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"There are a lot of things that are unique to this [City Creek Center] store," said John Bailey, a Nordstrom spokesman.
Although there has been speculation that the conservative LDS Church had some type of role in approving tenants in the mall, Taubman said that wasn’t the case. The absence of tenants such as Victoria’s Secret or Starbucks have nothing to do with the church, Taubman said, but rather the normal dynamics of filling a shopping mall.
On Wednesday, shoppers were generally impressed with the store lineup and believe it will be the start of something good for the capital city.
"It’s a step up," said Tammy Rindlisbacher, of Taylorsville. "People will be coming back to the city for this."
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