Johnny Rockets and BRIO Tuscan Grille will be coming to City Creek shortly. Johnny Rockets plans to open in November and BRIO plans to open early next year. It sure would be nice to have some more local restaurants added to City Creek outside of the food court, but I’m guessing that the high lease prices and large store footprints make it cost-prohibitive for the smaller, local guys to get in.
Press Release below.
SALT LAKE CITY, July 25, 2012 – City Creek Center, the regional shopping and dining destination that opened in March in downtown Salt Lake City, will soon welcome several more stores and restaurants: West Elm, The Art of Shaving and Sprint, along with Johnny Rockets and BRIO Tuscan Grille, will join the center’s premium tenant lineup in the coming months.
Debuting its first location in Utah is West Elm. Since it launched in 2002, West Elm has been helping people express their personal style at home with authentic, affordable and approachable products. Each season, West Elm’s talented in-house team of designers creates a collection that can’t be found anywhere else, and works with artists and independent designers globally and locally to develop collaborations that are exclusive to the brand. West Elm also offers handmade and one-of-a-kind discoveries from around the world, working closely with organizations that support the development of global craft communities and artisan skills. The City Creek Center store opens in the fall and offers a broad range of products for the home including furniture, bedding, decorative accessories, lighting, kitchenware and gifts.
Opening by October is The Art of Shaving. Created in 1996, The Art of Shaving shops are the first of their kind – masculine establishments providing men with the finest shaving products and barber services. Operated by a team of shaving specialists and expertly trained master barbers, the shop’s Barber Spa offers traditional barber services, including the brand’s signature Royal Shave, along with advice on proper grooming techniques. A full range of natural shaving products formulated from high-quality botanical ingredients and pure essential oils enable customers to experience “the perfect shave” and the best in men’s skin care.
Also coming to City Creek Center this fall is Sprint, a leading name in wireless technology and mobile phones. Featuring all the latest devices and major brands along with a wide selection of plans, Sprint is the only national carrier offering unlimited data plans on the iPhone, the just-released EVO 4G LTE and Samsung Galaxy S3, and all other smartphones. Staffed by knowledgeable employees, the Sprint retail location also features a full line of accessories. The store opens in September.
Serving up all-American fare with a big dose of fun is Johnny Rockets, coming in November. An international restaurant chain offering the food, fun and friendliness of feel-good Americana since 1986, Johnny Rockets is the place to go for a flavorful meal and a good time, too. Classic burgers and sandwiches, hand-spun shakes and American fries served with the trademarked “ketchup smiley face,” along with a Rocket Kids menu, the chain’s friendly service, timeless music and upbeat dance routines make Johnny Rockets a favorite destination for shoppers and visitors to the area.
And bringing the flavors of Tuscany to City Creek Center’s dining lineup is BRIO Tuscan Grille. Meaning “lively” or “full of life,” BRIO is an upscale yet affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine in a Tuscan villa atmosphere. A perfect choice for family gatherings, intimate dinners or business lunches, the menu features wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood as well as made-to-order pastas, inspired appetizers, pizza, salads and more. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well is to live well,” which is why it uses only the finest and freshest ingredients. Opening next year at City Creek Center, BRIO will also offer creative seasonal specials, an extensive wine list, online ordering, carryout service and event catering.
“We’re excited to be the first Utah location for West Elm and dozens of other retailers, and we look forward to welcoming all these great stores and restaurants to our outstanding collection,” says Dee Brewer, City Creek Center marketing and sponsorship director.