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May 21, 2018 Written by

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Campos Coffee | Campos has 7 flagship Campos Coffee cafes, roasteries in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and an amazing network of partner cafes across Australia. They have at least one social project in each region we buy from. They’ve built a school building in Papua New Guinea. They’ve purchased a large tractor for a coffee farming co-op in Kenya and built hundreds of drying beds. They’ve been major funders in Open Heart – a program that sends Australian heart surgeons to Rwanda to perform life-saving operations on children that would otherwise have no access to cardiovascular specialists. They are major supporters of a school building project in Ethiopia to house 1000 students and a school library in El Salvador. And these are just some of the many social projects they’re proud to have played a part in with the Campos Coffee history.

Este Deli | 238 S Main  | Eleven years ago Dave Heiblim brought New York Style Pizza to Salt Lake. Since its inception, Este Pizza has opened three locations (Sugarhouse, Downtown & Park City) and has won the Salt Lake City Weekly’s readers poll for “Best Pizza” numerous times. Locals and East Coast transplants alike can testify to the authenticity of Este’s offerings. Now Este is bringing “Deli” to Utah and offering an array of classic sandwiches from the East Coast and beyond. Classics hoagies include the Italian, Cheesesteak, Buffalo Chicken and Chicken, Eggplant and Meatball Parmesan.

LaBarba Coffee |  The Gateway | They make one of the best cups of coffee in Utah—and maybe the West. And now, they are moving their downtown location to The Gateway. LaBarba Coffee has announced plans to open its newest location in the heart of downtown’s up-and-coming sports and entertainment district, set to open Spring 2018.

London Belle | 319 South Main Street | From those that brought you downtown hits like Pleiku and the short-lived SoCo, London Belle is anticipated to open in the spring. Named after one of Utah’s most high profile madames, it is located near the historic Boston and Newhouse Buildings. Taking the place of SoCo, this upscale bar will feature a diverse menu with unique offerings and craft cocktails. #redlightslc

MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza | The Gateway | MidiCi has made a name for itself by offering authentic Neapolitan thin crust pizza, baked in handmade wood-fired ovens imported from Italy—right in the center of its restaurants—so that patrons can see exactly what goes into everything they make.

Sicilia Mia | 8 East Broadway | According to Salt Lake Magazine, “This is the Italian restaurant Salt Lake has been waiting for!” The downtown location will be opening late October/ early November. 

Recently Opened

Dave and Busters | The Gateway | The Gateway has announced the opening of entertainment and dining chain Dave and Buster’s, which is now open! 

Access Salt Lake | 175 W 200 South Ste. 100 | An emerging co-working space that connects small businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources and network they need to grow and incubate their businesses. 

Cupla Coffee | 175 West 200 South Inside the Axis Business Building | Identical twins, Abigail Purdie and Bethany Heath are the dynamic duo behind Utah’s one and only Cupla Coffee House. “We pride ourselves on sourcing our green bean from a lovely selection of quality coffee plantations from around the world. Our beans are organic, fair trade and shade grown. We rotate our coffee according to availability, seasonality, and supply. Along with being a high altitude roastery which allows Cupla to create deliciously unique flavors and quality notes to our roasts, we are also a small batch, tabletop roasting company. This technique allows the beans to be precisely roasted and gives our company the ability to offer fresh and high-quality product every batch, every day.”

Doki Doki | 249 E 400 S | Rolled ice cream is starting to take off in a big way, and new eateries offering the tasty spirals of frozen goodness are finding ways to present them with something unexpected. At Doki Doki, which celebrated its grand opening at the tail end of February, they're rolling up their ice cream inside sweet Japanese crêpes. To drink, Doki Doki serves different cream teas, along with boba tea for those who like their beverages to have a bit of texture. Beat the summer rush and get there now.

Quarters Arcade Bar | 5 East 400 South | Located in the basement of the historic New Grand Hotel, Quarters is downtown Salt Lake City’s first beer arcade. Quarters provides a casual, comfortable gaming and social environment paired with craft cocktails and beer as well as familiar and affordable liquor and brews.

Soundwell | 149 West 200 South| Previously known as Club Elevate, this is Salt Lake’s newest music venue. Located in the heart of downtown, the fully remodeled space opened in April 2018 offering top-notch talent, and premium sound in an intimate 600 person venue.

True Gentleman Custom Suits | 281 S Weechquootee Plaza |Buying fine clothing should be an experience that is unlike any other! True Gentleman is turning men's fashion in custom tailored clothing into a lifestyle, not just a brand. We are continuously pushing the men's fashion industry to new heights and are changing the way people perceive the clothing buying experience specifically, bespoke suits. Founded in late 2013 True Gentleman has grown to be a nationwide brand with customers ranging from top executives, billboard music award winners, and professional athletes.