Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones

“Our city has lost a friend. For more than twenty years, Valter Nassi has been a pillar of Downtown Salt Lake City and helped create the culinary scene that exists today. When visiting Valter’s Osteria, guests are transported to another world, a place where you feel loved and cared for, a place that feels like home," said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance.

“People from all over the globe know Utah because they know Valter. They know his name, his exuberance, and his love of life. These qualities are greatly needed at this time. His legacy will be remembered for years to come, and his life serves as a model for all to follow.”

In 2018, Nassi was awarded the New American Dream Award by the Salt Lake Chamber, which honored “new pioneers” and the positive impact of immigrants and how they have helped shape Utah’s history since the Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley as refugees in 1847. 

In 2013, Nassi was recognized with a Downtown Achievement Award by the Downtown Alliance for his role in elevating the culinary scene and helping to create a more dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment.

Valter Nassi died Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Banner Design & Production Companies

Alpha Graphics
www.alphagraphics.com
117 West 900 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
801-364-8451

Presto Print
www.prestoprint.espwebsite.com
3855 South 500 West, Unit J
South Salt Lake, Utah 84115
801-355-6131

Renaissance Signs
www.renaissance-signs.com
423 West 800 South, Suite A111
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
801-518-9763

SLC Print
www.slcprint.com
725 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
801-755-5759

Vision Graphics
www.visiondoesit.com
2525 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
801-973-8929

Zion Printing
www.zionprinting.com
450 South 300 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
801-532-3070

Zip Graphic
www.zipgraphic.com
515 West Pickett Circle, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-887-8000

Downtown Salt Lake CityBanner Advertising Policies and Guidelines

Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. Downtown Alliance manages the rental, installation, and content of the banners displayed on the light poles along the streets of the Salt Lake City Central Business Improvement District.

Eligible Participants

Local non-profit organizations, city and county governments or the State of Utah will have priorities and first picks. Organizations, subject matter and banner content must be approved by Downtown Alliance at least 60 days before the anticipated promotional schedule. Exceptions may be made to the policy concerning eligible participants and subject matter by Downtown Alliance for events and activities of major civic importance.

Available Space

Banner posts located on both sides of West Temple from South Temple to 200 South and State Street from South Temple to 400 South are designated for eight foot banners. All other banner poles in the central business district hold six foot banners. The maximum number of locations is limited by the space available. Space can be reserved up to one year in advance.

Cost

The cost to install, remove and maintain the banners is $25.00 per banner per month with a minimum of one month rental. Early removal fee is $10.00 per banner if run time is less than a full month.

Cost of designing, producing, and repairing the banners is the responsibility of the event/organization.

Payment

Payment is due upon approval of reservation. Any date extensions made following initial reservation will be invoiced separately. 

Pick-up/Delivery

Participants are asked to have banners printed and ready for pickup at least one week before the display schedule. 

A fee of $150 for up to 100 banners will be invoiced for pick-up and delivery within the Salt Lake Valley. Anything beyond 100 banners will be an additional fee. Pick-up/delivery outside the Salt Lake Valley will not be picked up by Eric Crowther and be the responsibility of the organization/participant. 

In consideration of other reservations, we will not guarantee that banners will be hung on time if they are not printed and ready for pick-up on time. Contact Eric Crowther at 801-349-0660 for scheduling.

Storage Fee

Storage arrangements can be made on a case by case basis. If storage is needed, a rental fee of $5 per banner/per month will be invoiced.  

Sponsorship/Underwriter Acknowledgements & Standards

Promotional banners may carry a sponsor’s logo and positioning statement. The sponsor logo and positioning statement is limited to the bottom 20 percent of the banner. Sponsor information that exceeds 6 inches across the bottom of the banner will be refused.

Banner Standards

Materials for banners include vinyl, photo/mechanical/digital printing, or screen-print. Banners must be constructed of a material that can withstand the forces of nature for the period of time they are to be displayed. Torn or damaged banners will not be hung. Downtown Alliance strongly encourages scalloped banners to withstand strong winds or to prevent loss or damage. 

Banners on State Street and West Temple are to have an overall length of 96 inches and width of 22.5 inches. There is to be a 3 inch sleeve at the top of the banner to slide over the bracket. The bottom is to have a 1.5 inch hem while the sides are to have a minimum hem of .5 inches. The graphic area is not to exceed 21 inches by 87.5 inches. There must be three grommets on the inside hem of each banner for proper attachment to the poles, they should be ½” away from the edge of the banner; for placement refer to the Downtown Alliance website for banner specifications. The inside diameter of the grommets should be 3/8” (#2) or 7/16” (#3).

