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New Business Openings in Downtown Salt Lake City

Published: 01/22/2013

Updated January 2013

-By the Glass - A winebar and small plate restaurant by the owners of Café Molise is scheduled to open in the former Speakeasy location at 63 West 100 South as soon as they have a liquor license. In the meantime it will serve as overflow /waiting area for Café Molise.
-Grilla Bites – Natural & organic soups, salads and sandwiches, opening on Gallivan Ave., projected opening in late January.
-A third restaurant with a fine dining concept is under negotiation for the remaining Gallivan Plaza retail space on Gallivan Ave.
-Pizza from Scratch - A wood-fired pizza restaurant has been announced for the retail space in the lower level of the Wells Fargo parking structure on Gallivan Ave. Projected to open in June or July.
-Good Dog, a gourmet hot dog eatery is opening in the former Quiznos location at 30 E. Broadway this winter.
-Bistro 222 – a new Italian bistro from the owner of Tuscany is opening in the street level of the 222 S Main building is opening in March.
-Sonny Bryan’s –This BBQ restaurant is second offering by the owner of Tuscany and is also opening in the ground level of the 222 S Main building in March.
-City Creek Center announced more stores opening by spring 2013: Albion Apparel, Alex & Ani and Microsoft along with two new restaurants, Johnny Rockets and BRIO Tuscan Grille. CCC reports that they will be 98% occupied at that point.
-Neumont University, a leading computer tech school has announced that it will be opening a Salt Lake campus in the in the former Tribune Building at 143 S. Main Street. Renovations are underway with occupancy scheduled for early next summer. There will be 400 students at this Main St. campus and over 80 students living in on-site student housing.
-Dickey’s BBQ – Opening on the corner of 100 and Main in the Crandall building- Date TBA

-Bangkok Terrace – Thai restaurant, opened on Gallivan Ave., January 13th
-The owner of EVA’s opened new bakery cafe called Boulangerie in the former Vasuvio’s location at 155 S. Main the second week of January
-Loft Café –Opened a second location at 248 E. 100 South in the former Nostalgia Coffee Shop location offering gourmet crepes and coffee in January
-Smoked Out Ink – Tattoo parlor opened at 262 South Main St. in early January in the former ATG Wireless location

-CUAC – (formerly Central Utah Art Center) moved downtown from Ephraim. Located at 175 E 200 South, it opened in December.
-Apple Spice Bakery & Café opened inside the Wells Fargo building at 299 South Main on the second floor in the former Fresh Aire Café location in December.
-Café Shambala took over the former Everest Tibetan restaurant location at 123 E 200 South in December.
-NATA Gallery- “Not a” gallery—is also a “pop-up” restaurant exhibiting local artists that opened in early December at 29 East 400 South in December in the former House Gallery location. Nata holds three private, interactive dinners a month at the gallery.
-Valter’s Osteria – Valter Nassi has purchased the former Metropolitan Restaurant at 173 West and opened a new Tuscan-style Italian restaurant which opened on November 16th.
-Red Queen Book Arts - A book arts gallery, opened at 171 East Broadway in November.
-La Jolla Groves – a restaurant serving healthy American cuisine just opened the first weekend of November in the former McGraths space at The Gateway.
-Malawi’s Pizza – restaurant serving Pizza’s, salads & pasta, also opened the first week of November at The Gateway in the former Tilt Arcade space.
-The Pink Flamingo Beauty Bar & Barber – opened at 353 West 200 South in October.
-The Shred Shed – An all ages music venue and art gallery featuring all types of music each weekend opened at 60 E. Exchange Place in October.
-City Creek Center had several new stores opened the last quarter of 2012: Apple, Athleta, Aveda, Anthropologie, True Religion Brand Jeans, West Elm, The Art of Shaving and Sprint
-Starbucks – opened a new flagship location on Main St. in the ground level of Crandall Building on the corner of 100 South Main on September 29th.
-Zest Kitchen & Bar, opened in mid-September at 275 South 200 West in the former Hapa Taqueria location. Offering healthy cuisine, organic wines & beers, fresh, hand crafted drinks.
-Vivace (a.k.a. Veloce) , a new quick-serve Italian restaurant from the same owners of Cucina Toscana finally opened on the corner of 300 West & 300 South in September.
-Co2 Café – restaurant opened in the former Deseret Lounge space at 323 South Main St. on Aug 29th.
-Wingers Roadhouse Cafe– opened in late August on the street level of the new Questar building at 333 State St.
-Lenny’s Subs – A new sandwich shop opened in late August at 35 East Broadway.
-Blickenstaff’s - Vintage toy and candy shop, opened at The Gateway mid-August near the Olympic Fountain.
-Called to Surf – A store selling modest swimwear and activewear for water related sports opened at The Gateway mid-August near the Olympic Fountain.
-The Loft Café – coffee and crepes, opened at 328 West 200 South in early August in the lower level of the Westgate office Building.
-Chalk Garden Co-Op opened in the former See’s Candies space in the Crandall building on the corner of 100 South Main on August 1st.
-The Tasting Room – a new event venue and also the new location of Culinary Crafts catering company opened in mid June at 357 West 200 South.
-The Peery Hotel reopened the restaurant space in the former Christopher’s Steakhouse location as the Squeezebox in mid April at 110 West 300 South.
-Urban Vintage Antiques opened this summer at 221 East Broadway in the former Slowtrain Records location.
-Mololo Greenhouse and Nursery opened in late April in the former Global Village space at 361 West 400 South across from Pioneer Park.
-Eborn Books – 254 S. Main, moving to former Sam Wellers location, Coffee Garden is staying.
-Shapiro Luggage – moved back downtown into the US Bank building at 170 S. Main St.
-Manhattan Finds – Upscale consignment shop, opening in the former Souvenir Stop location at 149 S. Main St. – opened March 22.
-The former AJ’s Quik Mart on the 300 Main St. moved next door to a new location last month and renamed the store Main St. Market.
-The Gateway – Several new merchants opened in March: Bettie Page, Epic Board Shop, Francesca’s Collection and G-Star Raw
-City Creek Center – Opened Thursday, March 22, see full list here:
-Questar moved operations into their new building at 333 S. State in late March.
-Mountain America Credit Union – moved into the retail level of the new Questar Building in mid March.
-Pallet - Contemporary American Bistro – 237 West 400 South next to The Rose Est. coffee shop, opening in mid-February.
-HARMONS – Opened Feb 15th on the corner of State St. and 100 South.
-Ray’s Barber Shop – Opened a second location at 154 S. Main in early March.
-10,000 Villages – Featuring fair-trade products from 130 artisan groups in 38 countries, opened at 120 South Main on Feb 6th.
-The Doused Shop – exclusive name brand “streetwear” opened at 353 West 200 South in January.
-Metro Bistro – coffee shop & café in the lower level of the Metro Condos at 350 South 200 East, opened mid January.
-Pebbles & Twiggs – Furniture consignment store opened in January in the former Zim’s location at 150 S. State Street.
-Plum Alley- a new Asian inspired restaurant by the owner of Copper Onion in the former Sicilia Pizza location at 221 East Broadway – opened in January.
-Roula’s Café – Moved from the Questar building into former T’s Grill location in the lobby of the Ken Garff building at the corner of 400 South Main St.

Compiled by:
Camille Winnie
, Director of Community and Business Relations
Downtown Alliance 
of Salt Lake City