The first display you see upon entering the store is a museum-like exhibit extolling the glory of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The centerpiece is the Salt Lake Tabernacle's original pulpit, with a mannequin representing a KSL radio engineer installing the first microphone for broadcasting "Music and the Spoken Word." Along the walls are a re-creation of the tabernacle's organ pipes, and the choir's gold records and Grammy nominations.

The new store is equal parts bookstore, souvenir shop, museum and tourist attraction. It's a commercial shrine to all things Mormon, and serves quite practically as the gift shop for the Temple Square experience.

Want LDS artwork? Housewares from Zion Mercantile? Honey with a Parley Street Label? A pack of Lion House rolls, frozen and ready to take home? It's all here.

via Culture Vulture: City Creek's promise begins to show – Salt Lake Tribune.

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