Lululemon opening ushers in new era for Parkite building |

Lululemon opening ushers in new era for Parkite building

The first retailer in the long-awaited Parkite building, at 333 Main Street, has opened its doors.

Lululemon Athletica, a retailer of yoga and fitness gear, was set to receive its first customers Friday, ushering in a new era for the renovated Parkite building, which was formerly known as the Main Street Mall and will house both retail and residential space.

Michelle Hathaway, manager of Lululemon, said the company, which is headquartered in Canada, is excited to make an impact on Main Street.

"We are very prevalent in the community," Hathaway said. "Every store that we have, we have a strong presence in the community, sharing our love for healthy lifestyles. And to be with all of the businesses that are up here, to bring community to Main Street — locals and tourists alike. We’re pumped."

One of the unique aspects of Park City that made it appealing for a Lululemon location is the popularity of fitness. Hathaway said being located in such an active community is exciting.

"The thing that’s amazing about Park City is that people are active from very young ages to quite old ages, and they don’t ever let that stop them," she said, adding the store had been in a showroom at Kimball Junction for six years before moving to Main Street. "That is just so inspiring for us to be able to be in a community where our guests are always willing to go out and sweat, whether it be a hot summer day or freezing cold."

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Lululemon was set to have live music, as well as food and drinks in the store to celebrate its opening, Hathaway said. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. this weekend.