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Navigator page 1 1 Move 12 | Map of Downtown 12 | Drink 14 | Nightlife 16 | See Art Galleries 18 | Do Holiday Lights 22 Do EVE 24 | Visit Temple Square 26 | Give HOST 28 | Stay ‘cation 30

My Own Downtown: Kicking It Downtown page 3 4 Why Real Salt Lake Players Love Living in the City Chris Wingert 35 | Luke Mulholland 36 | Aaron Maund 36 | Chris Schuler 38

Urbane Life in the Urban Center page 4 1 Fashion Forward Cool. Crisp. And Cosmopolitan.



First Ladies of Film Celebrate the Art of Film Downtown A Dramatic Development


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Eccles Theater Creates a Groundbreaking Partnership to Support Performing Arts

City Builders Scraping Even Higher Skies




Why Invest in Downtown? page 60 Young Guns Redefining Dining Downtown




Calendar Fall & Winter | page 76 Corner Stones Carolyn Tanner Irish DOWNTOWN





175 E. 400 South, Ste. 600 | Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | 801-359-5118 | downtownslc.org Lane Beattie, President and CEO | Jason Mathis, Executive Director | Kim Angeli, Special Events Director | Kristin Beck, Program Manager Carson Chambers, Farmers Market Assistant Director | Nick Como, Senior Director of Communication and Marketing | Alison Einerson, Winter Market Manager Ryan Mack, Social Media Coordinator | Liz Jackson, Community Outreach Coordinator | Tiia Libin, Grant Writer and Sponsorships Manager Camille Winnie, Community and Business Relations Director | Cameron Arellano, GREENbike Coordinator | Ben Bolte, GREENbike Director Will Becker, GREENbike Manager | Jon Williams, GREENbike Fleet Manager

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If you have time for a hair appointment, nail appointment, or pedicure, you have time for a mammogram. It’s something you should do once a year if you’re over 40, and it could save your life. So make time for your yearly breast cancer screening.

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Creating a Capital City


or many years, the good people of Utah have longed for a great urban center—a place they would be proud to call their capital city. For the past few years, I have felt as if we were on the cusp of greatness. Today something feels different. It feels like the investments, energies and commitment from so many have conspired to create a truly great downtown. Millions of contributions from people, companies and organizations have united to make downtown what it is today. In the Corner Stones section of the magazine, Carolyn Tanner Irish eloquently writes about the “whole network of reciprocal relationships” that makes up our urban center. Some of the best relationships in our lives are forged as we break bread together, and at this moment, downtown is the culinary capital of the state. At the Downtown Alliance, we care a lot about food. In fact, our research says dining out is the single biggest driver of consumers to downtown. This issue of DOWNTOWN the Magazine focuses on our role as Utah’s restaurant epicenter, as Josh Jones explores the evolution of downtown dining in “Young Guns.”


This magazine looks at the cultural contributions of independent film, and collaborations between city and county leaders to support a cultural core, including the building of the Eccles Theater and a vote to reauthorize ZAP (Zoo, Arts & Parks). Downtown would be a very different place without the continued partnership of government leaders who have supported public investment. In many ways, this public investment has also been a catalyst for private money. This edition of DOWNTOWN also explores the role that private developers and construction companies play in shaping the future of our urban center.


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Marcie recently returned to her native Salt Lake City after spending more than a decade as a reporter and editor in New York City, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. She lives downtown where she walks to her job at KUTV 2News, independent film screenings at the Broadway Centre Cinemas, and some of her favorite bars and restaurants, and she can’t imagine calling any other place “home.”

Joshua started writing for Roll Call in Washington, D.C., and now has a monthly food column in QSaltLake. When he’s not cooking, he’s eating; and when he’s not eating, he’s talking about cooking. Josh keeps a day job at Girl Scouts of Utah where he does public relations.

Kelli writes about adventures in food, arts and traveling on RandomActsOfKelliness. com and TheUtahReview. com. She is determined to show the world that there is more to do in Utah besides the mountains, even though they are beautiful. Her travels take her around the world in search of opera, whiskey and a good bowl of ramen.

Fifteen years ago, native Michigander Melissa drove across the United States to spend “just one winter” in Utah. Now, with a husband, mortgage and two wonderful kids later, she can’t imagine living anywhere else. Melissa freelance writes for a variety of regional publications and is editor of Park City Magazine.

As a full-time photographer, David is always out and about with his cameras. He’s an absolute fan of SLC and his work is basically a love letter to this city and also to Utah. As a young teenager, he and his dad moved to SLC to pursue their love of skiing, and he’s loved it here since day one. His other passion is mountain biking and you can find him up on the Shoreline Trail.

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Patio Perfect There is something both comforting and cosmopolitan about the patio at Caffé Molise. It is a perfect melding of coziness and urban chic, enveloped in green with the soft sounds of a gurgling fountain and some of the city’s best Italian. More than two decades ago, I remember tasting my first gnocchi on the patio—though I didn’t know how to pronounce it at the time. I’ve loved every bit of every bite of polenta, pappardelle al sugopast or pollo insalate ever since. Caffé Molise is a downtown treasure. —Jason Mathis, Executive Director, Downtown Alliance

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Getting Around PUBLIC TRANSIT You can access most points downtown by hopping on and off TRAX trains, which are also free downtown. EnergySolutions Arena, Main Street, City Creek Center, Library Square and the Intermodal Transportation hub are all located along the line. The new Airport TRAX Line provides a direct transfer from downtown and University of Utah TRAX lines, as well as the FrontRunner rail to the Salt Lake International Airport. Find maps and more info on UTA at rideuta.com.


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PEOPLE POWER The old standby mode of transportation, walking, is equally effective. Main Street is a tree-filled stroll with ample storefronts for passers-by. Main Street travels north and south, and divides the city’s east and west sides. To walk east or west, Broadway (300 South) is a recommended route. Be sure to include off the beaten path blocks, such as Market Street and Pierpont Avenue if you are headed across town, where downtown’s “neighborhood feel” can be found.

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PRIVATE VEHICLE There are many ways to move around downtown SLC. If you’re driving, save some time, hassle and money, and park your car once. From there, take TRAX anywhere within the Free Fare Zone. Remember that parking at on-street meters is limited to two hours, which costs $2 per hour (except on weekends when it’s free). Many offstreet lots and garages, however, are $5 for the whole day. There are literally 10 times the amount of spots off-street compared to metered parking. On-street parking is best used for quick trips of under two hours. Find the best option for you at parkingslc.com.

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry This new bar is a spin-off of its well known sibling Bar X. Where Bar X (155 E. 200 South, barxsaltlake. com) focuses on prohibition-era cocktails, the Beer Bar (151 E. 200 South, beerbarslc.com) takes on the different feel of a German beer garden atmosphere, providing 140 different types of beer, 30 on tap, and 13 various sausages. Prost!

BTG Wine Bar (63 W. 100 South, btgwinebar.com) serves more than 50 wines by the glass in addition to cocktails, beer, a small bites menu and the full menu from Caffé Molise (55 W. 100 South, caffemolise.com). BTG offers a relaxed, grown-up ambiance and can accommodate intimate groups and large crowds.

The Tavernacle (201 E. 300 South, tavernacle.com) offers an upbeat and exciting bar experience every night with either a dueling-piano show or karaoke. Whether you are looking for a fun nightlife experience or a location for celebrating, The Tavernacle is here to help you and your entourage have a good time.







WHISKEY STREET Named after the stretch of road that had been named “Whiskey Street” before being renamed to Main Street in 1906, Whiskey Street (323 S. Main Street, whiskeystreet.com) offers a stylish establishment for downtown executives, urban locals and guests. Here you can enjoy great cocktails, upscale cuisine and listen to great music. 14

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The Off Broadway Theatre The Off Broadway Theatre (272 S. Main Street, theobt.org) has been around for almost 20 years and is home to a theater group known for both its traditional comedic performances and its outrageous parodies. The OBT troupe has presented famous comedies, musicals and plays. But the company has a unique ability to make audiences laugh through humor, mockery, satire, farce, sketch and slapstick with original parodies. The OBT is also the home of Utah’s longest-running improv comedy show, Laughing Stock. Watch comedy unveil in front of your eyes with no script and no rehearsal. Enjoy a night full of fun and laughs at The Off Broadway Theatre.

This multi-level club and bar is a perfect place for a night out with friends. The Hotel & Club Elevate (155 W. 200 South, thehotelelevate.com) offers a restaurant and bar at The Hotel Lobby Bar, a stage and dance floor in Club Elevate, an elegant balcony that overlooks the lower level in The Ballroom, and a fully stocked bar area with live music in The Barrel Room. The Hotel offers a fun night for whatever mood you are in.

Located in The Gateway area, The Complex (536 W. 100 South, thecomplexslc.com) is the home of four top music venues in Salt Lake City: The Grand, Rockwell, Vertigo and The Vibe. All are located within a single 42,000-square-foot building, offering lounge areas and bars. This events center hosts some of the top performers that come to downtown, and all four venues can be used at the same time in a single night. 16

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If you want to Discover your Downtown Hotel Let the Hilton Salt Lake City Center relieve some of the stress with our over-sized and relaxing rooms. In the heart of Downtown visitors can browse museums, galleries or sample endless dining and shopping options. Attend a Broadway musical, enjoy the symphony or experience a planetarium cosmic light show.

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Art and the City Downtown has a big and beautiful art scene that reveals the diversity found all over the city. From stunning architecture to colorful wall murals, Salt Lake City offers a full range of art in view from the streets, yet boasts even more in many galleries that reside within the downtown proper. In these galleries, you can find art from classical, contemporary, western, urban genres and everything in between. Galleries and museums are easily accessible and within walking distance from TRAX.

ART IN UNEXPECTED PLACES Salt Lake City has a diverse art scene that isn’t limited to galleries and museums, but can also be found on a simple stroll or drive through the city. Murals decorate sides of buildings or sculptures might pop up on the sidewalk and giving passersby a glimpse of what makes our city unique.

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Navigator See MOD A-GO-GO Mod a-go-go (242 E. South Temple, modagogo.com) is a blast from the past and houses furniture, gadgets, prints and exhibits that give a feel of “midcentury modern� to accent and create sophisticated and stylish spaces.

UTAH ARTIST HANDS For more than 12 years Utah Artist Hands (163 E. Broadway, utahands.com) has been the premier downtown gallery featuring the artists of Utah. You will find fine art, photography, pottery, glass, wood, jewelry and unique gifts made exclusively by Utah artists and artisans.

HOPE GALLERY Hope Gallery (151 S. Main Street, hopegallery.com) is a fine art gallery that features beautiful and stunning works from primarily old Scandinavian and European masters from the 15th to early 20th centuries.

GALLERY STROLL On the third Friday of every month (or the first Friday in December), galleries and participating businesses stay open late for the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Stroll (gallerystroll.org), providing art enthusiasts and travelers an opportunity to tour the many galleries that Salt Lake has to offer. With nearly 40 participating galleries, you have your pick of genre and location. Pick up a guide at participating locations or online. If you are unable to stroll with the art crowd, most galleries have regular business hours and welcome visitors throughout the year.

UTAH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, utahmoca.org) is an award-winning museum situated next to Abravanel Hall. Its art focuses on contemporary cultural through exhibits, films and presentations. ARCHITECTURE

MODERN WEST FINE ART Modern West Fine Art (177 E. 200 South, modernwestfineart.com) offers imaginative interpretations of western land and people. Far more than eyecatching, their landscapes, portraits, collages, sculptures and traditional textiles offer a mesmerizing gateway and connection with the spirit of the contemporary west.

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URBAN ARTS GALLERY The Urban Arts Gallery (137 S. Rio Grande Street, utaharts.org) is the premier gallery for city-inspired art. It exhibits a broad spectrum of raw street art and fine modern art. Urban Arts Gallery encourages the appreciation of city life, cultural diversity, and diverse art mediums.

Downtown Salt Lake has many buildings that push the boundaries of traditional architecture and create spectacular views and unforgettable locations. The Salt Lake City Main Library (210 E. 400 South, slcpl.org) is one such location and is architecturally unique, a hub for many shops and a go-to location for anyone visiting the city. The library is also the home of art shops and a gallery on Level 4 that has changing exhibits on a regular basis.

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Bright Lights, Holiday Nights The holiday lights of downtown can be experienced aboard the FREE Jingle Bus, which connects Temple Square, City Creek Center and The Gateway. The Winter Market at Rio Grande sells local foods suited for holiday celebrations. Holiday performances at the theater, opera and symphony are all found downtown, along with family pictures with Santa.

JINGLE ALL THE WAY! NOV. 29 THROUGH DEC. 31, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, 5 TO 10 P.M. Launched in 2013 by the Downtown Alliance, the Jingle Bus, decorated in full holiday regalia, complete with caroling— either recorded or perhaps by a more talented random rider—connects City Creek Center to The Gateway, Temple Square and Capitol Theatre. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, the Jingle Bus makes a continuous loop for shoppers, families sightseeing downtown and 20-somethings on a pub crawl. The Jingle Bus begins free service Black Friday and runs through New Year’s Eve. The Jingle Bus is where you meet fun people, chat about which store has the best window display, swap tales of great gift deals and partake in a random Christmas carol. The Jingle Bus personifies the cliché that the journey is the destination. 22

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Navigator Do CITY CREEK CENTER When Santa makes his dramatic landing on Nov. 20, the downtown holiday season begins at City Creek Center (50 S. Main Street, shopcitycreekcenter.com) along with more than 750,000 lights and décor, choreographed holiday fountain with fire shows, and animated storybook lanterns along the creek. As part of the celebration, Macy’s unveils its holiday candy windows at the South Main Street entrance. These displays are made entirely out of candy and reflects downtown and the luster of the season.

