New numbers show economic impact of City Creek, Gateway malls

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SALT LAKE CITY — Taxable sales figures obtained by FOX 13 on Tuesday reveal how much of an economic impact the newly built City Creek Center had on downtown Salt Lake City — and on The Gateway mall.

The Utah State Tax Commission tallied up the 2012 taxable sales, breaking them down to the City Creek Center and The Gateway. They do not include the real estate housing in both developments.

“We just took a snapshot of both Gateway and City Creek,” Utah State Tax Commission spokesman Charlie Roberts said Tuesday.

The City Creek Center, built at an estimated cost of $2 billion, opened in late March of 2012. The numbers provided to FOX 13 reveal that the mall made more than $200 million in about nine months of operation.

“We are very pleased with the performance of the center and thrilled to be part of…

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