Banners for placement in all other locations are to have an overall length of 72 inches and width of 22.5 inches. There is to be a 3 inch sleeve at the top of the banner to slide over the bracket. The bottom is to have a 1.5 inch hem while the sides are to have a minimum hem of .5 inches. The graphic area is not to exceed 21 inches by 66 inches. There must be three grommets on the inside hem of each banner for proper attachment to the poles; for placement refer to the Downtown Alliance website. The inside diameter of the grommets should be 3/8” (#2) or 7/16” (#3).

A list of banner production companies is available upon request. Downtown Alliance does not endorse any particular service provider.

Maintenance and Liability

Downtown Alliance or its subcontractors are not responsible for damage to the banners while they are being installed, displayed or retrieved, and stored. Damaged or dirty banners will not be displayed. The cleaning of banners is the responsibility of the leasing organization. The installation contractor will repair banners if needed while they are installed. All costs for banner repairs are the responsibility of the lessee. The installation contractor will hold banners for pick-up for one week following the final date of the display contract. After that time a storage charge of $5.00 per banner per month will be imposed. Nonpayment for the storage fee will result in disposal of the banners.

Downtown Salt Lake CityBanner Advertising Policies and Guidelines

Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. Downtown Alliance manages the rental, installation, and content of the banners displayed on the light poles along the streets of the Salt Lake City Central Business Improvement District.

Eligible Participants

Local non-profit organizations, city and county governments or the State of Utah will have priorities and first picks. Organizations, subject matter and banner content must be approved by Downtown Alliance at least 60 days before the anticipated promotional schedule. Exceptions may be made to the policy concerning eligible participants and subject matter by Downtown Alliance for events and activities of major civic importance.

Available Space

Banner posts located on both sides of West Temple from South Temple to 200 South and State Street from South Temple to 400 South are designated for eight foot banners. All other banner poles in the central business district hold six foot banners. The maximum number of locations is limited by the space available. Space can be reserved up to one year in advance.

Cost

The cost to install, remove and maintain the banners is $25.00 per banner per month with a minimum of one month rental. Early removal fee is $10.00 per banner if run time is less than a full month.

Cost of designing, producing, and repairing the banners is the responsibility of the event/organization.

Payment

Payment is due upon approval of reservation. Any date extensions made following initial reservation will be invoiced separately. 

Pick-up/Delivery

Participants are asked to have banners printed and ready for pickup at least one week before the display schedule. 

A fee of $150 for up to 100 banners will be invoiced for pick-up and delivery within the Salt Lake Valley. Anything beyond 100 banners will be an additional fee. Pick-up/delivery outside the Salt Lake Valley will not be picked up by Eric Crowther and be the responsibility of the organization/participant. 

In consideration of other reservations, we will not guarantee that banners will be hung on time if they are not printed and ready for pick-up on time. Contact Eric Crowther at 801-349-0660 for scheduling.

Storage Fee

Storage arrangements can be made on a case by case basis. If storage is needed, a rental fee of $5 per banner/per month will be invoiced.  

Sponsorship/Underwriter Acknowledgements & Standards

Promotional banners may carry a sponsor’s logo and positioning statement. The sponsor logo and positioning statement is limited to the bottom 20 percent of the banner. Sponsor information that exceeds 6 inches across the bottom of the banner will be refused.

Banner Standards

Materials for banners include vinyl, photo/mechanical/digital printing, or screen-print. Banners must be constructed of a material that can withstand the forces of nature for the period of time they are to be displayed. Torn or damaged banners will not be hung. Downtown Alliance strongly encourages scalloped banners to withstand strong winds or to prevent loss or damage. 

Banners on State Street and West Temple are to have an overall length of 96 inches and width of 22.5 inches. There is to be a 3 inch sleeve at the top of the banner to slide over the bracket. The bottom is to have a 1.5 inch hem while the sides are to have a minimum hem of .5 inches. The graphic area is not to exceed 21 inches by 87.5 inches. There must be three grommets on the inside hem of each banner for proper attachment to the poles, they should be ½” away from the edge of the banner; for placement refer to the Downtown Alliance website for banner specifications. The inside diameter of the grommets should be 3/8” (#2) or 7/16” (#3).

