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Sarah Cutler

September 1, 2012

CenterCal Properties Unveils Show Fountain at Station Park
Farmington – STATION PARK open-air shopping center unveiled its exclusive, world-class fountain with choreographed lights, music, color and 30- to 60-foot high dancing waters. A fountain with similar technology is at Disney’s California Adventure.

Landscape architectural design firm LIFESCAPES INTERNATIONAL conceived the multi-million-dollar fountain for Station Park, and OUTSIDE THE LINES choreographed and constructed the presentation. The fountain features a syncopated water show created by special nozzles that move water side to side and front to back, and can twist and turn in all directions. The movement of water, light intensity and the use of a possible three-million variances of color were meticulously choreographed to the beat of classic songs.

“We’re thrilled to present this high-caliber fountain, garden and sculptures to Northern Utah,” says Jean Paul Wardy, president of CenterCal, developer of Station Park. “And, we couldn’t have done it without the hard work and cooperation of our many construction partners and the people of Farmington City.”

The $250 million-plus upscale retail, dining and entertainment center is one of the largest retail projects currently under construction in the United States. CenterCal has opened 400,000 square feet of retail space at Station Park since August 2011, and an additional 500,000 square feet in the Village Center is currently under construction. Station Park currently features a HARMONS GROCERY STORE, CINEPLEX THEATER, multiple retailers and restaurants, a park with a children’s play area, an outdoor winter skating rink and outdoor seating.

The water show will take place every hour on the hour, rotating songs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to midnight on weekends.

“We have paid a great deal of attention to detail and spared no expense in creating the Station Park Village Center,” adds Wardy. “It is thrilling to see our plans and dreams come to fruition, as we create a gathering place for families that will serve the community for many years to come.”

Wasatch/Summit Area
Park City – BIOTIME signed an exclusive sublicense agreement and a supply agreement with JADE THERAPEUTICS. Under the agreements, BioTime will provide Jade with clinical-grade HyStem hydrogels and certain patented technology for use by Jade Therapeutics in the development of new pharmaceutical products for ophthalmologic use.

Snowbird – SNOWBIRD SKI AND SUMMER RESORT teamed up with SQUATTERS PUBS AND BEERS to create the Full Suspension Mountain Bike Series, featuring an adrenaline-charged course through Snowbird’s diverse terrain. Each lap of the course is a five-mile loop with 80 percent single-track and about 600 feet of climbing.

Park City – The EARTHWELL ORGANIZATION recognized young community leaders with more than $1,000 in cash awards, prizes and media recognition. The awards were presented at the EarthWell Festival at Jordanelle State Park.

Park City – WALDORF ASTORIA PARK CITY was named among the Top Resorts in the Continental U.S. in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards. The Park City hotel joins this annual list of properties that consistently deliver extraordinary service and hospitality as chosen by Travel + Leisure readers.

Park City – TALISKER ON MAIN was one of four restaurants to win an award from the American Institute of Architects for its restaurant design. The 2012 AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards selected Talisker on Main and three other restaurants, all of which were based in either Los Angeles or New York City.

Park City – Park City tech company RALLY INTERACTIVE received international recognition and awards following the release of its recently created iPhone and iPad application, National Parks by National Geographic.

Park City – Park City council members approved giving a $20,000 grant to ALL RESORTS GROUP to help the company move its Lewis Stages operations to Park City. The company, which owns several local transportation companies, purchased Lewis Stages, now its largest operation, in 2005. Since then, offices have been split between Park City and Salt Lake City, where Lewis Stages was previously headquartered.

Park City – THE RED BANJO celebrated 50 years in business. Originally built in 1900 as a gambling hall, the restaurant now operates as a pizza parlor.

Park City – Navajo elders sold hand-woven rugs and traditional jewelry at PARK CITY CLOTHING COMPANY to support the Adopt A Native Elder program. The program provides support for Native Americans living in remote areas of the Navajo Reservation.

Park City – MOJO’S restaurant opened at the base of PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT.  Mojo’s is situated near the resort’s mountain biking trails, ski runs, zip line and alpine slide.

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