THE GATEWAY The Gateway’s Light Up the Night 2014 (400 W. 100 South, shopthegateway.com) happens Nov. 22 and kicks off holiday celebrations. Activities take place on North Rio Grande Street. From early October right up to kick off, installers will undertake the process of putting up close to a million lights to illuminate the holiday season. It takes eight days to install and eight days to take down all the lights, working 12 hours a night.

TEMPLE SQUARE On Friday, Nov. 27, the 10 acres that comprise Temple Square (50 W. North Temple, visittemplesquare.com) will begin to glow for the Christmas season. The lights will be turned on at dusk. All the decorations and lights make this a popular holiday destination. In addition, dozens of concerts and other events—free of charge—take place nearly every afternoon and evening throughout November and December. GALLIVAN CENTER The Gallivan Center (239 S. Main, thegallivancenter.com) begins prepping for the holiday season in August. Crews spend nearly 2,000 hours hanging 200,000 lights. Besides the decorated 60-foot tree in the center of the skating rink, visitors enjoy the lights flashing on the ice. At night, the ice changes color due to overhead lights from hot pink to deep purple, to bright blue, to vivid greens and other vibrant colors. Skating begins in November and lasts into late winter. downtownslc .org

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EVE: Light, Art and Sound Salt Lake’s New Year Celebration—EVE— of light, art and sound transforms downtown into a block-party-meets-gallery-stroll. One pass is all you need to access museums, film screenings, concerts, performances, kids’ activities and art installations. Rated a “Top 10 New Year’s Destination” by Travelocity.com and Bing.com, local families, visiting skiers and partygoers from the region connect in downtown to revel. Explore Off Broadway Theatre, The Leonardo, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and Broadway Cinemas for a wide range of special programming at downtown’s top artistic venues. Plus, bring the family to Temple Square for a myriad of activities, as well as Discovery Gateway and Clark Planetarium for interactive and fun learning experiences at The Gateway. The Salt Palace is the heartbeat of EVE each night as local performing art groups entertain and amaze. BounceTown, HoopDeDoo and BallRoom can provide hours of good, clean fun and exercise for kids and kids at heart. DETAILS: EVEslc.com or EVEslc on Twitter and Facebook.


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THREE DAYS OF FUN DECEMBER 29, 30, 31 EVE can be a great addition to a trip downtown: check out a show before and after dinner, or catch fire dancers or a Pow Wow before hitting Main Street for evening activities with friends. Be sure to catch the New Year’s Eve midnight show in the heart of downtown to ring in the New Year!

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Find your roots in the world’s largest collection of genealogical information. Enjoy the impressive 11-foot marble Christus statue at the North Visitors’ Center.

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Temple Square The most visited attraction in Utah is Temple Square, a meticulously landscaped 10-acre block in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.


The centerpiece is the magnificent Salt Lake Temple, a six-spired granite edifice, which took Mormon pioneers 40 years to complete. The unique domed Tabernacle, built in 1867, is home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Organ recitals are presented daily and the public is invited to choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings and Sunday morning broadcasts of Music and the Spoken Word, which is the longest running continual network radio broadcast in the world. Complimentary tours of Temple Square are offered in over 40 languages. Temple Square includes two visitor centers where people can learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through art galleries and interactive exhibits. The North Visitors’ Center features an 11-foot replica of Thorvaldsen’s Christus statue. Exhibits at the South Visitors’ Center include a scaled model of the Salt Lake Temple, providing a glimpse inside the historic building. In the southwest corner of the Square, is the Assembly Hall which hosts free concerts and recitals on weekends. Historic buildings, libraries, a museum and the Conference Center, along with landscaped open spaces, have been added to the original 10-acre block, creating the 35 acres at Temple Square. Travelers who have layovers at the Salt Lake International Airport can take a free shuttle to Temple Square and take a tour while they are waiting for their next flight. 2


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1. Thorvaldsen’s Christus (North Visitors’ Center) 2. The Salt Lake LDS Temple (Historic Temple Square) 3. Conference Center (60 W. North Temple) 4. Tabernacle and Endowment House (Historic Temple Square) 5. Family History Library (35 N. West Temple, familysearch.org)

A Bird’s Eye View Enjoy a magnificent view from the 26th floor observation deck of the Church Office Building (50 E. North Temple) with the Wasatch Front mountains to the east, the Oquirrh Range to the west and the State Capitol Building to the north. The observation deck is open to the public and free of charge.

Fascinating History Lesson Whether you go for serious research or a brief tour, you are sure to enjoy the Church History Library (15 E. North Temple, churchhistorylibrary. org), which is the repository for historical materials from the beginnings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints to the present day.

One-of-a-kind Experience Across the street north from Temple Square is the 21,000-seat Conference Center (60 W. North Temple), with four acres of gardens and trees covering the roof with a waterfall cascading from the tower down the south facade of the

building. This beautiful and unique building hosts conferences, concerts and other cultural performances.

Discover Your Ancestors Visitors are excited to discover some interesting people—their ancestors—in the Family History Library (35 N. West Temple, familysearch.org), which houses the world’s largest collection of genealogical materials. A trained and willing staff is there to help.

A Grand Legacy The Joseph Smith Memorial Building (15 E. South Temple), the former Hotel Utah, houses a Family Search Center (use computers to find information about your ancestors), and a 500-seat theater showing the film “Joseph Smith, Prophet of the Restoration.” Off the elegant lobby is the Nauvoo Cafe, and on the 10th floor are two restaurants with spectacular views overlooking Temple Square.

Inspiring Humanitarian Efforts A short complimentary van ride takes visitors from Temple Square to Welfare Square and the Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center (lds.org/locations). Welfare Square has a grain elevator, cannery, bakery, milkprocessing plant, thrift store, employment center and a storehouse where goods can be obtained in return for work. From the Humanitarian Center reclaimed clothing, as well as educational and medical material, is shipped worldwide. Vocational rehabilitation is also provided.

VISITOR ACTIVITIES: All venues are free and open to the public. For information, go online to: visittemplesquare.com downtownslc .org

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10 Ways to Help Homeless People One. Resist the urge to give money to panhandlers.

Helping Hands Contact one of these service providers for more information:

Cash contributions to solicitors often enable self-destructive behaviors. Give a hand up, not a hand out.

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Two. Smile.

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Homeless individuals are used to body language and words that chip away at optimism and hope. Civility and politeness can help restore dignity.

Three. Encourage homeless to get help through local providers.

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Food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other services are available every day in our city.

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Four. Get to know what programs are available.

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Many organizations provide daily needs including mental health care, childcare, job training and addiction recovery services.

Five. Give generously to existing service providers. Well-intentioned people sometimes offer food, toiletries or clothing directly to homeless individuals. While it may feel like you are helping, it’s smarter to coordinate with service providers to make sure your donation is targeted and will not go to waste. Six. Volunteer. If you can’t make a financial contribution, or donate canned goods or clothes, you can always give of your time to help. Most service providers rely on volunteers and contributions to help homeless people rebuild their lives.

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Seven. Start a community service project to support providers. Organize a donation drive or put on a fundraiser. Ask service providers about the greatest needs right now and organize your friends, family and neighbors to help support larger community efforts.

Eight. Advocate. Homeless people are not all the same. Some may be mentally ill, struggling with addiction or fleeing a dangerous situation. As you learn more about the causes of homelessness and our community’s efforts, tell elected officials you value programs that reduce poverty and help people in recovery.

Nine. Tell a friend. Pass along your knowledge and compassion. Ten. Involve the police. If you witness a crime or are concerned for someone’s safety, call police dispatch at 801-799-3000. Dial 911 for emergencies.

HELP LINE: Visit slchost.org to make a donation or learn more about local homeless service providers.


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4 Downtown Staycations Stay and Play in the City Center


We do things differently in Salt Lake City, and that’s just the way we are. While most places thrive in the heat, it’s not until the temperature starts to drop that Salt Lake City really heats up. The mountains may be famous for their playtime pursuits but the city is where all the artistic action takes place. Here are four entertainment itineraries downtown to offset your outdoor activities, designed to showcase the artistic side of Utah.

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n October, as the daylight still lingers a bit longer and the weather waxes and wanes from warm days and cool nights, wander through downtown’s art galleries during the monthly Gallery Stroll. The free event happens on the third Friday of every month (except in December when the stroll happens on the first Friday) all year long regardless of rain, shine or snow. Prepare for the evening with light appetizers at Copper Common (111 E. Broadway, facebook.com/pages/



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1. Eva’s Bakery (155 S. Main Street,evasbakeryslc.com) 2. Abravanel Hall (123 W. South Temple,arttix.org) 3. The Green Pig Downtown Pub & Grill (31 E. 400 South, thegreenpigpub.com) 4. Hotel Monaco (15 W. 200 South, monaco-saltlakecity.com) 5. Pallet (237 S. 400 West, eatpallet.com) 6. Bistro 222 (222 S. Main Street, bistro-222.com) 7. Copper Common (111 E. 300 South, facebook.com/pages/copper-common)

copper-common), like half-priced oysters (before 6 p.m. daily) and savory-sweet, honey-drizzled lardo, then wander through the participating galleries nibbling snacks and listening to the live bands often stationed along the way. Stop for pizza and pasta at the recently renovated Stoneground Kitchen (249 E. 400 South, stonegroundslc.com), with a perfect view of the city’s Main Library (210 E. 400 South, slcpl.com)—a work of art in itself. End the evening with beers at The Green Pig Pub (31 E. 400 South, thegreenpigpub.com); if the weather is warm enough, sit on their second-story patio under the heat lamps to admire the architecture of the City & County Building and the Courthouse.

2. Shop by Day, Symphony by Night


hen November hits, get ahead of the game by doing holiday shopping early, since it’s inevitable that stores will already be decked out in ornamented trees and playing holiday songs on repeat. Spend a day shopping at City Creek Center (50 S. Main Street, shopcitycreekcenter.com), making necessary fuel stops at the food court’s outpost of Red Iguana, called Taste of Red Iguana (28 S. State Street, tasteofrediguana. downtownslc .org

com), one of Utah’s most famous Mexican restaurants known for their outstanding molé. Take a break at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, utahmoca.org) to wander the aisles of beauty without feeling pressure to purchase anything, then take TRAX to The Gateway (400 W. 100 South, shopthegateway.com) to finish up your shopping list. Afterwards, have a dinner full of artistic small plates in the creative atmosphere of Pallet (237 S. 400 West, eatpallet.com), before heading back to Abravanel Hall (123 W. South Temple) (on TRAX of course, since it’s all within the Free Fare Zone) to give your eyes a break and let your ears do the work listening to the Utah Symphony (utahsymphony.org). Let the soothing sounds of Bartók, Mahler and Dvorák—all being performed in November—be the finale to a fantastic day downtown.

3. ’Tis the Destination This Season


y the time December rolls around, reward yourself for having your holiday shopping marked off the todo list with a staycation downtown to experience all the holiday festivities. Stay at the Hotel Monaco (15 W. 200 South, monaco-saltlakecity.com), located within the heart downtown the magazine


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of the city. Start the day with a fresh cup of syphonbrewed coffee at Caffé D’bolla (249 E. 400 South, caffedbolla.com), named one of Zagat’s 50 must-try coffee shops in the country. Once you’re nice and warm, it’s time for ice skating at the Gallivan Center (239 S. Main Street, thegallivancenter.com). When your toes get numb, cure the cold with sweets from Eva’s Bakery (155 S. Main Street, evabakeryslc.com) down the street, where French pastries are the specialty, before heading back to the hotel for a costume change in time for the Hotel Monaco’s complimentary wine hour. For dinner, have contemporary New American dishes in a modern setting next door at Bistro 222 (222 S. Main Street, bistro-222. com), with a perfect view of bustling Main Street.

Marriott (220 S. State Street, marriott.com) indulging in food and arts. Begin the evening with Mediterranean small plates at the romantic Martine Café (22 E. 100 South, martinecafe.com). Let the Utah Opera (utahopera.org) provide the night’s entertainment at Capitol Theatre (50 W. 200 South, arttix.org), where the original dramas are portrayed in vocal form on stage. Don’t be intimidated by the language barrier; English subtitles are projected above the stage. Once the curtain falls, pretend like you’re living a real-life mystery with drinks at the speakeasy bar, The Rest, located underneath the tiny tavern, The Bodega (331 S. Main Street, bodega331.com). The semi-secret bar serves creatively handcrafted cocktails worth seeking out.

Then walk to Capitol Theatre for Ballet West’s (balletwest.org) traditional portrayal of The Nutcracker, sure to put any Scrooge in the holiday spirit. Finish the evening with a nightcap at the Hotel Monaco’s swanky bank-themed bar, The Vault (bambara-slc. com). The next morning, have brunch at Caffé Molise (55 W. 100 South, caffemolise.com), where you can admire the work of local artists that adorn the restaurant walls over plates of Italian brunch, like polenta eggs benedict and, if you’re lucky, watch it snow on the restaurant’s beautiful patio in time for a white Christmas.