Banners for placement in all other locations are to have an overall length of 72 inches and width of 22.5 inches. There is to be a 3 inch sleeve at the top of the banner to slide over the bracket. The bottom is to have a 1.5 inch hem while the sides are to have a minimum hem of .5 inches. The graphic area is not to exceed 21 inches by 66 inches. There must be three grommets on the inside hem of each banner for proper attachment to the poles; for placement refer to the Downtown Alliance website. The inside diameter of the grommets should be 3/8” (#2) or 7/16” (#3).

A list of banner production companies is available upon request. Downtown Alliance does not endorse any particular service provider.

Maintenance and Liability

Downtown Alliance or its subcontractors are not responsible for damage to the banners while they are being installed, displayed or retrieved, and stored. Damaged or dirty banners will not be displayed. The cleaning of banners is the responsibility of the leasing organization. The installation contractor will repair banners if needed while they are installed. All costs for banner repairs are the responsibility of the lessee. The installation contractor will hold banners for pick-up for one week following the final date of the display contract. After that time a storage charge of $5.00 per banner per month will be imposed. Nonpayment for the storage fee will result in disposal of the banners.

Let’s crack some eggs and break some news: Curry Up Now and Mortar and Pestle are no more. The national chain that took over Cedars of Lebanon and served Indian fast casual populated the space for just two years. We’ll miss their tikka masala but are VERY excited to have locally-owned Laziz spread its wings into downtown. Kafta Burgers all around! The plan is to open in mid-September… and look for that adorable tiny bar in the back to be updated and renamed Back Door. Hey, don’t overthink it!

Across the street, a new owner is remodeling what was Cancun Cafe and is planning a Mexican restaurant featuring pescados y mariscos. Mexican del mar is a category missing in downtown, so bring on the ceviche, we’re ready!

Further down 200 comes a very intriguing new restaurant from the Bon Patt Group (owners of Chrisopher’s Prime, Fat Jack’s, and Toro Rasa). Homecoming Southern Kitchen & Bar will occupy the old Olive Garden–a very desirable space kitty corner to Hyatt Regency, which will open next month. A neon sign is up and a menu isonline, but judging by the steel framing, they have several months to go before we get to taste a Pulled Pork Melt, slicing into Prime Rib, or sample the Fried Fish Plate with hushpuppies. Oh Momma! 

We love this next story a latte. Grinding it out in the grounds of the Axis Building, Cupla Coffee is moving east of the aforementioned Homecoming! We’ve bean going for a Cupla years, espresso-ly for the lox, egg and cheese croissant, and of course those signature drinks. 

Speaking of Hyatt Regency, the new convention hotel is a gorgeous addition to the skyline. We love the renderings for the soaring, modern Lobby Bar, but even more alluring is the Catalan-influenced restaurant, Mar | Muntanya (sea and mountain). Located on the 6th floor with an outdoor terrace, it is helmed by Chef Tyson Peterson, formerly at the acclaimed Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant inside St. Regis, Deer Valley.  He recently told us to expect the menu to feature elk tenderloin, suckling pig, and the highest quality oysters. To wash it down and truly imbibe the Spanish flavors, Chef is working on a stupendous selection of sangrias as well as a gin-heavy craft cocktail menu (apparently Spaniards love gin, who knew?)

Finally, this writer recently moved into the Westgate Lofts on 200 South and what would you know? Maxwell’s Little Bar (21+) has opened directly below us, next to Vosen’s German Bakery. (We’re doomed). The adorable postage stamp space fits 30 people and offers all those beloved recipes you loved at the Main Street location. They even have a walk-up for slices! See you there soon. 

In-store shopping is coming back in a big way and it is driving entrepreneurs to find physical locations across downtown to expand, or open new businesses. 

In brick-and-mortar brands, the biggest success across the nation is fitness channels. City Creek welcomed two such businesses recently: Vuori, a premium performance apparel brand inspired by a coastal California lifestyle; and Asher, a high-quality golf apparel retailer. Also, newly-opened at City Creek is Lovisa, a fashion forward jewelry brand with ready-to-wear affordable rings, necklaces, earrings, and more.

Luxury was one of the strongest segments during the peak of the pandemic. With less entertainment spending, there was a significant increase in other disposable income. With that comes Jade Furnishings at The Gateway. What started as two friends doing residential interior design has grown into a company that has been featured on HGTV and in Sunset Magazine. Soon they will sell their highly-curated furniture from around the world to the public. They are located near the Olympic Plaza. Also opened at The Gateway, inside the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, is The Red Balloon Toy Store. We’re big fans of this Utah-based company and congratulate them on their eighth store!

