SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The City Creek Center offers all kinds of shopping and dining experiences but the open air mall also asks patrons to play by some rules.
Live music is playing at City Creek, but if you bring your own, and play it loudly, you will be invited to leave. The same goes for disorderly conduct, panhandling, distributing pamphlets, or proselytizing. Teenagers are also not welcome during school hours. Truancy is not allowed.
Allison Showlater, was shopping at City Creek today. She says she appreciates the rules. "You want to keep the atmosphere classy, and family friendly, and I think that's a really good thing to try to do."
What people wear while they shop is also important. No shoes, no shirt, no service. Clothing with obscenities or vulgar messages is forbidden.
Smoking is also against the rules. Brian Beres says he appreciates that. “Though it's an outdoor area, you will probably find people who take advantage of that, because they think it is outdoors and its ok, but it's posted and I think the average person doesn't want to be around cigarette smoke anymore."
He says he also likes the City Creek rule that allows him to bring his Labradoodle, Meggie, to City Creek. But, there is also a canine code of conduct as well. Dogs must be on leashes and stay out of garden and creek areas. Dee Brewer, City Creek marketing manager, says there's a reason for that. "We do need to keep the dogs, and the trout in different locations.”
City Creek has a trout pond and stream. Beres say no worries about Meggie. "She's on a leash, and she doesn't like trout so she won't get in your trout pond."
For those concerned about stepping in Labradoodle doo doo, no worries. There are also doggie bags, not the restaurant variety, available at shops with the dog stickers in the windows.
The rules of conduct for both humans and canines are posted. Security officers are plainly visible wherever you go. They are dressed in white shirts and Smokey the Bear hats. Brewer says parents should point them out to children as they come into City Creek Center. He says they are there to help, with lost children, protecting everyone’s shopping experience, and with directions when necessary.