known just as City Creek.
Prior to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City had a downtown core which was starting to die. Shuttered shops and a not-so-vibrant business vibe defined Main Street just south of Temple Square. To start a turnaround, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints employed its for-profit business arm and enlisted the help of Taubman Centers, a Michigan-based company, to redevelop the Main Street mall area beginning in 2003.
After a lengthy period of construction, City Creek Center opened in March 2012, with a completely revitalized area consisting of over 100 stores, restaurants, and high-rise apartments. Encompassing property on two square city blocks and connected by a sky bridge, City Creek Center adds further definition and opportunity to the downtown core of a growing Salt Lake City. The facility features a creek–with fish–running down the central walkways on the ground floor in a fully climate-controlled environment. Each main mall segment also features a cantilevered roof which folds away when the weather is nice, and closes when it’s inclement to maximize a balance between a pleasant outdoor experience and full comfort while exploring all it has to offer.
Between the western and eastern sides of the mall section is the sky bridge on the second floor, which features a historical map of the downtown area when it was first settled by the Pioneers. Be sure to check it out to compare how Salt Lake City has developed and get your directional bearings as well.
Access to City Creek Center is very easy. From the airport, VIP Limousine brings clients to the facility in about 5-10 minutes. Additionally, the Utah Transit Authority not only has nearby bus connections within the Free Fare Zone, but also has a TRAX light rail station (City Center) directly under the sky bridge, served by the Blue and Green lines. This connects the mall with the rest of the Salt Lake valley, with further connections to Utah, Davis, and Weber counties by rail.
Want to stay nearby? City Creek Center is near a myriad of hotels, including the following within walking distance: Marriott and its sub-brands, The Grand America Hotel, The Little America Hotel, Radisson, Hilton, and several others. We service each of these locations regularly with our black car and limousine options.
We believe that Salt Lake City has a lot to offer, and the City Creek Center development is a beautiful contribution to the downtown area of our home. Stay tuned for more blog updates!