Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance released its annual report on economic benchmarks today. It shows retail sales, commercial office space and residential construction are all growing – and people seem to like it.
A statewide survey included in the report shows 70 percent of residents statewide have a positive perception of downtown Salt Lake, and 50 percent say the parking situation has improved.
A report released Tuesday shows that retail sales in downtown Salt Lake City were up 36 percent last year, largely driven by business at City Creek Center. But some businesses at The Gateway Shopping Center say they are not seeing the same trend.
The Downtown Alliance has named Connor Rickman's video of a medieval woodsman that gets transported to downtown Salt Lake as the winner of their "I Am Downtown" video contest. For winning Rickman will receive a $5,000 prize. Check out the video below:
City Creek Center is hosting its first ever Black Friday. No one is quite sure how much money the Salt Lake City shopping center will bring in this holiday, but expectations are high.
Linda Wardell is General Manager of City Creek Center. When asked about expectations for the holidays, she laughed.
“It’s a great question,” said Wardell, “We still have a lot of first-time visitors to City Creek Center. That does make it unique for us, and a bit daunting for us when we start thinking about our first time holiday season.”