Finally, sprouting on Broadway is From the Ground Up, a rock and coffee shop from local entrepreneur Kathie Chadbourne. This gem is filled with treasures including Native American art, jewelry, and unique gifts. A trickling water feature welcomes you and Kathie fills the space with a positive aura. Go find some treasures!

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After a two-year hiatus, Pie and Beer Day comes to The Gateway combined with the new Locally Made Locally Played Music Festival. Presented by The Blocks and Bad Brad Wheeler, the official sudsy celebration for alt-Utah and all things pie, beer, and music will be July 24, 12-6pm, offering more than 9,000 slices of pie and beer from 24 local breweries. 

“Sometimes, new residents of Utah can feel left out from the observances on July 24. Our celebration is inclusive and welcoming to all,” said Brad Wheeler. “I invite everyone to this wholesome, family-friendly event with the world's largest assemblage of pie and beer!” As in past years, proceeds benefit KUAA 99.9FM, a nonprofit community radio station that supports local musicians. 

Lucas Goodrich, Director of The Blocks adds, “Pie and Beer Day is a perfect opportunity to elevate Locally Made Locally Played, an initiative born out of the pandemic as a way to keep musicians employed by performing on KUAA 99.9 FM. With our return to normalcy, I’m excited to continue our efforts and bring musicians out of the studio and onto the streets.” 

Confirmed acts to perform on the north stage of The Gateway include Proper Way, Timmy The Teeth, Cowjazz, and more to be announced. 

“As a growing entertainment district continually evolving with innovative, new bars and restaurants, The Gateway and our merchants are excited to host the Pie and Beer Day celebration,” said Jacklyn Briggs, Marketing Director of The Gateway. “It’s a fun, counterculture alternative to the traditional state holiday and a unique opportunity to provide exposure to local food vendors and craft beer.”

Breweries include: Bewildered, Level Crossing, Brohemian, Salt Flats, Strap Tank, Uinta, Proper, RoHa, Epic, Red Rock, Roosters, Squatters, Wasatch, Desert Edge, Moab, Offset, Shades, Hopkins, Fisher, Salt Fire, Utog, TF Brewing, Ogden River, MTN West.

Pies are being donated from Porcupine Grill, Avenue Proper, Stein Erickson Lodge, UTOG, Oquirrh, The Dodo, Copper Onion, Eva’s Bakery, Eggs in the City, NOMAD, Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club, Pies The Limit, Goodfood Gluten Free Bakery, Rocky Mountain Pies, Tin Angel, Brewers Bread, Este Pizzeria, Emigration Cafe, Flake Pie Co., Squatters, Wasatch Brew Pub, Bakery 43, and Bricks Corner Pizza. 

   

The Locally Made Locally Played Music Festival is free to all ages. Pie Passes, sold at the door, will include five beer and pie pairings for $40. 

Join us to celebrate downtown and the creators who are making it vibrant, prosperous, and lovable! 

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022
9:00am - 11:00am
95 STATE at CITY CREEK CENTER, FLOOR 23


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2022 STATE OF DOWNTOWN AGENDA

Peter Kageyama

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Peter Kageyama, Author
For The Love of Cities

Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places. He is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders that is dedicated to improving the practice of local government. Since speaking to them in 2013, Peter has become a special advisor to America In Bloom. He is an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.

