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Posts from May 2013

Salt Lake County and Ballet West Prep for Capitol Theatre Renovation and Construction


By Ben Fulton, The Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake County and Ballet West have trumpeted the imminent renovation of Capitol Theatre and construction of the new Jessie Eccles Quinney Center for Dance ever since announcing those plans in October 2010. Now, 32 months after that announcement, the county and its partner dance company held an open house

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites receives 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from Tripadvisor


Salt Lake City, UT – Locally owned Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City recently received a 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award from Tripadvisor TM , an industry leader in assisting customers in gathering travel information, posting reviews, and opinions of travel-related content. This prestigious award places Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites

Salt Lake City has highest rate of gay parents in U.S.


By Lindsay Whitehurst, The Salt Lake Tribune - Salt Lake City has a higher percentage of same-sex couples raising children than any other metro area in the country, according to a new report. Though the city doesn’t have the country’s largest gay and lesbian community, Utah’s capital city and its suburbs boast the highest rate — 26 percent —

The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass is Your Ticket to Summer Fun


SALT LAKE CITY (May 2013) –The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass allows locals and visitors to take full advantage of the city’s proximity to both urban and mountain adventures. The pass is a streamlined and cost-saving way to enjoy 13 of Salt Lake’s top attractions and is the next best thing to having a personal travel planner book your “fun

New Mountain Coaster Highlights Family Summer at Snowbird


SNOWBIRD, UT (MAY 2013) – Free outdoor movies and concerts, stargazing on Hidden Peak, a new Mountain Coaster and nine weekends of Oktoberfest make Snowbird the ideal family getaway this summer. “This year, we focused on creating events and activities that will delight the entire family,” said Dave Fields, Vice President of Resort Operations.

New Downtown Hotels Announced

5/16/2013 Salt Lake City – A group of companies has announced plans to develop two hotels, a structured parking garage and mixed-use retail on a 3.26 acre development site in downtown Salt Lake, adjacent to Energy Solutions Arena. The group consists of Alex. Brown Realty, Inc. (ABR), in conjunction with PEG Development (PEG) and Blue

Salt Lake's Downtown Farmers Market set to open June 8: kick-off party on June 4


By, Shad Engkilterra, -- The Downtown Farmers Market will open on June 8, 2013 with new extended hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring local growers and local crafts, the Downtown Farmers Market is located at Pioneer Park (300 S 300 W) in Salt Lake City. There are several benefits that the Market brings to the community including

Twilight Concert Series 2013 lineup announced


SALT LAKE CITY — The Twilight Concert Series announced its annual lineup of concerts for the summer. The series will run July 18 through September 5. Big names like Belle and Sebastian, Kid Cudi, The Flaming Lips and MGMT are among the bands heading to Salt Lake City this summer. Casey Jarman, Twilight’s director, says the concert series

City Spotlight: Salt Lake City


By Parrish Walton, Connect Magazine -- The first thing you’ll notice when arriving in Salt Lake City is how small it feels. Sure, it has all of the essentials of any major hub, but it doesn’t quite feel like a big city. It’s almost quaint. The Wasatch Mountains on one side and the Rockies on the other seem to insulate the area, giving off a