The next morning, have brunch at Eva’s Bakery (155 S. Main Street, evasbakeryslc.com), then spend the day seeing Sundance movies without the celebrityobsessed Park City crowd at the Broadway Centre Cinemas (111 E. Broadway, saltlakefilmsociety. org). If Sundance isn’t your scene, check out the repertoire at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. Broadway, arttix.org), home to a various schedule of plays, music competitions, dance performances and off-Broadway musicals. Stop for a casual lunch at Spitz (35 E. Broadway, spitzslc.com) for doner kebab, a Turkish sandwich full of roasted meat, or From Scratch (62 E. Gallivan Ave., fromscratchslc.com) for pizzas made with their in-house Austrian flourmill.I

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Real Salt Lake teammates (left to right): Aaron Maund, Chris Schuler, Luke Mulholland and Chris Wingert take a break downtown at Beer Bar.

Kicking It Downtown Why Real Salt Lake Players Love Living in the City


sk any member of the Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer team and they’ll tell you the squad is tight, both on and off the field. Teammates often get together to catch a movie, hang out with their families at a park or have a beer at one of the city’s many watering holes. One thing dividing this chummy bunch, however, is where they choose to hang their hat. “Most of the players with families live in Sugar House whereas the guys who are single prefer downtown,” says Chris Wingert, who just finished his eighth season with RSL and is the team’s longest tenured field player. 34

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It’s easy to see why. Boston, St. Louis, Los Angeles, London and New York City are just a few of the locales where these elite athletes grew up, went to school and started their careers, giving them an obvious penchant for the energy, events and efficiency afforded by living in downtown Salt Lake City proper. And while most had preconceived notions of what living in Utah would be like prior to being drafted by or traded to the Real, after just a short stint in the Beehive State’s capital city made them realize that old adage: you can’t judge a book by its cover. fall / winter 2014

Chris Wingert N O. 17 : : D E F E N D E R Wingert’s love for the mountains (“I grew up skiing in Vermont at Okemo, Stratton and Killington,” he says) drew him to Park City after he was traded to the Real in 2007. But then a couple of years ago, intrigued by the completion of City Creek Center, the Long Island, New York-native decided to rent out his Park City home and move downtown. “I had originally planned to rent a place. But then I saw the City Creek condos and decided to buy,” he says. Almost immediately he was blown away by how much downtown Salt Lake had evolved since he’d first moved here almost seven years ago. “I played for the Colorado Rapids and lived in Denver prior to joining the Real, and one of the biggest differences I noticed between Denver and Salt Lake City is how many more young professionals lived in downtown Denver than in Salt Lake. But now that’s really changed. Downtown Salt Lake City has a much younger vibe and is getting more and more diverse,” he says. Since he’s contractually obliged to avoid the high-adrenaline sports he loves like skiing and mountain biking, Wingert has instead taken up golf and regularly plays the many courses in and around downtown. He also loves how walkable Salt Lake City has become, making it easy to access restaurants, theaters and the market without having to get into his car. “It’s been a great move. I love the building I’m in and there’s great access to restaurants and the Harmons grocery store; very convenient for a single guy like me,” he says.

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Luke Mulholland N O. 1 9 : : M I D FI E L D E R Salt Lake’s incredible scenery is what’s impressed Real newcomer Luke Mulholland, drafted from the Tampa Bay Rowdies in January 2014. “I’d thought of Utah as all desert before. The mountains are really green and lovely here, especially in the spring,” he says. Some of Mulholland’s favorite haunts include 11th Avenue Park (“I love how you can overlook the whole city from up there,” he says). And being from Preston, England, downtown’s array of pubs, including Dick N’ Dixie’s, the Beer Bar, Bar X, Gracie’s and Whiskey Street, hold particular appeal to him as well. “My first impressions are that Salt Lake is a very clean, mellow city,” he says. “I’ve really liked doing things this summer like going to the Twilight Concerts and am looking forward to getting to know it better this fall and winter.”

Aaron Maund N O. 4 : : D E F E N D E R Salt Lake City’s tight knit nature is what appeals to Real Defender Aaron Maund, who’s been with the soccer club since 2013. “I love it how wherever you go in Salt Lake City chances are good you’ll run into someone you know,” he says. Though he splits his time between Salt Lake City and Boston (his hometown), running in Liberty Park, fly fishing in the mountains, going to breakfast with his teammates at the Park Cafe or taking in a movie at The Gateway are among the ways Maund likes to spend his free time during the season. “I really like how there are lots of things to do outside that are really close to downtown,” he says. Maund also appreciates how cycling-friendly Salt Lake City is, and has been known to use the city’s GREENbike system to ride to the Beer Bar for a bratwurst or to Gracie’s for dinner on the patio.

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Chris Schuler N O. 2 8 : : D E F E N D E R Real Defender Chris Schuler’s affection for downtown Salt Lake began the moment he saw the city’s skyline framed against the Wasatch Range. “I remember the first time I flew in here and being surprised by how much bigger Salt Lake was than what I had thought, with more interesting architecture than what I’d expected, too. It actually reminded me a lot of Chicago or St. Louis, where I’m from,” Schuler says. “And I couldn’t believe how close the mountains are to the city.” Schuler’s been with Real since 2010, and earlier this year moved from more suburban digs to the Washington Square Park area. “I have a front row seat to downtown events now,” he says. When not playing or training, Schuler enjoys taking his dog for walks in Memory Grove Park or strolling across the street from his condo to Cannella’s for dinner. “And one of my favorite places that feels something like a hidden gem to me is going to Gourmandise Bakery for pastries,” he says. But like many Salt Lakers, getting outside is what makes living in Salt Lake special to Schuler. He used a rare two sequential days off over last Fourth of July weekend to go camping in the mountains above Bountiful with friends. “We fly fished, hiked and had a great time,” he says. “There’s no way you could feel that off the grid so quickly in any of the other cities I’ve lived in.”I


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november 2014 A ghostly tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness from beyond the grave.

december 2014 The ultimate enchanted holiday classic.

february 2015 Tchaikovsky’s riveting story of a princess turned swan by an evil sorcerer.

april 2015 A magic carpet ride of fantasy and romance for the whole family.

april 2015 A dazzling triple bill that has something for everyone.

may 2015 Fresh and daring new works by some of Ballet West’s most exciting dancers.

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Urbane Life in the Urban Center


or many current and future downtown residents, Salt Lake City’s allure is the combination of big city amenities with a small town feel.

Walking down the Main Street of Utah’s capital city on a sunny afternoon, the experience is more akin to living in a village where everybody knows your name. People stop to socialize, meet new friends and get business done. A majestic omnipresent alpine setting enhances the convivial atmosphere with mountain views down every street. Combined with easy and free public transit on TRAX, dynamic new dining and shopping options, and a burgeoning nightlife scene, there’s little wonder why downtown is in the midst of a residential boom, unlike anything Salt Lake City has seen in decades. The most prominent and prestigious address downtown is City Creek Living (citycreekliving.

com), a global model for mixed-use development that flanks the region’s premier shopping destination at City Creek Center. Condos at the Regent, 99 West and Richard’s Court offers the most well-appointed urban options and striking views in every direction. Located in the heart of downtown’s cultural and retail district, the project is flanked by Harmons Grocery (harmonsgrocery.com), theaters, museums, the Salt Palace Convention Center, downtown dining options, Abravanel Hall and Temple Square. But downtown living is more than just a single awardwinning development like City Creek. The number of downtown residential properties has increased significantly over the past few years with open lofts, luxury apartments and affordable single-family options opening in and around downtown.


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Broadway Park Lofts Loft living is a quintessential urban experience. Broadway Park Lofts (360 W. 300 South, clearwaterhomesutah.com) are the epitome of city lifestyle with spiral stairs leading to bedrooms, balconies and rooftop gardens overlooking Pioneer Park. A communal courtyard, four-story waterfall and garage door walls that open to large community spaces let you literally invite the city into your living room for a drink or dinner. The lofts are encircled with a unique blend of boutique shops and cafes, including Bruges Waffles (336 W. 300 South, brugeswaffles. com), Tony Caputo’s Deli (314 W. 300 South, caputosdeli.com) Aquarius Fish Market (314 W. 300 South, aquariusfish.com), Carlucci’s Bakery (314 W. 300 South, carluccisbakery.com), Ekamai Thai (336 W. 300 South, ekamaithai. com) and Bingham Cyclery (336 W. 300 South, binghamcyclery.com). The Broadway Park Lofts are urban living with youthful style.

Liberty Gateway A cornerstone of the burgeoning Depot District, Liberty Gateway (50 S. 500 West, coyboy.us/libertygateway) offers a more classic home feel in the heart of West Downtown. Directly across the street from The Gateway (400 W. 100 South, shopthegateway.com), these apartment homes include elegant sitting rooms, a fitness club, hot tub and Internet café. Liberty Gateway is adjacent to retail, restaurants, residential services, EnergySolutions Arena, (301 W. South Temple, energysolutionsareana. com) and the amenities of The Gateway, including the Clark Planetarium (110 S. 400 West, clarkplanetarium. org) and Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum (444 W. 100 South, childmuseum.org).I 42

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Fashion Forward Cool. Crisp. And Cosmopolitan. Fall fashion steps forward with clean lines, muted hues, understated class and just that right pop of color.

Night Watch TARA: Closed denim pants, Vince blouse, illia leather jacket, Loeffler Randall shoes, Jimmy Choo bag (model’s own rings/ earrings). AARON: Ben Sherman jacket and shirt, AG Adriano Goldschmied slim khaki. JOHN: Ben Sherman jacket, Rag & Bone shirt, AG Adriano Goldschmied denim, Breitling watch. 44 downtown the magazine

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Touch of Class TARA: Nicole Miller dress, Jimmy Choo shoes (model’s own earrings). AARON: John Varvatos shirt, Ben Sherman jacket, AG Adriano Goldschmied slim khaki. Burberry watch. JOHN: Rag & Bone shirt, Levis denim shirt, Breitling watch.

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Day Outing TARA: Helmut Lang dress, Alex & Ani, Swarovski bracelet, Porsche Design bag (model’s own rings/ earrings). JOHN: AG Adriano Goldschmied denim, RVCA shirt, Porsche Design jacket, Burberry watch. AARON: RVCA denim, Porsch Design shirt, bag and sunglasses.

In the Bag TARA: Anthropology skirt, Vince blouse, Christian Louboutin shoes, Chanel bag, Michael Kors bracelets (model’s own rings/earrings). JOHN: AG Adriano Goldschmied denim, RVCA shirt, Breitling watch (model’s own shoes). AARON: Ben Sherman sweater, RVCA denim, Burberry watch (model’s own shoes).

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Come and Experience the New Look of Salt Lake’s Home of Independent Film Broadway Centre Cinemas • beautiful new lobby • expanded concessions counter • improved restrooms • online ticket sales

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First Ladies of Film Celebrate the Art of Film Downtown


n any given night, every day of the year, the theaters and outdoor venues of downtown Salt Lake City draw audiences that include locals coasting in on bikes, commuters riding FrontRunner from Ogden and families taking TRAX from across the valley.

Lakers love film. For an urban center of its size, downtown Salt Lake City claims bragging rights as a home base for not just one, but three, film-centric organizations dedicated to showcasing the best of independent film and growing the next generation of film lovers.

In the summertime, throngs of film lovers haul blankets and picnic baskets to lounge on the Gallivan Center lawn for the Utah Film Center’s free outdoor screenings, and in the spring, they’ll pile into the Broadway Centre Cinema for the Czech That Film Tour and mingle with Oscarnominated filmmakers spotlighting the breadth of work created in the Eastern European country. These packed events make one thing clear: Salt

“Utah is known for its independent film, in part because Robert Redford and Sundance put us on the map,” says Kasandra VerBrugghen, executive director at Spy Hop (spyhop.org), which mentors youth and helps them tell stories through film and other digital media arts. “We support the independent and documentary film world, and each of [the film organizations downtown] are fulfilling our own niche in the ecology of independent film.”

