Smith’s Food and Drug will be the anchor grocery store for the development at the former Cottonwood Mall in Holladay. Activity at the 57-acre multi-use project stopped at the start of the recession. Marsha Gilford is vice president of public affairs for Smith’s. She says the new 78-thousand square foot store will be built just north of Macy’s and have two levels of below-store parking.
“It’s exciting to be able to reach into a community where we’ll be able to welcome people who live a block from our store and walk in everyday and those also that need to drive,” says Gilford. Robert Dahle is the mayor of Holladay. He says the announcement by Smith’s marks a major turning point for the city.