City Creek Center Countdown

We’re counting down the days to a whole new shopping experience! The City
Creek Center opens on Thursday, March 22nd. Take a peek at what you’ll
find at Salt Lake City’s newest, shopping destination.

Rising in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is a new 700,000-square-foot
shopping and dining destination at the core of one of the largest mixed-use
downtown redevelopment projects in the nation.

Opening March 22, 2012, City Creek Center will feature Nordstrom, Macy’s
and approximately 80 stores and restaurants — including many nationally
recognized names making their Utah debut, such as Coach, Brooks
and Tiffany & Co.
This one-of-a-kind experience features bold
a fully retractable skylight roof, a skybridge over Main Street, and lively water
and fire features.

City Creek Center is the only regional shopping center scheduled to open in
the U.S. in 2012, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.

City Creek Center will host an exclusive charity gala and shopping event on
March 21, 2012, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, the night before the center’s
official grand opening. Tickets are now on sale, benefitting four local
charities. The evening will be filled with live entertainment, food and drink
crafted from local ingredients, and an opportunity to shop and preview the
center’s stores, which will open for the event.

“The gala is an exciting opportunity to experience City Creek Center for the
first time and also support local charities that are important to the
community,” said Linda Wardell, City Creek Center general manager. “One
hundred percent of the ticket price will go to these deserving charities to
help accomplish their missions.”

Tickets can be purchased for $50 directly from the benefitting charities,
which include the following:

Ballet West

Ballet West ranks among the top professional ballet companies in America,
with 36 company members, 10 second company members and a thriving
Academy that trains dancers of all ages. Each year Ballet West’s extensive
community outreach and education programs serve over 100,000 Utah
students, teachers and special needs individuals, free of charge, as a part of
its commitment to the people of Utah. These efforts are supported, to a large
degree, by the generous contributions of individuals. Established in Salt Lake
City in 1963, Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire with elegant and
versatile artists and has become an American pioneer in the world of dance.

The Road Home

The Road Home is a private non-profit social service agency whose mission is
to help people step out of homelessness and back into our community. On
any given day in Salt Lake County, Utah, The Road Home provides emergency
shelter for 700 people, gives emergency assistance to 150 people, and case
manages nearly 500 households in housing throughout the community. The
Road Home administers more than $400,000 in tenant based rental
assistance annually, manages 26 transitional housing units, and operates
Palmer Court, 201 units of permanent supportive housing for families and
individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. Visit

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Established in 1931 and located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, Utah’s
Hogle Zoo is open all year and is one of the most visited attractions in Utah.
With natural terrain that covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways, visitors can
view more than 800 animals. New in 2012 is Rocky Shores. Reflecting the
look and feel of historic Cannery Row on the northern California coast, Rocky
Shores features expansive new homes including an underwater viewing for
bears, sea lions and harbor seals. Other animals include river otters and bald
eagles. Also visit Asian Highlands, a re-creation of a Himalayan village
featuring five endangered Asian cat species, and Elephant Encounter which
spotlights African elephants and white rhinoceros. Hogle Zoo’s mission is to
nurture respect and appreciation for the natural world by providing diverse
educational, recreational, and conservation opportunities. This is
accomplished through imaginative exhibits and programs, professional
animal care, and a commitment to excellence. For more information, visit

The Junior League of Salt Lake City

Serving the Salt Lake community since 1931, the Junior League of Salt Lake
City is a charitable organization of women committed to promoting
volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the
community. Since 1990, the League has been involved in critical issues facing
the environment, women and substance abuse, mentally ill adults and health
care issues. The League is comprised of more than 550 women, including
career women, working mothers, stay-at-home moms and full-time and
part-time volunteers. Visit

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