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Festival Circuit Film festival season never ends in downtown Salt Lake City, with film organizations curating, creating and screening independent films all year. Just a few highlights: NOVEMBER The product of Spy Hop’s year-long film class, PitchNic (spyhop.org) features 20-minute films written, shot and edited by teams of creative teens. The films have played at 30 festivals internationally, including Sundance and the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Spy Hop filmmakers also showcase 5-minute documentary shorts during the Reel Stories premiere in July. MARCH Tumbleweeds, the Utah Film Center’s (utahfilmcenter.org) film fest for youth, is celebrating its fifth year. The wide range of kid-friendly films, from foreign to documentary, help grow the next generation of film lovers. APRIL Check out the Czech That Film Tour (czechthatfilm.com) on its Utah stop at the Broadway Centre Cinema. The festival, along with the Salt Lake Film Center, brings the best from Czech filmmakers, including screenings, a visiting director and collaborative events with the Czech Consulate. MAY Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Mexican Film Tour (saltlakefilmsociety. org), hosted by the Salt Lake Film Society and screened at the Broadway. The 2014 kick-off event brought a famed wrestler to the red carpet, mask and all. JULY Wear whatever footwear you wish to the Utah Film Center’s annual Damn These Heels! (utahfilmcenter.org). Explore LGBT issues, from political to comingof-age stories, through independent, documentary and foreign feature-length films and short films. —Marcie Young Cancio


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“Spy Hop is a safe place for young people to express themselves, [and] we are deliberate in the values we hold: community, transformation, empowerment.” —Kasandra VerBrugghen Executive Director, Spy Hop

The trifecta covers the independent film world from just about every angle. The Utah Film Center (utahfilmcenter.org), founded by Geralyn Dreyfous more than 12 years ago and led by Executive Director Holly Yocom, focuses on offering free—or nearly free—film with an eye on high-quality, social impact content. “We’re filling the void by looking at what’s cutting edge, what people don’t have access to and how we can put another spin on it,” Yocom says, highlighting the center’s Tumbleweeds Festival geared toward youth and the Damn These Heels! Film Festival, which focuses on LGBT issues. The Salt Lake Film Society (saltlakefilmsociety.org), entering its 14th year, brings locally-grown, art house cinema to the community through screenings and festivals at the six-screen Broadway Centre Cinema downtown. “Other cities are looking to us to see how they can be successful,” says SLFS Executive Director Tori Baker, noting programming also includes broad community partnerships, the Utah Screenwriters’ Project and a rental library spanning the best of independent film. “We’re very robust with our content [and] exhibit, curate and bring the historic from the landscape of cinema. We’re here to make sure our programs are diverse and touch lives.” Spy Hop programming, meanwhile, caters to building the next generation of artists in digital media through the power of youth

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“The population shifting has been influential in our success. The more people who live downtown, the more robust we can be in our programming.”

“Our mission is to build audiences, create conversation and educate people. To do that, people have to have access to film in every community.”

—Tori Baker Executive Director Salt Lake Film Society

—Holly Yocom Executive Director Utah Film Center

storytelling. “Spy Hop produces artists,” VerBrugghen says of the program, which launched 15 years ago with a film and now includes instruction in radio, music, computer animation, game design and audio engineering. “Spy Hop is a safe place for young people to express themselves, [and] we are deliberate in the values we hold: community, transformation, empowerment.” And as downtown grows, these organizations play a key role in promoting and elevating the urban center as a dynamic place to live, work and play. “Salt Lake City has a rich arts community, and we’re part of this cultural core,” VerBrugghen says. “We’re bringing to the community innovation and we contribute to the cultural landscape. That’s appealing to the people who want to be part of it.” Though the bulk of programming and education comes out of the heart of downtown, all three organizations have expanded beyond the urban center. The Utah Film Center notably partnered with the Sundance Institute in 2014 to curate films for Sundance Kids during the fest and has expanded screenings to theaters in West Jordan, Orem, Ogden, Price and Moab through its traveling program.

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“Our mission is to build audiences, create conversation and educate people,” Yocom says. “To do that, people have to have access to film in every community.” Spy Hop, too, has reached well beyond the center’s walls on the west side of town, working with students from schools across the Wasatch Front and running filmmaking programs from the Salt Lake Valley juvenile detention center. The Salt Lake Film Society’s iconic Tower Theatre in the 9th & 9th neighborhood features a broadly curated film library, and as the state’s oldest movie theater still in operation, serves as a landmark for independent film in Utah. Still, Baker says, there’s a certain intimacy associated with film downtown, where people gather in bars and restaurants to discuss the movies they’ve just left, and this contributes to a dynamic cultural environment. And that, she notes, is only going to become more common as more people move downtown and seek diverse cultural opportunities in their backyard. “The population shifting has been influential in our success,” she says. “The more people who live downtown, the more robust we can be in our programming.” I

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A Dramatic Development Eccles Theater Creates a Groundbreaking Partnership to Support Performing Arts


t is still nearly two years until the first curtain rises on the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, a signature project of the 2007 Downtown Rising vision. But for many throughout Utah, June 3, 2014—the day dignitaries and donors turned the first shovelfuls of dirt at the theater’s Main Street building site—held all the excitement, anticipation and realization of the prototypical opening night. “The Eccles Theater is a premiere cultural and entertainment venue unlike anything in Salt Lake City’s history. It will dramatically enhance the experience of living, working and visiting downtown for generations to come,” says Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, whose leadership initiated the planning and development of this new venue. When complete, the 185,000-square-foot theater building


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will feature a variety of spaces that augment downtown’s inventory of arts, cultural and entertainment offerings. The urban and architectural design includes both Main Street and Regent Street, and is programmed to provide day and night attractions. The facility’s centerpiece is a 2,500-seat, state-of-the art performance hall that will host touring Broadway productions, headline music and comedy, and performances by local arts organizations. A “black box” theater for jazz, cabaret, dance and smaller contemporary performances will face Regent Street and activate that block anew. A public plaza on Regent Street connects to Main Street via a new mid-block walkway. And once completed (slated for spring 2016), management of the new theater has been entrusted to Salt Lake County’s Center for the Arts Division (CFA) fall / winter 2014


(slccfa.org), the longtime operator of other CFA facilities including Abravanel Hall, the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and the Capitol Theatre.

Groundbreaking Collaboration “This theater was a long time coming and represents unprecedented cooperation and collaboration between Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County governments,” says Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. “It will be vital and a very complimentary component of Salt Lake City’s already vibrant performing arts community.” The groundbreaking collaboration between Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County is a process of bringing together the highlights of what each public entity does best. Salt Lake City—which hosts the Twilight Concerts, events and activities at the Gallivan Center, the Living Traditions Festival—is developing plans for public activities and programming indoors and outdoors at the venue. Salt Lake County will manage and promote the major performance events and operate the facility on a daily basis. The legacy organizations housed in CFA umbrella theaters have not only thrived under CFA management and support, but were likely shielded from the effects of the recent economic downturn that shuttered many similar arts organizations elsewhere in the country. This partnership leverages the resources of city and county governments. Centralized management under the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts also offers a number of efficiencies, including downtownslc .org

the ability to avoid booking the new theater in conflict with other local performances and access to a centralized ticketing system through ArtTix (arttix.org). Savings that CFA Division Director Phil Jordan says improves the CFA’s ability to not only reinvest in the venues and programming, but translates into cost savings for patrons as well. “ArtTix will be ticketless within the next few years, a service that would likely take much longer if all these venues were managed separately.” “Managing these incredible arts facilities under one umbrella provides a level of thoughtful programming that lifts the whole. Our overarching goal with the addition of this new theater is that everyone will be successful,” says Erin Litvack, Salt Lake County community services division director.

A Stronger Economy Through Art The new theater is far from a stand-alone project. The Eccles Theater will be a catalyst for new activity that will spur an expansion of business and residential development in the heart of downtown. It will enhance property values, and the livability of downtown, and create a live-work-play environment that goes well beyond the 9-to-5 experience. “The downtown theater has already generated substantial private investment in the area, with the concurrent in the heart of downtown. It will enhance property values, and the livability of downtown, and create a live-work-play downtown the magazine


environment that goes well beyond the 9-to-5 experience.

How Can You Help? Voters ask to renew ZAP program In November, Salt Lake County voters will be asked to renew the long-running Zoo Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program (slco.org/zap), a sales tax-based funding mechanism supporting more than 30 parks, trails and recreational facilities, as well as 160 arts, culture and zoological organizations across Salt Lake County. “If approved by the voters, we’re hoping to use part of the ZAP funds to make some capital improvements to rec centers and performance venues throughout the county. And ZAP, of course, will remain the backbone of our arts offerings,” says Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. ZAP works like this: When consumers pay sales tax in Salt Lake County, a portion (one penny for every $10 spent) goes into the ZAP fund. It’s estimated that more than 3.8 million people receive free admission to arts and cultural events and venues through ZAP funding every year. Additionally, organizations receiving ZAP funds impact the local economy in a very positive way, contributing more than 2,000 jobs and generating $67 million in spending every year. Salt Lake County voters have approved renewal of the ZAP Program twice since it was introduced in 1996; the 2004 ZAP proposal was approved by 71 percent of voters. “The ZAP Program is an example of how government can disperse resources in a very focused way to provide a benefit enjoyed by many,” McAdams says. —Melissa Fields


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“The downtown theater has already generated substantial private investment in the area, with the concurrent development of the new 28-story, 450,000-square-foot office tower on the adjoining site [at Main Street and 100 South],” says Jeffrey Berke, senior VP of operations and marketing at Garfield Traub Swisher Development, which is overseeing construction and operation of the venue. “The coordinated development and construction effort is creating two complementary and interrelated structures. The significance of these two buildings will change the face of Main Street and will induce additional development of restaurants, retail and housing in the area.” According to Berke, “Salt Lake City is consistently recognized as one of the most creative cities in America today. Cities that cultivate, attract and retain a high population of creative people are the cultural and economic winners. Creativity in every field—the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship— is the surest predictor of urban sustainability and livability.” With the new Eccles Theater, and other areas of support, Salt Lake City and County are maximizing the city’s potential for continued growth and national leadership.

A Rising Tide “From the beginning, we’ve wanted to ensure that the exciting new programming offered at the new theater enhances the great event schedules at the other performing arts facilities found in downtown Salt Lake City, and CFA is uniquely positioned to play that role,” says Art Raymond, deputy director of communications for Mayor Ralph Becker. This “high tide floats all ships” philosophy is shared by County Mayor McAdams, who says the new theater will serve as a cornerstone to raise awareness for all the arts offerings in what’s been dubbed downtown Salt Lake City’s cultural core.

“My first Broadway-level experience was seeing Les Miserables at the Capitol Theatre in 1991. Though I was aware of the Utah Symphony before then, it wasn’t until I heard the music of Les Mis played live that I considered going to see the symphony perform. With the new theater, we have a chance to capture those audiences from across the Intermountain West who previously went to Las Vegas or Denver or even Chicago to see Broadway shows, and expose them to all of downtown’s arts and cultural offerings,” McAdams says. The CFA will build on a multi-decade relationship with MagicSpace Entertainment (magicspace.net)— known locally as Broadway Across America-Utah—to program the new theater. MagicSpace COO Steve Boulay says the new theater will allow growth and fulfill a demand that’s existed in Utah for many, many years. “The first long-run, gigantic touring Broadway show we brought here was Phantom of the Opera in the late 1990s,” Boulay says. “We sold 215,000 tickets for that show, which to this day is the most tickets sold for an event in the state’s history.” Though claims have been made that the new theater could drain audiences from other CFA and private sector venues, in the more than 30 years Boulay has presented and produced shows in markets across the country similar to Salt Lake City, he’s witnessed exactly the opposite. “In places like Denver, San Diego, Sacramento and now Salt Lake City, performing arts theaters that are the most successful are the ones built nearby one another. Co-location is the same logic automobile dealers and shoe stores utilize. If somebody is thinking about buying a car then why not give him or her one place to find a lot of cars? To grow participation in the arts, the best thing we all can do is to get people into all of our theaters any way we can and then, when they realize how easy it is to get downtown, to park, eat at one of our dozens of wonderful restaurants and then see a great show, they’ll want to come back and see something else.”I

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12–13 Mahler’s Symphony No. 1

11–19 Puccini’s Madame Butterfly

19-20 Bronfman Plays Brahms

24–25 Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7

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City Builders Scraping Even Higher Skies


owntown has been rising, literally and figuratively, for the past few years and, according to industry insiders and construction experts, prospects for the future look even better. Salt Lake City hardly missed a beat during the economic slowdown, thanks to large-scale public and private projects like City Creek, Salt Lake City’s Public Safety Building, 222 South Main, and renovations of historic buildings including O.C. Tanner Jewelers on State Street and Neumont University on Main. Driving all this growth: significant investments—but not just the financial kind. “The great thing about this city is we have a whole community interested in having a vibrant downtown,” says John Dahlstrom, executive vice president of Wasatch Commercial Management (wasatchmanagement.com). He says there are many reasons why Utahns are investing in the region’s urban center, including Salt Lake City’s role as the state capital, and its role as the center ofbusiness, finance, culture and politics for the entire region. What also fuels the investment is the decision by many national companies to place their regional headquarters


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downtown, including Fidelity Investments, Disney, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo. There’s no doubt that a beautiful new building or renovated icon draws a crowd, but the magnetic energy of a downtown is what keeps people coming back. Developers say it comes down to the unique experiences an urban center can offer that a suburban office park or rural community just can’t match. Salt Lake City’s downtown has office space, traditional retail and national restaurant chains like many outlying communities. But it includes much more. Distinctive dining, one-off shops and cultural amenities all add to the mix. And the vibrancy of city streets and concentration of smart, capable minds all located in close proximity creates opportunities for synergy that can’t be found in more sterile environs. The dynamic elements of a bustling city can be especially attractive to people who grew up in more suburban communities. “You can live out in Sandy, South Jordan or Davis County, but ultimately everyone cares about what happens in downtown,” says Matt Rich, vice president of Jacobsen Construction (jascobsenconstruction. com), “People travel from those places to our downtown fall / winter 2014

when there is a destination that offers something unique. You don’t just do things when you’re downtown anymore; you go downtown to do things.” Jake Boyer, president and CEO of the Boyer Company (boyercompany.com) says his company initially built The Gateway (shopthegateway.com) to attract people back downtown after a long slow exodus to the suburbs. “People no longer had a reason to go downtown, so one purpose of The Gateway was to bring tenants that had not yet landed in Utah to our state.” Brands like Urban Outfitters, Abercrombie and Fitch and Apple made downtown a destination for shopping again, and showcased downtown as the place to be for retail shopping. For many, it showcased downtown as a viable option to live and work as well. The construction of The Gateway in 2001 and hosting the Winter Olympics in 2002, were significant turning points in downtown’s history. The opening of City Creek Center and City Creek Living established yet another extraordinary milestone in downtown’s development, and encouraged additional development from other retailers, residential developers and office building owners. The current renaissance of construction from the Broadway Park Lofts and other residential projects around Pioneer Park, to Boyer’s 101 Tower and the construction of 111 South Main, and the George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Theater on Main Street are ushering the next phase of downtown’s story. “The new generation wants the experience of living downtown,” says Rob Moore, president of Big D Construction (big-d.com). Moore’s statement is backed up by the research from the Downtown Alliance that shows that 41 percent of Utahns between the ages of 18 and 24 want to live in the urban heart of Utah’s capital city. Drawn by the lifestyle that lets millennials live, work and play all in the same area, and often without a car—a lifestyle common in larger cities and now available to Utahns as well.

