Third Sun

Third Sun

January 10, 2020


Far from a sleepy perception that people might have of downtown SLC, evenings from Main Street and surrounding streets are hopping with bars and restaurants intermixed with performance venues, with some of the finest world-class entertainment and mixologists you'll find anywhere. See a list of bars and restaurants that are currently open here. 

The Latest in Downtown Nightlife

August 30, 2018

Derek Deitsch

Business Development Manager


The Downtown Street Ambassadors work tirelessly to ensure everyone is welcome and safe downtown. They are on the streets daily helping people find their way, assisting businesses, and referring people in need to qualified service providers.  

The Ambassadors: 

  • Answer visitors' questions about where to go, what to see and what to do.
  • Help people in crisis get the shelter, food and health care services that they need.
  • Assist retailers who need help clearing a disturbance in their store or an encampment blocking access to their business.
  • Provide a friendly, uniformed presence to promote safety and discourage criminal activity.  

Ambassadors are a community-based public-safety resource.  They are not law enforcement. Businesses in the downtown service area can request the Ambassador team's assistance by calling (801) 541-0434.

The ambassadors are managed by the Downtown Alliance with generous support from Salt Lake City and Visit Salt Lake.

February 15, 2018

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July 18, 2017

Ryan Mack

Director, Communication & Marketing

801 859-3587

July 18, 2017

Nancy Kaschmitter

Operations Coordinator


July 18, 2017

Alison Einerson

Executive Director - Urban Food Connections of Utah


July 18, 2017

Dee Brewer

Executive Director


April 27, 2017

Thank You!

Thank you for your nomination for the Achievement Awards. We appreciate your time and will review your nominee.

The Downtown Alliance Board is made up of 12 at large representatives who represent commercial property interests in the Central Business District bounded by 300 East, North Temple, 400 South and Interstate-15. Six additional ex-officio members represent the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, Salt Lake City Mayor, Salt Lake County Mayor, Salt Lake City Council, Visit Salt Lake and Downtown Merchants Association. The Board sets policy objectives and provides oversight for the Downtown Alliance and its affiliated companies and programs. The Board meets monthly. Members also serve on the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors. New members are nominated and elected by the existing Board. Members serve two year terms with an unlimited number of possible terms.

Downtown Alliance Board of Advisors

  • Kim Abrams, Goldman Sachs (Chair)
  • Lloyd Allen, CBRE
  • Matt Baldwin, CCRI (Past Chair)
  • Allison Behjani, Ray Quinney & Nebeker
  • Bruce Bingham, Hamilton Partners, Inc.
  • Nate Boyer, Boyer Company
  • John Dahlstrom, Wasatch Properties
  • Mervyn Arnold, Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
  • Derek Miller, President & CEO, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Abby Murtagh, Hilton (Vice/Incoming Chair)
  • Jim Olson, Utah Jazz / Larry H. Miller Entertainment
  • Linda Wardell, City Creek Center
  • Nico Priskos, Internet Properties 


  • Kaitlin Eskelson, Visit Salt Lake
  • Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City 
  • Barb Guy, SLFS
  • Ben Kolendar, Salt Lake City Economic Development
  • Ana Valdemoros, Salt Lake City Council 
  • Mayor Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County
  • David Litvak, Salt Lake City


Downtown Development Committee: The Downtown Development Committee provides a platform for downtown stakeholders interested in developing and implementing economic development strategies and influencing public policy that enhances downtown's economic prosperity and regional competitive advantage. This group advocates for important issues to improve the ability of downtown Salt Lake City to compete for additional investment and for stakeholders to achieve their property and investment goals. Participation in this committee is by invitation. If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please contact Derek Deitsch at .

Co-Chairs: Mike Ferro, InterNet Properties, and Ronda Landa, First American Title

Downtown Transportation Committee: The Downtown Transportation Committee is a platform for downtown stakeholders to convene and collaboratively address issues related to transportation and parking management. This group consists of representatives from the private and public sectors to develop unique solutions to create a vibrant and walkable urban core in downtown Salt Lake City. Participation in this committee is by invitation. If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please contact Jessica Thesing at .

Co-Chairs: Bruce Lyman, CCRI/PRI, and Megan Townsend, Wasatch Front Regional Council

Downtown Merchant Association: The Downtown Merchant Association is a business organization that has been an advocate for downtown business owners for more than 80 years. It is attended by business owners and managers from retail, restaurants, bars, and arts organizations to discuss downtown issues related to business operation, getting updates on upcoming relevant events, and creating new ways to develop the downtown retail core. Meetings are open to any business in the downtown area. If you are interested in receiving communications or participating in committee meetings, please contact Derek Deitsch at .

Chair: Maxwell Christen, Squatters