Word on the Street - July 2020

July 07, 2020 Written by

What a year it’s been since our last post at the start of January! We have certainly faced some challenges as a result of the earthquake in March and the ongoing tribulations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the details and timeline are uncertain, we are confident that Downtown SLC is poised to bounce back and make a strong recovery.

Retail and dining have been hit especially hard. We have seen the majority of the retail shops downtown reopen with added health and safety precautions, and are constantly tracking the activation of bars and restaurants. It may be hard to believe, but there is new retail activity despite the challenging climate. See below for some of the new restaurants and retail stores, and keep an eye on our blog as we expect to see even more in the near future!

Recently Opened

Gradient | At The Gateway
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The latest addition to The Gateway’s retail mix, Gradient is focused on customizing skincare and wellness products to meet your needs. A bulk refill bar is available for you to create and refill mixes, ranging from beauty care to herbal teas. Eventually, they will offer workshops and events, including botanical distillations.

Kin Sen Asian Noodle Bar | 365 West 400 South
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Kin Sen occupies the previous Tin Angel space occupied when the eatery moved to its new home at Eccles Theater. Located just south of Pioneer Park, the noodle bar boasts an enviable patio with quaint indoor seating options. The menu features a range of Asian offerings, from soups to rice and noodle bowls. You may want to leave some room for one of their tasty dessert options!

Miss Misc. | 239 East Broadway
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This unique boutique opened its doors not long before the pandemic hit earlier this year. Pronounced “missy,” Miss Misc. offers an array of clothing and accessories you aren’t likely to find elsewhere in SLC. In an effort to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, the shop is getting creative with window shopping tactics and other shopping experiences.

Red Lotus Bistro | 329 South State Street
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Red Lotus took over this State Street storefront right in the heat of the outbreak. They were able to quickly pivot to offer effective curbside pickup for its menu, and are now offering patio seating for dine-in service. The menu features elevated versions of many of your favorite Chines and Vietnamese dishes.

Salt Palace Visitors Center & Gift Shop | 90 South West Temple

Visit Salt Lake recently completed renovations on the visitors center at the Salt Palace. Along with a fresh look and feel, they have updated their inventory with a stronger focus on curating unique, local goods. For a limited time, you can get 40% off all products in the gift shop, perfect for some Salt Lake memorabilia whether you’re a native or just visiting.

Tune In Mindfulness | 250 East Broadway

From some the team behind Salt Lake Power Yoga and Peak 45, Tune In Mindfulness expands on your physical wellbeing through meditation and mindfulness practice. They are currently offering options to take part in the classes either responsibly in-person at the studio or virtually through Zoom. Check out the website to see available classes for all different levels.

Opening Soon 

Edison House | 335 South 200 West

This new social club aims to create memorable experiences for a new generation of members. The clubhouse will have a number of venues to include a fitness center and pool, multiple lounges, a ground-floor restaurant and bar, and a rooftop bar. If you become a member, you’ll be able to take part in programming ranging from lectures and performances to galas and rooftop movies. Keep an eye out for Edison House to open in 2021!

Chettinad House | 169 South Main Street

After a few years sitting vacant, the old Lamb’s Grill space on Main Street will soon see new life! Chettinad House is poised to open any day now, offering a diverse menu of authentic Indian dishes. The final touches are being finished to ensure a safe dining experience at the restaurant even in the midst of the pandemic. You’ll want to watch their Facebook page for opening details in the next week so you can be one of the first to experience the newly-renovated space.

Lemon Shark Poké | 8 East Broadway

This will be the first Utah location for the Southern California-based Lemon Shark. Located in the historic Judge building, the restaurant will offer a selection of poké bowls featuring fresh, locally-crafted ingredients. You’ll have your choice of poké classics like ahi tuna and salmon as well as octopus, calamari, and tofu. 

Do you know of a new business we missed? Got a tip of one getting ready to open? Let us know by e-mailing !