Doing Business Downtown “Right now, Salt Lake is seen on a national level as a great place to do business,” says John Dahlstrom, executive vice president of Wasatch Commercial Management. “People are seeing that the infrastructure and the laws and the other aspects of our community allow them to be successful in business.” That’s perhaps most evident with Goldman Sachs’ recent announcement that it will expand its Salt Lake City office. Significant relocations and expansions like Goldman’s and others are proof that Salt Lake City is the place to be for businesses. “We’re seeing more and more corporate users look to come downtown whereas in the past they’ve only considered the suburbs,” says Jake Boyer, president and CEO of the Boyer Company. “Now they’re considering downtown.”

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“We’re creating a flywheel effect of momentum. I think we’re on the cusp of something that will be great for many, many years to come.” —Matt Rich Vice President Jacobsen Construction

“We know that Millennials typically like the [downtown] style of living. It’s been a big paradigm shift in the country over the last 10-15 years. … That’s going to be the trend, and you’re going to see it explode.” —Troy Thompson Vice President Okland Construction

“People coming to enjoy this downtown, this vibrance and going back all over the country saying, ‘I learned some things about downtown Salt Lake that I never knew existed.’ … It continues to send the message that Salt Lake is to be reckoned with.” —Alan Rindlisbacher Director of Marketing Layton Construction

“It’s pretty remarkable that, in terms of critical mass, Goldman is No. 1 New York City, No. 2 London, No. 3 Bangalore, No. 4 Salt Lake City. It’s a pretty remarkable statement on the face of it that SLC is included on the list with three of the biggest cities in the world.” —Matt Baldwin Director City Creek Reserve

“There’s something still romantic about Main Street. The fabric of our history is still there, more than anywhere else in Utah. … That’s the thing about Main Street: It’s the one street where you get the shiny new buildings, but you still get that piece of history.” —Vasilios Priskos Principal Broker & Founder InterNet Properties

At a recent sit-down, representatives from the commercial building and real estate industries met to discuss the Downtown Rising initative, including (left to right): John Dahlstrom, Wasatch Commerical Management; Matt Rich, Jacobsen Construction; Rob Moore, Big-D Construction; Matt Baldwin, City Creek Reserve; Jake Boyer, Boyer Companies; Vasilios Priskos, InterNet Properties; Troy Thompson, Okland Construction; and Alan Rindlisbacher, Layton Construction.

and multinational corporations housing significant chunks of their workforces in Salt Lake City. Along with that, expect an increase in residential space to accommodate new workers. Expect this next generation to have a significant impact on downtown’s continued growth. Residential construction is going to be a major factor in Salt Lake City’s future, says Vasilios Priskos, principal broker and founder of InterNet Properties (iproperties.com). “I expect to see five to six new towers in the next 10 58

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years, including a convention hotel, new office towers and new residential projects. Over the next decade our skyline will absolutely change.” The changes on the horizon, with thousands of new residents, shoppers, diners and workers, along with new skyscrapers that will house them, are all part of the continued evolution of Utah’s urban center. But according to inside experts, it still comes down to community and a commitment that ensures downtown continues to rise.I fall / winter 2014

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Why Invest in Downtown?


owntown. The word itself evokes a vision or mindset. Downtown is associated with entertainment and shopping. It can also be referred to as the business and banking center of a region, or the epicenter for a market’s culture and arts. It is the heart of a metropolitan area. Downtown Salt Lake City has always had charm. As the state’s capital city, it has long been home to decision makers, but there has never been a better time for businesses to invest in downtown.

appeal continues to grow. Additionally, the preferences of a new generation of workers will only strengthen downtown’s position as the center of both business and entertainment in Utah. We at the Salt Lake office of CBRE (cbre.us) asked a couple of our clients who recently invested in downtown Salt Lake—one who recently signed a new lease, and one who recently purchased an office building—why their companies chose to be downtown.

With the success of Downtown Rising and continuing investments in the city, the area’s

KBS Realty KBS (kbsrealty.com) is a non-traded REIT sponsor and one of the nation’s largest buyers of commercial real estate and structured debt investments. The firm has a total transactional volume pushing $31 billion. KBS owns three office buildings downtown—The Salt Lake Hardware Building (155 N. 400 West), Parkside Tower (215 S. State Street), and their most recent acquisition, the 21-story tower known as 222 Main (222 S. Main Street). Tim Helgeson, a senior vice president of asset management, listed some of the reasons why downtown Salt Lake is a good investment: STRONG FUNDAMENTALS: Since the Great Recession, Utah has emerged as an economic leader. This is primarily due to its strong market fundamentals, such as low unemployment, high job growth, resilient economy, quality of life and business-friendly environment. It is also one of 13 states to be awarded a AAA-credit rating. STRONG JOB GROWTH: Simply put by Helgeson, “Jobs are what sell office buildings.” Utah has been ranked by IHS Global Insights as No. 1 in the nation for highest projected annual job growth through 2017. With a strong job market, investors are more confident they can fill the buildings they invest in. WORKFORCE TALENT: With a highly educated population, and direct access to several respected colleges and universities, the city is able to attract and retain key talent. STRONG TECH-FIRM PRESENCE: Much of the future lies in technology, and downtown Salt Lake City has a strong base of technology startups and professionals.


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In fact, Utah was ranked No. 1 on the Milken Institute’s “Technology Concentration and Dynamism Composite Index” in 2013. QUALITY OF LIFE: Downtown Salt Lake City has a comparatively low cost of living, yet it offers direct access to some of the best recreation in the world. This outdoor lifestyle is highly sought after—drawing many to the state’s capital city. BUSINESS-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT: Downtown Salt Lake City has low operating expenses and offers a variety of business and tax incentives to incoming companies. RENOWNED COMPANIES CALL IT HOME: Many worldclass companies call downtown Salt Lake City home, and that makes it more appealing to other businesses that are looking to expand or relocate. When global companies like Goldman Sachs make significant investments in the area, other businesses take note and often follow suit. PROFITABLE YIELDS: Downtown Salt Lake City has greater yields than most gateway markets* and its business fundamentals are just as strong. Within the past five years, it has become one of the locations investors want to be sure they’ve thoroughly investigated before determining where to spend their money.

Maschoff Brennan MASCHOFF, BRENNAN, LAYCOCK, GILMORE, ISRAELSEN & WRIGHT A full-service intellectual property and litigation law firm originally based in Park City, Maschoff Brennan (maschoffbrennan.com) also has offices in Irvine, Calif., and Salt Lake City. The firm recently made the move from North Salt Lake to the One Utah Center (201 S. Main Street) in the heart of downtown, which has since become their largest office. CBRE spoke with Rick Gilmore, a Registered Patent Attorney, regarding the firm’s transition and several of the most prominent reasons they determined downtown was the place to be. AMENITIES AND FACILITIES: When anticipating moving, management knew that being downtown near the courthouse would prove to be of great value to the firm. The added convenience of being within walking distance of the courthouse saves much time and effort. Being near all the other amenities of downtown—restaurants, shopping, events and hotels—is also important to both management and staff. The ability to run errands during breaks, or stay in town after work hours adds convenience and saves time; two things that everyone can appreciate. CENTRAL LOCATION: Before the opening of their downtown office, Maschoff Brennan’s only Utah office downtownslc .org

“Look at the significance of some of the major investments in downtown. … People are investing in SLC, and that’s been pretty spectacular when you start counting buildings and look at what’s new.” —Rob Moore President Big-D Construction

was located in Park City. Today they have a staff of 37 in their downtown office, and 24 in their Park City location. Traveling between offices is frequent, and being downtown makes the commute between workplaces, as well as between home and office, fast and convenient. It is also a quick trip to the airport when travelong to the Irvine office, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices or to meet with outof-state clients is necessary. THE COST BENEFIT: Though many people associate being downtown with higher costs, Maschoff Brennan views the location as a cost benefit. According to Gilmore, the combination of the low cost of doing business in downtown Salt Lake City, combined with the affordable rental rates, makes being downtown the optimal location for their firm. Unlike many traditional law firms, Maschoff Brennan has already made the transition to a paperless operation. As such, they use less square footage per employee than the average law office, which saves them money. Also, the majority of their clients are out of state where overhead is much more expensive than in Utah. Operating from downtown Salt Lake City, they are able to outbid their competitors by a significant margin, securing more business.I *Gateway Markets are internationally recognized markets usually large in size and offering relative liquidity, such as New York City and San Francisco.

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ry sauce, honeyed scones, funeral potatoes and Jell-O molds—the outside world has long been skeptical of Utah’s food-cred. With a pastrami burger as the headliner and lusterless liquor laws as the lede, the news was a bit lackluster. Luckily, leaps were made in the nineties with Le Parisien, then Market Street Grill & Oyster Bar and many others that opened the door for the current crop of culinary explorers who are re-writing and upgrading the rules of what it means to be a Utah restaurant. Epicurean wizards at BTG, Copper Onion, Bambara, Eva, From Scratch, Pago and Pallet are not only making a name for themselves locally, they’re creating a food revolution in downtown Salt Lake City that is sending shockwaves far beyond the borders of Utah. “Almost daily someone comes up to me from out of town and is genuinely excited about what we’re doing,” said Scott Evans of Pago and Finca restaurants. “It feels incredible to have that validation.” David Brodsky, owner of From Scratch, echoed that sentiment, “On some days I look through the caller ID and there are more area codes from outside of Utah than there are in.” Always modest, Drew Eastman of Pallet said, “Humbly stated, on a nightly basis we get compliments … there is a misconception about Salt Lake City and it is a privilege to change those misguided thoughts.”


While customer approval is rewarding, international press has been especially validating. “Seeing your name in the New York Times is pretty great,” said Ryan Lowder of Copper Onion. Scott Evans was sitting in a New York City Michelin-starred restaurant when the same column was published, “It felt amazing.” His face lights up, “I was actually euphoric. People in the restaurant were congratulating us.” From Food and Wine Magazine to The James Beard Awards, the food world has taken notice of Salt Lake’s cutting-edge restaurants. In the end, it’s not yelpers or the media whom decides your cash flow—it’s Salt Lakers. Thankfully, locals have put mouth and money in the same spot and asked for more. Salt Lake has innovative restaurants, and a devoted food culture that can be witnessed every Saturday at Pioneer Park’s Downtown Farmers Market—the largest in the country. Fred Moesinger opened Caffé Molise 20 years ago and has experienced the growth and paradigm shift firsthand. He recently double downed on downtown with the opening of BTG, a swanky wine bar that serves 75 wines by the glass. “Our city has grown up and it’s an evolutionary process. People are paying more attention now and we have a very educated clientele who care about what they are eating, where it came from, and the impact on their health and the health of the larger environment.” Gathering for a drink at Copper Common are some of downtown Salt Lake City’s culinary “young guns,” including (left to right): owner/chef Drew Eastman, co-owner of Pallet; Nathan Powers, chef at Bambara; Ryan Lowder, owner of Copper Onion and Copper Common; Esther Imotan, co-owner of Pallet; and Fred Moesinger, owner of Caffé Molise and BTG. All of whom are part of redefining the downtown dining experience and are excited about the capital city’s bright furture. downtownslc .org

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Long known for its delightful desserts, Eva and Eva’s Bakery owner Charlie Perry’s (below) is moving toward experimenting with a French-dinner concept at the bakery.

