ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 30 Apr 2001   For week ended April 27, 2001
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church

Sent on Mormon-News: 23Apr01

By Rosemary Pollock

Former ZCMI Stores Open on Sunday for First Time

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Evidenced by a move that ends a 133-years of closed-on-Sunday business policy, Meier &Frank, formerly ZCMI, are now open on Sunday. Meier &Frank's parent company, the Oregon-based St. Louis May Department Stores who bought ZCMI in 1999, announced the new hours this week along with the scheduled name change starting April 18th, as part of a $60 million renovation.

Originally ZCMI's majority stockholder was a trust controlled by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was founded in 1868 at the urging of then Church President, Brigham Young. ZCMI was always closed on Sundays in keeping with Church practices of keeping Sunday as a day of worship and rest.

Meier and Frank, bought the remaining 14-store group of ZCMI stores from the Church last year for $52 million. The only remaining use of the ZCMI name will be the LDS Church-owned ZCMI Center Mall in downtown Salt Lake City. According to the spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dale Bills, the Church has no other plans for the name.

Sunday's opening at the Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City, found Cindy Coons and her 16-year-old daughter waiting to go in and take advantage of the ten percent discount. "I'm glad they are open," Cindy said. "We like to do Sunday shopping." However, reactions were mixed and store managers wouldn't comment on the new Sunday hours. Messages left by The Salt Lake Tribune at the company's Portland, Oregon offices were not immediately returned.


Meier &Frank Now Open on Sunday
Salt Lake Tribune 23Apr01 B4
By Maria Murvosh: Salt Lake Tribune

See also:
The End of ZCMI


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information