Trolley Square is a partially-enclosed shopping center located in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered a trendy high-end center and is the second-most-visited tourist destination within Salt Lake City proper, with 30% of its customers being from out-of-state. The center lies within close proximity to downtown Salt Lake City and the UTA TRAX light-rail system.
Trolley Square is composed of trolley
barns that were built in 1908 to house Salt Lake City's street-cars
. The street-car system was dismantled in 1945 and the barns were subsequently converted into a two-story shopping center
in 1972. The center is noted for its unusual architecture consisting of winding hallways, brick and wooden floors, fountains, old-trees, and wrought-iron balconies. Prominent tenants include Pottery Barn
, Cabin Fever
(a popular card store), Restoration Hardware
, Banana Republic
, Old Spaghetti Factory
, Hard Rock Cafe
, Regency Theatres (showcasing independent and foreign films), many art galleries, and local boutiques such has the fashion store Black Chandelier
The water tower is covered in neon lights that are a weather beacon operated by KSL-TV.
Sale and development
Trolley Square is owned by ScanlanKemperBard Companies, LLC
, of Portland, Oregon
, who purchased it in August 2006 from Simon Property Group
for $38.6 million. The shopping center is scheduled to undergo an $80 million expansion consisting of several new underground parking structures, a Whole Foods Market
store, and a mid-rise luxury condominium tower containing at least 232 units.
Trolley Square shooting
On February 12
, Sulejman Talović
went on a shooting spree, killing five people and injuring at least four more before being shot to death by police.