Perfecting Pizza It wasn’t a modest goal. David Brodsky had visited Mario Batali’s Pizzeria Moza, widely considered one of the best pizza joints in the country. “I thought we could do it in Salt Lake City, and maybe even better.” For Brodsky, From Scratch isn’t just the restaurant’s name, it’s a challenge to himself to do as much as possible right in his own kitchen. A custom-built flour mill that was manufactured in Austria is the pinnacle of his “from scratch” mantra. He’s also doing fire-baked bread in-house and sourcing as many ingredients as possible from just a few miles of his restaurant. The results are “in the crust” and on the walls—in less than a year of opening his Gallivan Plaza restaurant he’s received awards from City Weekly as well as Best of State and has one of the highest reviewed restaurants on Yelp. Both his burgers and pizzas are well deserving of these awards. —Josh Jones

As Moesinger can attest, this new food movement has evolved slowly, although Salt Lake area residents have been especially passionate about latching onto it. Charlie Perry of Eva and Eva’s Bakery said, “The shift in Salt Lake’s dining scene became apparent for me when customers stopped feeling like tourists and started carrying themselves like well-seasoned foodies.” The same was true for Lowder of Copper Onion, “I came back to Utah after cooking in Barcelona and New York and I was genuinely excited. The Farmers Market was the largest in the country, Pago was amazing, and then there was Forage.” Lowder had expected to open something in Portland, Ore., but the mountains and food culture captivated him. He opened Copper Onion five years ago and, “It was fun to test the boundaries, it was a surprise that we could do marrow and sweetbread in Salt Lake. We stopped at cockscomb [chicken neck and head waddle] and chicken feet.” … I suppose we all have our limits. All of these contemporary restaurants have one thing in common—whether they’re doing sous-vide or sushi, they have a commitment to sustainability. If it’s From Scratch making flour in-house, or Pallet recycling glass, each space has an understanding of developing, recycling and sourcing close to home. “It can be a buzzword,” said Lowder, “but I assume people know we are doing it.” Downtown Salt Lake City has come a long way, but Brodsky enunciated that we still have more educating to do, “producing this quality, locally, sustainably costs money. I’m not sure everyone understands that cost.”

Owner David Brodsky’s (top) “from scratch” mantra is at the heart of the resturant’s name and vision. Chef Ryan Moore (above) operates a custom-built flour mill in prepping ingredients for From Scratch’s fire-baked bread.


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What’s Next? It seems downtown Salt Lake City has no limit to the ravenous need for new restaurants. “The influx of new restaurants and young, new chefs into the downtown area is great for the community, keeps us all on our toes, and keeps us all creative and competitive in a good way. fall / winter 2014

Chef Ryan Lowder (below) is known to step into the kitchens of his “stylish and sophisticated” restaurants Copper Onion and Copper Common to develop menus that “tests the boundaries” and know his patrons will eat it up, like his simple but tasty beef stroganoff.

Fred Moesinger (left), owner of Caffé Molise and BTG, a swanky wine bar, is thrilled that Salt Lake residents have developed a more educated pallet, and are embracing new dining concepts with a “passion.” PHOTOS BY JOE CANFIELD

It also further drives home the point that there is a LOT going on downtown. All these new dining options really make Salt Lake the top of the culinary scene in Utah,” said Nathan Powers, chef at Bambara. One of the most exciting projects is local food icon and Iron Chef, Viet Pham, who has plans to open a concept in the heart of Salt Lake. Details are slim but prepare to be wowed; and he’s not the only Food and Wine’s Magazinementioned chef who is expanding. Scott Evans is moving his Spanish-style concept, Finca, downtown. “It’s currently in the Liberty Heights neighborhood, but I just always felt it was an urban concept.” Finca will move to lower 200 South and the interior is sure to amaze. Evans is especially excited for the downstairs, which is a large space where his team can render full animals, “I’ll be able to fulfill the promise of snout to tail.” The original Finca space will become a breakfast-lunch-dinner space and Evans is also finishing a bar space on 9th and 9th, west of Tower Theater. Every one of the chefs interviewed sees immense potential downtown. Perry will do an experiment at Eva’s Bakery with a French dinner concept, in preparation for a possible full-fledged restaurant. Eastman at Pallet says they can’t wait to launch more concepts, but wants to get the first one completely dialed-in. Another exciting concept will be born from a trio of tried-and-true restaurateurs who are opening a gleaming space at 300 East and Broadway. David Harries of Vinto, Joel LaSalle of Oasis and Mikel Trapp of Trio will open a very modern seafood restaurant in the shell of an old antique store. downtownslc .org

Meanwhile, Lowder opened Copper Common just a few doors from Copper Onion, whose bar and restaurant is stylish and sophisticated, and has received numerous positive reviews. He also acquired an expo kitchen at Gallivan Plaza and will be rendering full animals, “We’ll receive an animal on Wednesday and put it into sausage Thursday. I’m excited about this product.” The sausage will be botifarra-style, a Catalan sausage he learned to make in Spain. “Like everything we do, it will be made with local ingredients using Catalan techniques.” Meanwhile, he continues to look for a space for Plum Alley, the highly acclaimed Asian restaurant he closed to open Copper Common. “It is a concept I’m passionate about. But it needs a specific space and location.” Like grape vines in Sonoma, the local food culture is flourishing and producing restaurants that are innovative, inventive and sourced from Utah’s environment and secured in local tradition. “We’re seeing a major shift to independent, locally-owned restaurants with more authentic cuisines.” Said Moesinger from Caffé Molisse and BTG, “I love where we’re at right now and I think we’ll just keep getting more sophisticated in downtown Salt Lake City. Eastman is giddy for the future, “The restaurant scene as a whole is what excites me. There is a lot of exciting things happening, and the future is bright.” “Salt Lake City is creating restaurants that could open in New York or San Francisco,” said Perry of Eva’s Bakery; for a city that was once known only for its ice cream and Jell-O molds, that’s pretty incredible.I downtown the magazine


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What’s on the Menu?


owntown’s dining scene is in the midst of a culinary renaissance. Imaginative chefs have redefined modern cuisine, while entrepreneur owners have pushed downtown Salt Lake City into the national spotlight as one of America’s great foodie cities with chic and

fresh spaces—as unique as the food they serve. Fresh sushi to classic Italian and vegan fare to unique gastropub options round out a landscape, which feature tastes from all points on the globe. Downtown is rising, and the food has clearly reached new heights.

Alamexo Alamexo offers authentic and contemporary Mexican cuisine in a historic downtown Salt Lake City building. We combine a sleek interior with a spirited atmosphere to cater to any event from large groups to intimate dinners. Our goal is to provide top shelf tequila selections with warm hospitality and authentic Mexican cuisine. We source only the finest organic and natural products for our menu including, Niman ranch meats, responsible seafood and local farmers’ produce. We are open seven days a week, so come try a taste of Mexico in Salt Lake City.

268 S. State Street • 801-779-4747 • alamexo.com

Bambara Bambara is a bistro in downtown Salt Lake’s liveliest neighborhood. With an inspired menu, and a look and feel designed to entice all the senses, it represents an entirely unique dining experience. Housed in the historic Continental Bank lobby, Bambara strikes a balance between classic detailing and contemporary elegance with a casual approach. Now, instead of bank transactions, the focus is on the full exhibition kitchen where Executive Chef Nathan Powers’ scintillating aromas of pan-roasted and grilled prime meats, and lovingly prepared seafood waft through the air. Bambara continues to enjoy its place as a leader in Salt Lake’s culinary community.

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Dine Downtown Benihana At Benihana, chefs perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki­—slicing and dicing tender steak and chicken, savory seafood and vegetables before your very eyes. Guests gather around the hibachi grill for a meal that is not just cooked, it’s choreographed. Benihana in Salt Lake City also features a spacious lounge where expert sushi chefs prepare fresh nigiri and sashimi, temaki and specialty sushi rolls, all with the same flair that has made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Kids menu available, lunch served Monday through Saturday, dinner nightly.

165 S. West Temple • 801-322-2421 • benihana.com

Bistro 222 Bistro 222 offers farm-to-table creative new American freshness in an upscale but casual setting tended to by service professionals. Watch downtown walk by through our “Windows On Main Street” setting inside or our seasonal street-side patio. Enjoy an experience enhanced from the Bistro’s over 800 bottle, Wine Spectator-recognized, selection of international and domestic wines and full liquor service. An amazing dining experience all within the first LEED constructed green/ energy-efficient restaurant to be developed in Utah.

222 S. Main Street • 801-572-5507 • bistro-222.com

Bocata In Spain, Bocata is a slang word for Bocadillo or sandwich. In Salt Lake City, it is a great artisanal sandwich place in the City Creek Center food court. Brought to you by the same people that opened the award-winning Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana. Bocata makes sandwiches, salads and soups from scratch daily using the highest-quality ingredients. Come by and watch our delicious Italian-style bread baking in the custom brick oven that highlights our restaurant. Check out fresh ingredients like the porchetta (Italian pork roast) or homemade meatball. It’s good stuff!

28 S. State Street • 801-355-3538 • bocatasandwich.com

Bodega Bodega is the street-level tavern, that offers small bites (fish tacos, homemade queso, Bodega dog) and simple, no frills cocktails in addition to draft beer and shots.The Rest is a subterranean speakeasy that looks like a bar that Hemingway would have built. Dark wood, taxidermy, old books and plenty of good whiskey. Perfect place for privacy and escaping the world for a minute ... or hours.

331 S. Main Street • 801-532-4042 • bodega331.com

Caffé Molise Caffé Molise is a full service restaurant featuring fresh Italian cuisine inspired by the Molise region of Italy. Enjoy dinner surrounded by local art in our dining room, choose a table on our delightful garden patio, or request a table in our sister establishment, BTG Wine Bar. Friday evenings feature live jazz with the John Flander’s Trio. Caffé Molise is the perfect pre-theater, opera, symphony, concert or sporting event dining location. We are conveniently located downtown, half block east of the Salt Palace Convention Center. We are a liquor licensee and offer wine, beer and cocktails. We are open all day, seven days a week.

55 W. 100 South • 801-364-8833 • caffemolise.com downtownslc .org

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Dine Downtown Caffé Niche Caffe Niche has been a neighborhood staple for more than five years. And now Niche is proud to carry on the tradition of a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with an innovative twist. The fare revolves around the best fresh ingredients prepared in a simple and timeless way to highlight flavors. With an emphasis on supporting local farms, ranchers and food purveyors for the most flavorful ingredients around, Niche sets the table as food-centric community restaurant. Whether you stop in for a quick cup of coffee and a pastry in the morning, a power-lunch meeting or a relaxed dinner with friends, we invite you to find your own niche with us.

779 E. Broadway • 801-433-3380 • caffeniche.com

Cannella’s Cannella’s Restaurant & Lounge has been a downtown staple for casual italian dining for the past 36 years. In 2007 we added a full bar and lounge with comfy booth seating and warm ambiance to carry us forward into the 21st century. Evolving and staying relevant in this growing and newfound “foodie” environment, Cannella’s is charging forward offering our customers fresh, delicious food at affordable prices. Supporting our local farms and vendors is forefront to our mission of “thinking global and acting local.” Our rich history, inviting amibance and friendly service makes Cannella’s a must eat in this up and coming city.

204 E. 500 South • 801-355-8518 • canellas.com

Cedars of Lebanon As the first family-owned Mediterranean restaurant in Salt Lake City, for more than 32 years, we have always had an unwavering desire to introduce our best recipes. From our melting pot of Lebanese, Moroccan, Armenian and Greek cuisine, our dietician and head chef of more than 30 years promises the healthiest ingredients and most exotic flavors made from scratch. With a belly-dancing show entertaining on weekends and the Moroccan-inspired Casbah Room, adorned with plush couches, it’s sure to make for an exceptional evening out. We also offer huka service.

152 E. 200 South • 801-364-4096 • cedarsoflebanonrestaurant.com

Christopher’s Prime Steakhouse Christopher’s Prime Steakhouse has long been a fixture in the downtown dining scene with a menu featuring a wide selection of dining options to fit almost any size group and budget. We have the perfect venue to host groups ranging from 10-300. From entertaining clients to a delivered working lunch at your office or to business seminars, Christopher’s has the solution for all your dining and catering needs.

134 W. Pierpont Avenue • 801-519-8515 • christophersutah.com

Copper Onion Copper Onion’s casual atmosphere belies the depth of talent behind the counter. In a lively open kitchen, the crew offers luscious American and Euro-inspired classics. The menu changes seasonally so dining never falls into a routine. You can try several small plates and sides and share an entrée, or get your own, but do try the vegetable sides. Saturday and Sunday brunches are popular. The restaurant recently added a small lounge and bar area, and offers special wine flights and a bar menu.

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Dine Downtown Cucina Toscana Cucina Toscana has been Salt Lake’s favorite Italian restaurant for more than 10 years. Toscana’s authentic Northern Italian menu includes homemade pastas, decadent sauces and a wide selection of entrees that are paired perfectly with wines from the region. Toscana features three beautiful, private rooms that can be reserved for parties, meetings or special events. Whether you are planning for two or 100 people, Toscana‘s ambiance, delicious food and impeccable service ensures a successful evening. Located on the corner of 300 South and 300 West in Salt Lake City with the main entrance on 300 West. Parking available on the north side of building. 

307 W. Broadway • 801-328-3463 • toscanaslc.com

Eva’s Bakery Boulangerie The distinctive French blue and yellow exterior and welcoming interior opens up on this little gem. Eva’s Bakery is all about the quintessential European bakery/cafe experience, which is all about the finer details, executed with sophistication and authenticity. Go for a quick bite or stick around for something more substantial. Simply order at the counter and grab a café table or a larger table along the banquette-lined wall, and a server will do the rest. Don’t forget to grab a baguette to-go on your way out.