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ALUMNI OF THE CREATOR AWARD

Martine Cafe, Robin Hutcheson, Babs De Lay, Broadway Media Group, Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams, Representative Brad Wilson, Deputy Chief Mike Brown, Tom Guinney, The Depot, Mayor Ben McAdams, Valter Nassi, Neumont University, Salt Lake City Greek Festival, SelectHealth, The Downtown Merchants Association, City Creek Center, Gallivan Plaza /RDA, The Twilight Concert Series, Dick Wirick, Scott Beck, Royal Eatery, Chief Chris Burbank, OC Tanner, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mayor Ralph Becker, the Utah Jazz, Broadway Merchants, Zions Securities Corporation, Bill Knowles, XMission, Walker Center, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City Weekly, Zim's Crafts, Robert Farrington, Downtown Rising, Squatters, Bennion Jewelers, Mr. Mac, Fidelity Investments, The Summit Group, Discovery Gateway, LDS Business College, The Eccles Foundation, Utah Heritage Foundation, Wasatch Property Management, Big D Construction, Zions Bank, Cowboy Partners, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Steven and Cleves Weber, Salt Lake City Council, Bishop H. David Burton, KUTV 2News, Meier and Frank, The Outdoor Industry Association, VNU Expositions, Salt Lake City Library, Clark Planetarium, Downtown Dine O' Round, Mayor Rocky Anderson, The Gateway, Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival, Jess Agraz, Transportation Management Assoc., Tim Harpst, Salt Lake City Parking & Transportation, 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Davis County Transportation Tax Initiative, Rick Davis, The Wells Fargo Center, The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake Art Center, Broadway Lofts, Zephyr Club, Utah Opera Company, TRAX-Utah Transit Authority, Hotel Monaco, Jon Schumann, Sr., FFKR Architects, Gastronomy, Inc., Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe Woodbury, Gallivan Plaza, KSL Television, Hansen Planetarium, Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, Naylor Wentworth Architects, Bill Martin, J. Michael Martin, Cordant Technologies, Edwards & Daniels Architects, Living Traditions Festival, David Winder/Lou Watson, Greek Festival, Tony Caputo's Market, Sam Weller, Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, Temple Square Concert Series, Utah Arts Festival, Downtown Farmers Market, Simmons Radio Group, Salt Palace Convention Center, Brownstone Building, The Metropolitan, I. J. Wagner, Overland Development, Art Access, City Creek Park and Brigham Historic Park, Salt Lake Chamber, KTVX, American Stores Company, Henderson Building, Artspace, California Tire & Rubber Co., Stephen Goldsmith, Fred Ball, Salt Lake County, American Investment Bank, First Night, KRCL, Rio Grande Neighborhood Council, George Hofman, Harris Simmons, Hal Clyde, Neal Stowe, Salt Lake Gallery Association, Exchange Place Partnership, Zivio Ethnic Arts Ensemble, KSL TV/Radio, Salt Lake Redevelopment Agency, Non-Profit Housing Corp., Peter Lassic, John Williams, Eddie Bauer, The Gap, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Deseret News, Verl Topham, Larry H. Miller, SLCPD Bike Squad, 111 Main/City Creek Reserve, Gail Miller & Miller Family, Salt Lake Tribune, Vestar Corporation, Cultural Core & Vasilios Priskos.

February 02, 2022

GROOVE at GALLIVAN

Ice Skate Disco: sizzling DJ vibes on the ice at Gallivan Center!

Social Antidote, Bandah, and friends will turn up the heat on the Gallivan ice rink experience on three Fridays in February with thundering music and dynamic club lighting from 6pm to 10pm, February 11, 18, 25. 

“I floated the idea of making the ice rink a disco dance floor and The Blocks loved it,” said Norbert Bueno, director of Social Antidote. “Even if you don’t skate, journey downtown and enjoy the music and atmosphere. This show is free and open to all.” 

“February doesn’t have to be drab,” said Lucas Goodrich, director of THE BLOCKS. “We are brightening the night with artistry and joy. Skaters can disco on the ice as Social Antidote illuminates the Plaza with club lighting and music echoing through downtown. Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing decisions.”

Revelers can also enjoy GLOW, a temporary sculpture garden staged at Gallivan Center. Ice skating at Gallivan costs $10 and is open every day.

Attention all downtown restaurant, bar, retail, arts and hospitality workers 16 or older. Below is information on how you can secure a COVID-19 vaccination as quickly as possible. Your vaccination will help protect you and your customers as we continue our path to recovery.

Salt Lake County Health Department - Registration is now open at https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/vaccine/ Note: SLCO appointments will be for dates after April 4, as appointments through April 3 are booked by people belonging to previously eligible groups.

Vaccinate.Utah.Gov - Online registration begins Wednesday, March 24th. After you've scheduled your appointment, be sure to check back periodically as cancellations and new slots will open up.

Call nearby pharmacies - Local pharmacy "waste lists" are a real option for anyone age 16+ in Utah right now. Call or visit at the end of the day and ask if they have any leftover doses. Tell them you live or work nearby and can on-call for leftover doses. Don't be concerned about jumping the line -- your initiative is helping providers be more efficient in getting expiring doses to people who need them. After getting your first dose, they will schedule your second dose for 4 weeks in the future. Find local pharmacies here: https://vaccinefinder.org/search/

Pharmacies are responsible for scheduling their own vaccine appointments. To find out more about pharmacy vaccinations, visit each site’s website at the links below.

Dan’s Fresh Market
Fresh Market
Harmon’s
Macey’s
Smith’s
Walgreens
Walmart
Intermountain Healthcare
University of Utah Healthcare

Cover your bases!
You can also pre-register for a spot now at the Nomi Health website through the state: https://getmyshot.utah.gov/

If you have any additional questions regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine, visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/

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