Anticipation mounting for opening day at City Creek Center

Posted at 8:43 AM, Mar 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-22 10:47:58-04

There is a feeling of anticipation at City Creek Center on Thursday as the grand opening is only hours away.

After more than five years of planning and construction, the $2 billion center will hold it's grand opening at 9:30 a.m.

Center administrations said they are expecting about 30,000 people for opening day, and over 50,000 people through the weekend.

"Look at the views! Look at the vistas! Feel the sense of urbanity that's here," said Robert Taubman, CEO of Taubman Centers, Inc.  "I think it's such an exciting experience.  I think people from all around the country, for that matter, around the globe, are going to want to be here."

The property is owned by LDS church and shops will be closed on Sunday per the church's wishes.

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