Downtown News and Blog

Word on the Street - Summer 2017

July 7, 2017 Written by

Published in Downtown News and Blog

This is the first installment of a series highlighting new businesses in Downtown Salt Lake City. We will feature several businesses that have recently opened in the downtown area. These will include: retail shops, restaurants, businesses new to Salt Lake City, and favorite local spots. Follow along as we discover the newest and greatest places in Salt Lake City!

Highlights:

Rich Innovation | 316 West 200 South Ste. #107
Software Development and Consulting
Justin and Kristina Rich have been working in the software industry for more than 15 years.  Over the years, it became clear that their greatest strength as a team was the ability to solve complex business problems with a combination of technology, experience and ingenuity. Established in 2014 Rich Innovation resides in the downtown core.

GoldenComm | 307 West 200 South Ste. #5002
Internet
Like a lot of companies, GoldenComm started with one person in his parent’s home. For us, that person is Jason Lavin and that year was 1996. Then and now -- the mission has been to build websites that work harder. Today, GoldenComm has four offices (Salt Lake City, Newport Beach, Warsaw, Poland and Pune, India) on three continents and provides Internet Programming and Marketing Services to over 500 customers -- ranging from Fortune 100 to Mom-and-Pop. “We help big companies work small and help small companies work big.”

Crossroads Guitar Shop | 329 W. Peirpont Ave. Ste. #100
Musical Instrument Sales/Service
After living in Washington D.C. Aaron and his wife moved to Utah in search of the right city. They saw an opportunity for a good downtown guitar shop that is open late and on Sundays. ”I picked the Pierpont building for its historic charm and atmosphere that will help make my shop a bit of a "destination" outside of the products and services that I offer.”  With over 25 years experience as a musician this is a shop for everyone.

Just Opened:

Carnegies | 110 West 300 South – A new restaurant located in the historic Peery Hotel, offering a good selection of wine and beer, in addition to appetizers, wood-fired pizza, in a modern and chic setting.

Fat Jack’s Burger Emporium | 206 South West Temple – An inexpensive choice in delicious offerings of burgers, sandwiches, and salads, all sourced locally.

Fireside On Regent | 126 South Regent Street – A full service restaurant specializing in wood-fired pizzas, pasta, and other specialties. Check out Regent Street and even grab a drink at Fireside On Regent!

Johnny Slice | 12 West 300 South – A casual hang out spot that serves pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and even beer and wine.

Lake Effect | 155 West 200 South – A charming and rustic spot to socialize, offering craft cocktails and wide array of food options.

Stanza Italian Bistro and Wine Bar | 454 East 300 South – Although technically the former Faustina Restaurant, Stanza has risen as a beautifully modern space, with a fresh twist on Italian cuisine.

White Horse Spirits and Kitchen | 325 South Main Street – Modern, yet rustic digs with wide selection of spirits as well as excellent burgers and appetizers.

Opening Soon:

Bagels and Greens | 170 South Main Street – A popular Utah establishment has finally made its way downtown! The anticipated opening is slated for Fall of 2017.

Dave and Busters | The Gateway – Do you like sports, arcade games, and the friendly bar atmosphere? Then Dave & Buster’s is the place for you. Offering drinks and good bar eats, D&B should be your next destination to visit at The Gateway.

Rib and Chop House | 140 South 300 West – Casual eatery offering premium steaks, fresh seafood, and award-winning baby back ribs.

Vivint Smart Home Arena | 301 West South Temple – Vivint Smart Home Arena, opening after renovations Fall 2017, will feature a number of Utah eateries including (but not limited to): R&R BBQ, Cubby’s, Maxwell’s, El Chubasco, J Dawg’s, Cupbop, Hire’s Big H, and Zao Asian Café.

2016 Openings:

Apollo Burger | 370 South Main Street – A classic Utah burger chain opened in October of 2016 and is located on the corner of 400 South and Main Street.

HSL Restaurant | 418 East 200 South – An upscale eatery featuring American cuisine, craft cocktails in a chic and contemporary space.

Mollie’s & Ollie’s | 159 South Main Street – Casual new eatery featuring healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options seven days a week. Check out the cool digs on Main Street!

Laan Na Thai | 336 West 300 South – Located north of Pioneer Park, this eatery offers classic Thai cuisine with a modern flare.

Nice To Be Kneaded Massage | 250 East 300 South – Licensed massage therapist specializing in deep tissue, trigger point, prenatal, sports massage, in addition to energy work.

The Bureau | 281 South Weechquootee Place (Gallivan Center) – Professional barber services where classic meets modern, open six days a week.

Uintah Standard | 209 East 300 South – Retail clothing store offering athletic wear, whose mission is to empower the uniqueness of each woman and celebrate natural beauty.

Xpresso | 150 South State Street – A coffee shop serving pastries, bagels, and more. In addition to a regular espresso machine they also feature a French Press for real coffee lovers.

Closures:

Now and Again

SoCo

Lambs (Temporary closure)