155 S. Main Street • 801-355-3942 • evasbakeryslc.com

Even Stevens Even Stevens is an American fast-casual sandwich shop offering artisan sandwiches, salads, craft beer pairings and breakfast. What’s more, they’re a sandwich shop with a cause. For every sandwich sold, Even Stevens donates a sandwich to a local non-profit. As of their June 24, 2014 opening, this translates to more than 5,000 sandwiches distributed to individuals in need. Their menu features fresh takes on nostalgic recipes—roast beef with smoked gouda cheese, a Sloppy Joe with pickled onions, a kale caesar salad, and more. Sunday brunch is a special treat, served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring Unlimited French Toast and $3 mimosas.

414 E. 200 South • 385-355-9105 • evenstevens.com

Faustina Faustina boasts an inviting and sophisticated dining experience combined with gracious, expert service. A visit to Faustina is like having a dinner party at a friend’s home, at once, comfortable and friendly. Stylishly decorated, it’s a perfect place for power lunch, weekend brunch, intimate evening or after-work cocktails in the lively lounge. Award-winning progressive American bistro cuisine is created by Chef de Cuisine Joe Kemp. His passion for quality of each ingredient and close association with local organic and sustainable farmers and ranchers ensure an exceptional dining experience that will delight both the novice and the connoisseur.

454 E. 300 South • 801-746-4441 • faustinaslc.com

The Garden Restaurant Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, The Garden Restaurant features stunning views of Temple Square and downtown Salt Lake City. The Garden Restaurant is the five-time Best of State winner for Casual American Dining and the natural choice when you want to be informally formal. With its retractable glass roof, you’ll dine in a comfortable plaza-like atmosphere surrounded by Mediterranean columns and fountains accented with natural flowers and trees. One look at the delectable and varied menu prepared by our expert team of chefs, and you’ll know you have discovered a Garden of delights!

15 E. South Temple (10th floor inside Joseph Smith Bldg.) • 801-539-3170 • diningattemplesquare.com downtownslc .org

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Dine Downtown Gourmandise: The Bakery Gourmandise is a full-service, family-owned café and bakery, offering the widest selection of made-from-scratch European pastries and desserts in the Salt Lake Valley for more than two decades. Our morning begins with fresh breads, croissants and made-to-order breakfast plates. We offer bistro-style lunch and dinner with evening small plates, entrees with beer and wine pairings. Complementing our café is an expanse of 30 feet of display cases, filled with scratch-made Old World favorites, delighting guests throughout the day. Walking into Gourmandise feels like a visit to a bustling,  lively European café, surprisingly located in downtown.

250 S. 300 East • 801-328-3300 • gourmandise.com

The Green Pig Pub & Grill The Green Pig Pub is a friendly neighborhood pub located in the heart of downtown. We have all of your favorite sporting events on one of our 11 flat screen TVs, live music or a DJ every weekend, and trivia two nights per week. During the warm months, we have downtown’s first and only rooftop patio open. We are well known for our full menu of pub fare and featured drinks. Monday through Friday we have a $5 Lunch Special as well as our other delicious food specials. Every day of the week we have $3 Whiskey, Tequila, Bud and Bud Light pints. Come on in for good food, friends and fun.

31 E. 400 South • 801-532-7441 • thegreenpigpub.com

Iggy’s Sports Grill Iggy’s Sports Grill is a combination of great food and a family-friendly atmosphere. Come catch the game on one of our giant TV screens. Or come just to sample any one of our award-winning dishes such as the Big Burger, the Chicken Madeira, Monterey Salad and much more on our extensive menu. Either way, Iggy’s is the place for fresh food and fun—for your whole party.

423 W. 300 South • 801-532-9999 • iggyssportsgrill.com

J. Wong’s Asian Bistro Located in the historic Patrick Lofts Building and just steps away from the Salt Palace Convention Center, J. Wong’s offers downtown diners fresh and sophisticated Thai and Chinese cuisine in a stylish, contemporary setting. The menu honors the Wong family’s Thai and Chinese roots, and features traditional dishes such as Peking duck along with modern interpretations such as Pla Goong (grilled king prawns with scallions and mint in a chili vinaigrette), plus an array of curries and noodle dishes. There’s a modern bar and full liquor license for the urban cocktailing crowd, and special dining rooms for private parties and corporate entertaining. Open Monday-Saturday for lunch, and every day for dinner.

163 W. 200 South • 801-350-0888 • jwongutah.com

Les Madeleines Les Madeleines’ menu is a collection of pastries and savory breakfast and lunch items, all created from scratch, using only the finest ingredients. Our pièce de résistance is the beloved Kouing Aman (named 2012 Pastry of the Year by Food & Wine), a rich buttery pastry from Brittany. A variety of cookies, flaky croissants, pastries, French macarons and seasonal surprises are sure to satisfy. Pair your preferred delicacy with a cappuccino for the perfect treat. We also serve breakfast and lunch daily. Our Pommes Frites are hard to resist, as is the Madrid sandwich. On the lighter side, try our Sesame Chicken wrap. Visit us Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lunch served until 3 p.m.

216 E. 500 South • 801-355-2294 • les-madeleines.com


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Dine Downtown Market Street Grill Since 1980, the Market Street Grill has been rated as Utah’s most popular seafood concept, providing exceptional service and award-winning menu selections. Bustling wait staff and exhibition kitchens contribute to a sparkling, high-energy atmosphere where the best seafood between Seattle and Boston is served in an expansive variety of contemporary dishes.

48 W. Market Street • 801-322-4668 • ginc.com

Martine Located in a historic Brownstone building, Martine serves a seasonal, modern Mediterranean menu that highlights Utah specialties. As adherents to the Slow Food movement, they support local, sustainable, small producers that foster regional food diversity.

22 E. 100 South • 801-363-9328 • martinecafe.com

Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery has its roots in authentic Italian and East Coast style cooking. Enjoy delicious 20-inch New York style thin crust pizzas, hot Philly Cheesesteaks with all the toppings, and house made pasta dishes with marinara, known as “mom mom’s gravy.” With great late night events, the hottest dance club in Salt Lake City, handcrafted brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with a build your own Bloody Mary bar, and sports bar with 11 high definition screens. With its great food, friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere, Maxwell’s is your place to dine in Salt Lake City morning, noon, night, and late night!

9 Exchange Place • 801-328-0304 • maxwellsece.com

The Melting Pot The Melting Pot offers a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience, including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert.  Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That’s not to say, we haven’t had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie. Make reservations today; see what people are talking about.

340 S. Main Street • 801-521-6358 • meltingpot.com

New Yorker Salt Lake City’s premier dining establishment, specializing in modern American cuisine featuring seasonal refined dishes and approachable comfort food enjoyed in a casually elegant setting with impeccable service. From classic to innovative, from contemporary seafood to premium steaks, the menu provides options for every taste.

60 W. Market Street • 801-363-0166 • newyorkerslc.com downtownslc .org

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Dine Downtown Nordstrom Sixth & Pine This full-service restaurant features an exhibition kitchen providing a stage for our chefs to prepare the menu in a colorful and theatrical environment. The menu features dishes that are reminiscent of classic comfort food. It has the look and feel of a contemporary diner, with full table service. Located in the City Creek Center, Nordstorm’s Sixth and Pine service is casual yet attentive in a relaxed environment featuring historical and imagery of the local community.

55 S. West Temple • 801-384-4933 • restaurants.nordstrom.com

Oasis Café Like a true sanctuary, Oasis Café is located in the heart of the city but tucked away like a well-kept secret. The refreshing retreat for the senses is a place where people from all walks of life get fed; whether they are hungry for relaxation, hungry for knowledge, hungry for companionship or hungry for rejuvenating, creative cuisine. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner every day. Reservations can be made by calling 801-322-0404 or by visiting OpenTable.com.

151 S. 500 East • 801-322-0404 • oasiscafeslc.com

R & R BBQ On the edge of downtown, R&R BBQ is putting SLC barbecue on the map. R&R offers award-winning, slow-smoked brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sausage and juicy chicken along with traditional sides such as coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans and standouts like hush puppies, macaroni and cheese, fried okra, red beans and rice. Enjoy creative daily specials including brisket tacos and the Caveman Burger. Domestic and microbrew beers are also available. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. or whenever the meat runs out!

307 W. 600 South • 801-364-0443 • randrbbq.net

Red Rock Brewing Company Twenty years of delicious food, craft beer and good company. Twenty years ago we started brewing distinctive craft beers in downtown Salt Lake City. Although it’s never been our intent to be the biggest brewery in the West, with more than 75 gold, silver and bronze medals, there’s no doubt we’re one of the best. Red Rock Brewing Co. is the perfect stop for a business lunch, afternoon break or a casual dinner with friends. We are family friendly and have a menu to suit every taste. Solo diners are always welcome at Red Rock Brewing. Check out Salt Lake City’s “Refined Brewpub Experience.”

254 S. 200 West • 801-521-7446 • redrockbrewing.com

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Start your evening the Ruth’s Chris way—over a mouth-watering filet. Sit back and enjoy the most tender, extrathick, hand-cut steak you’ve ever tasted, served “sizzling” in butter on a 500 degree plate. Or, if you’re in the mood for something a little different, our extensive a la carte menu features fresh seafood, a variety of vegetable dishes, and eight potato selections. Enjoy our warm, elegant atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris genuine hospitality. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining in our state-of-the-art media equipped rooms is one call away.

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Dine Downtown Salt Bistro Salt Bistro offers a variety of deli-style sandwiches, soups and salads. As well as a full espresso menu, beer on tap and specialty wine. Located on the northwest corner inside The Leonardo museum, our menu boasts local and sustainable options. Our soups are made daily and you will be hard pressed to see a repeat. With interesting flavor combos like Strawberry-Tomato-Curry and Vegan-Cocoa-Cauliflower -Coconut, we are sure to reflect the mission of The Leo—”to fuse science, technology, and art in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation in people of all ages and backgrounds.”

209 E. 500 South (at The Leonardo) • 801-531-9800 • theleonardo.org

Salt Flats Grill & Taproom Salt Flats is downtown’s only roadside “Fresh, Fast and from the Farm” dining option in downtown. Offering handcrafted sandwiches, burgers, salads and bar bites to complement its wide variety of locally-crafted beers and full liquor service, Salt Flats suits your quick but fresh lunch hunger or chillin’ while watching your favorite sports from our multiple screens.

222 S. Main Street #140 • 801-561-3018 • saltflatsgrill.com

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana was created to bring the most authentic pizza Napoletana possible, after all Naples is the birthplace of pizza. First rate ingredients, including San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella added to a soft dough, taking about one minute to cook, in a Neapolitan, handmade, artisan oven at 900 degrees, is how great pizza has been enjoyed since its invention. Settebello continues this tradition of each pizza being a work of art.

260 S. 200 West • 801-322-3556 • settebello.net

Spitz Spitz has pioneered an upscale quick service restaurant concept that combines the food quality, ambiance and customer service typically found in fine dining with the price and speed most often associated with fast food. From our famous Döner kebabs to our seasonal cocktails, award-winning street cart fries and veggie dishes, we use only the freshest ingredients and nearly everything from the meals to the sauces are made daily in-house. Come check us out for amazing Mediterranean street food like our Döner kebab, street cart fries, and fresh salads, along with craft beer, unique mixed drinks and sangria!

35 E. Broadway • 801-364-0286 • spitzslc.com

Squatters Pub Brewery Salt Lake’s original brew pub, celebrating 25 years of brewing legendary beers in Salt Lake City. Squatters’ awardwinning menu features eclectic daily specials and traditional pub favorites such as bacon-topped meatloaf, pizzas and a delicious array of burgers paired with our world-class beer and welcoming atmosphere. Squatters’ purchasing philosophy is to procure organic and locally produced products and support local companies whenever possible, and we are proud to partner with many fine businesses and community partners. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Private event space available.

147 W. Broadway • 801-363-2739 • squatters.com downtownslc .org

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Dine Downtown Star of India Since 1990, Star of India Restaurant is a Salt Lake City institution as the place for an exceptional Indian cuisine experience. Our award-winning restaurant has a full bar, and is conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City. Star of India features genuine tandoori cooking, one of the most refined styles of regional cooking from northern India. This “Cusine of the Emperors” is a favorite of the most discriminating lovers of Indian food. All of our dishes are prepared fresh on the premises from natural ingredients. We feature Halal meat and pure vegetarian entrees. All entrees can be prepared mild, medium, hot, very hot, extremely hot. We specialize in catering for parties. We deliver!

55 E. 400 South • 801-363-7555 • starofindiaonline.com

Stoneground Kitchen Just north of the downtown library situated on the loft level of the Stoneground building you will find an established, but recently updated gem of Salt Lake City cuisine. They feature rustic, seasonal Italian fare complemented by a varied and approachable wine list and cocktail selections. Previously known as a pizza, pasta, and pool joint, Stoneground Kitchen has evolved to offering a rotating menu consisting of fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients, and featuring house-made cheese and pasta. A freshly remodeled south dining room surrounding a mid-century fireplace and a new 40-seat patio are perfect for business lunches, casual dinners, romantic occasions and celebrations.

249 E. 400 South • 801-364-1368 • stonegroundslc.com

Taco Taco Taco Taco is a new artistic taco shop, located just up the block from Cannella’s Restaurant & Lounge. Local legend Ben Weimeyer represents with gargantuan Luchadors that dominate the walls. We have been inspired from traditional-style street tacos but use elevated ingredients. Taco Taco brings the taco cart inside with delicious local fresh produce and high quality meats. Niman Ranch carne asada is a must-try. Serving tacos, quesadillas and burritos with a plethora of Mexican cervezas and delicious margaritas, Taco Taco is converting the city one taco at a time.

208 E. 500 South • 801-355-8518 • facebook.com/tacotacoslc801

Takashi In a vibrant downtown setting, the innovative menu at Takashi features an extensive selection of sushi and sashimi, inspired small plates and entrees, and a delectable selection of house-made desserts. The award-winning cuisine is beautifully complemented by the carefully selected beverage offerings. You will find Salt Lake’s most extensive selection of premium sake and shochu, unique specialty cocktails with a focus on local and Japanese spirits, a staff-curated wine list, and craft beers from Utah and Japan. If you have just one night to dine, make it Takashi.

18 W. Market Street • 801-519-9595 • facebook.com/pages/takashi

Tin Angel Café The Tin Angel is a lively, welcoming café with a strong emphasis on high quality, locally-sourced ingredients where the rituals of dining are lovingly balanced with a practiced, irreverent and creative culinary palate. Nestled into a pioneer era home with a large patio facing Pioneer Park, Tin Angel has become a unique and much loved addition to the downtown Salt Lake dining scene. We value the people who contribute to a dining experience including the chefs, artists, musicians, servers, growers, ranchers and producers who all help us to create a setting and meal which inspire a feeling of love in the hearts of our guests.

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Dine Downtown Toasters Toasters is a locally-owned sandwich and coffee shop with three locations downtown. They open early and have a full-coffee menu as well as a variety of tasty breakfast sandwiches. For lunch, Toasters offers toasted sandwiches, fresh-made salads and hand-crafted soups. With outdoor seating at all three locations, Toasters is a great place to grab a fast, casual meal and get a touch of sun.

Deli 1: 151 W. 200 South, 801-328-2928 • Deli 2: 30 E. 300 South, 801-746-4444 Deli 3: 215 S. State Street, 801-924-3333 • toastersdeli.com

Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli Specializing in Regional Italian and Southern European foods, Caputo’s is renowned for their ability to select authentic food products from Italy, Spain, Greece, France, as well as hand-crafted American foods. The Market features a cheese cave, house-cured meats, one of the world’s largest selections of dark chocolate bars, and so much more. It’s basically heaven for food geeks, but even the novice will feel welcome and inspired by these rare delicacies. The Deli is a bustling neighborhood lunch spot famous for sandwiches prepared on crusty bread and with high quality meats and cheeses fresh from their own Market.

314 W. 300 South • 801-531-8669 • caputosdeli.com

Washington Square Café Step back in time to a place where everyone is greeted eye to eye with a smile and there are no strangers. A place where fresh ingredients are transformed into more than the sum of their parts while respecting and celebrating the farmer’s bounty.  Whether it be our house-made veggie patty, classic Rueben or farmers market salad, the care and thoughtfulness in each dish is ever present on the plate and palate. So join us city birds, in the historic City and County Building for a meal, or we will pack it up so you can picnic in the surrounding park.

451 S. 200 East • 801-535-6102 • clocktowercatering.com

Whiskey Street Brigham Young named the section of Main Street between 200 South to 400 South “Whiskey Street, the area for the Gentiles.” Whiskey Street offers a Gastropub menu presented by Executive Chef Matt Crandall, featuring elegant and delectable meals which showcase the freshest produce and finest meats. Whiskey Street boasts one of the nation’s largest spirits collection with 150 plus whiskies. A massive beer selection is on hand with more than 200 beers including 27 on tap. An extensive wine list is also available including wine on tap. Whiskey Street is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.

323 S. Main Street • 801-433-1371 • whiskeystreet.com

The Wild Grape Bistro Envision traditional made-from-scratch cooking from an Old West cafe brought up to date by a modern and creative chef. Our chef creates magic using a wide array of mostly local products. Our patrons appreciate cooking that honors our traditional heritage but also meets contemporary expectations. Experience a whole new level of taste and quality. They might feature a locally caught trout or a freshly baked pie with regional berries. Today the availability of fresh, often organically grown ingredients is almost limitless. Offering an extensive wine list featuring amazing bottles from some of the West’s small and creative winemakers.

481 E. South Temple • 801-746-5565 • wildgrapebistro.com downtownslc .org

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Calendar Fall & Winter

Happening Downtown October DRACULA VS. THE MUMMY THROUGH NOVEMBER 1 Latest installment of the parody on the frightful tale. Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, theobt.org KIT KAT CABARET OCTOBER 3-26 An interactive cabaret experience combines some of Broadway’s favorite moments. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, tcf-united.org DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET OCTOBER 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 One of the country’s greatest farmers market, the local downtown offers continue through October, 4 p.m. to dusk Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West. slcfarmersmarket.org UTAH HUMANITIES BOOK FESTIVAL OCTOBER 11, 18, 25 Utah’s signature literary event offers book lovers of all types some great, free-of-charge events. Main Public Library, 210 E. 400 South, slcpl.org RING AROUND THE ROSE: AFRICAN DRUMS OCTOBER 11 Learn some new dance moves and pick up a new beat. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, rdtutah.org

ENDUROCROSS OCTOBER 11 Top motocross riders giving indoor off-road racing a try. EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, energysolutionsarena.com MADAME BUTTERFLY OCTOBER 11-19 Puccini’s masterpiece captures the mysterious and tragic beauty of love itself. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, utahopera.org RADIO HOUR 9: GRIMM OCTOBER 15 Little Snow White, Rapunzel and The Juniper Tree performed as live radio Halloween drama. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, planbtheatre.org UTAH FOSTER CARE PUMPKIN FEST OCTOBER 17 The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande Street, shopthegateway.com DEEP LOVE: A GHOSTLY FOLK OPERA OCTOBER 17 Story blends traditional folk with bluesy American rock. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, deeploveopera.com PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL OCTOBER 17-18 Entertaining live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Main Public Library, 210 E. 400 South, slcpl.org/paf14

– the Utah Arts Festival

Enjoy just-for-fun casino games, music, dancing and yummy food! Save the date for the 39th annual Utah Arts Festival, June 25-28, 2015 at Library Square.


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WARREN MILLER’S NO TURNING BACK OCTOBER 18 Pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking. Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, arttix.org CYRILLE AIMEE OCTOBER 18 A creative singer with brilliant sound and impeccable rhythm. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, jazzslc.com PINK DRESS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FASHION SHOW OCTOBER 24 Communities United raises awareness in the Latina community. Gateway Grand Hall, 18 N. Rio Grande Street, cuutah.org PROKOFIEV’S SYMPHONY NO. 7 OCTOBER 24-25 Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, utahsymphony.org MONSTER BLOCK PARTY OCTOBER 25 A free daytime Halloween festival for SLC goblins and ghouls of all ages. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, thegallivancenter.com HALLOWEEN HIGH-JINKS OCTOBER 28 Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, utahsymphony.org

Come let your hair down and indulge in an evening of fun and festivities in support of a great organization AT THE RAIL EVENT CENTER, FEBRUARY 21, 2015

107.9 PET COSTUME CONTEST OCTOBER 18 The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande Street, shopthegateway.com

RAY SMITH QUINTET OCTOBER 30 Excellence in the Community Concert Series. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, excellenceconcerts.org SPARK OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 15 Contemporary play about hope, love, war, trauma, and recovery. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, pygmalionproductions.org HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY OCTOBER 31 City organizations host an afternoon full of Halloween-themed activities. Main Public Library, 210 E. 400 South, slcpl.org fall / winter 2014

Calendar Fall & Winter CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 1 A dazzling combination of music and acrobatics. Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, utahsymphony.org

November CRAFT SABBATH NOVEMBER 2, DECEMBER 7 Gathering of artists and crafters unique to the Wasatch front. Main Public Library, 210 E. 400 South, slcpl.org THRIST FURSDAY PUB CRAWL NOVEMBER 6, DECEMBER 4 History of beer in Utah and takes you into three of downtown’s well-known watering holes. 100 S. West Temple, utahheritagefoundation.com GISELLE NOVEMBER 7-16 Passion, betrayal and forgiveness from beyond the grave. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, balletwest.org HIROMI NOVEMBER 10 Pianist creates kinetic soundscapes with great improvisations and passion. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, jazzslc.com

SANTA RUN SLC NOVEMBER 22 Jolliest run in town. All dress up as Santa. Gateway Mall Legacy Plaza, 18 N. Rio Grande Street, runsanta.com MESSIAH SING-IN NOVEMBER 29-30 Community comes together to share music of the holidays. Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, utahsymphony.org

December BEETHOVEN’S ODE TO JOY DECEMBER 5-6 Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, utahsymphony.org THE NUTCRACKER DECEMBER 5-31 Classic holiday tradition for all ages. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, balletwest.org JIGGLE BELL RUN ARTHITIS DECEMBER 6 Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces for a fun

and festive run/walk. The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande Street, shopthegateway.com CHRISTMAS WITH MISFITS DECEMBER 11-21 Four short Christmas plays. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, planbtheatre.org HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS DECEMBER 13 Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, utahsymphony.org

January WALKING WITH DINOSAURS JANUARY 7-11 Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular theatrical arena show. EngergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, magicspace.net THE PEARL FISHERS JANUARY 17-25 A dangerous love triangle tests strengths of friendship. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, utahopera.org

DISNEY ON ICE: WORLDS OF FANTASY NOVEMBER 11-15 Rev up for non-stop fun with four favorite Disney stories. EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, energysolutionsarena.com MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS NOVEMBER 14-15 Explore the battle of the sexes—and have a good laugh. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, magicspace.net DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! NOVEMBER 18-23 Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, magicspace.net SURPRISE PACKAGES NOVEMBER 22 Rhythms, games, puzzles and hi-jinks as dancers build mazes and towers with cardboard boxes. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, rdtutah.org

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Calendar Fall & Winter FLABBERGAST JANUARY 30-31 Magical and mystery filled tour through time and space in a journey of wonder. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, ririewoodbury.com

Feburary SWAN LAKE FEBRUARY 6-15 A fairy tale filled with magic, love and beauty. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, balletwest.org MAMA FEBURARY 12-22 A celebration of mothers and motherhood. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, planbtheatre.org MONSTER JAM TRUCKS FEBRUARY 13-14 Starring the biggest performers on four wheels.EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, energysolutionsarena.com THE STREISAND SONGBOOK FEBURARY 13-14 Celebrate the music of Barbra Streisand.

Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, utahsymphony.org CHARETTE FEBURARY 14 “Iron Chef”-style, must create a dance in one hour using RDT and 30 guests. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, rdtutah.org

March A/VERSION OF EVENTS MARCH 5-15 Claustrophobic road trip about healing at different speeds. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. Broadway, planbtheatre.org COSÍ FAN TUTTE MARCH 14-22 Mozart’s tale of seduction and love to see if love can indeed conquer, and resist, all. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 So., utahopera.org PROKOFIEV’S PETER AND THE WOLF MARCH 21 Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, utahsymphony.org

MANHATTAN TRINITY MARCH 30 A sound that’s warm and soulful, this trio has no problem convincing listeners of their rapport. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, jazzslc.com

April ALADDIN APRIL 3-5 A magical carpet ride full of romance, comedy and adventure. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, balletwest.org ALMOST TANGO APRIL 10-19 A dazzling triple bill that has something for everyone. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South balletwest.org PETER PAN AND OTHER ADVENTURES APRIL 24-25 Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, utahsymphony.org

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Corner Stones “At our best, each of us does our part for the common good.”



n 1927 my father, Obert Tanner, founded O.C. Tanner Jewelers (octannerjewelers.com) and located our family business on South Temple, where we found a home for many years. As the city continued its constant evolution and we prepared for the renovation of the Zions Bank Building as part of the City Creek Center development, it became apparent we needed a new home. As a company, we renewed our commitment to downtown, restoring the historic 1905 Salt Lake City Library building, which also later housed the Old Hansen Planetarium, as our flagship jewelry store at 15 S. State Street.

Dad was a lifelong lover of beauty, and creating “the most beautiful jewelry store in the country” was one of his more audacious dreams. The renewal of this amazing building more than fulfills that dream, and it builds on the legacy of its own history in the civic life of Salt Lake. Thanks to the work of family members and many trusted associates, the company is able to offer this remarkable gift to the city. I have been fortunate to live, study and work in many places—New Zealand, California, Michigan, England, Washington, D.C.—but downtown Salt Lake City has always held a special place in my heart. Downtown is part of the intricate and boundless community that forms and sustains our lives, and we are all a part of it. Downtown includes civic structures and honorable commerce, our faith communities and not-for-profit organizations that so order and enrich our lives.


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The O.C. Tanner store is a sensitive melding of the historic structure and Beaux Arts design elements with the conveniences of a modern building—it is both historic and contemporary, grand and intimate. The project preserves one of the area’s most historic structures in the midst of a quickly evolving downtown.

More particularly, it includes the people who make up our urban center. Shakespeare asked, “What is a city but the people?” Within in this gigantic community to which we belong there is a whole network of reciprocal relationships—some chosen, most hidden, but all important. At our best, each of us does our part for the common good. I know and love and trust this whole community. Downtown Salt Lake City will always be my home.I

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