Downtown News and Blog

Word on the Street - June 2019

June 20, 2019 Written by Derek Deitsch

Published in Downtown News and Blog

The sun is shining and the streets are buzzing with plenty of summer activity. Walk around downtown during the lunch hour and you’ll find patios filled up with happy diners. Some might say they feel like they’re in a different city, but I say this is the new normal for Salt Lakers. This vibrancy will only continue to grow with many new stores, restaurants, and bars joining the scene throughout the summer.

Of course, be sure to check out previous posts for even more upcoming downtown businesses!

Recently Opened

Böhme | At City Creek Center
The Sandy-based boutique has made its return to Downtown SLC. The Böhme sisters, originally from Brazil, curate a specialized collection of trendy women’s apparel for. Look no further for some unique looks to add to your wardrobe.
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Ginger Street | 324 South State Street
After much ado, Ginger Street has finally opened its doors! The sophisticated, fast-casual restaurant offers “Southeast Asian Hawker Styler Street Food.” In case it isn’t totally clear what that means, think pad thai, orange chicken, dumplings, and steamed buns. Keep in mind they’ve got some unique ice cream offerings as well. A “wok up” window is coming soon to satisfy you even when you’re on the go!
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Grow Kratom | 219 East Broadway
It’s always a surprise to see what pops up on the always-quirky Broadway. This kratom shop is your go-to destination to find all things to do with the Southeast Asain herbal supplement.
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Ibiza Ultra Lounge | 180 West 400 South
Nightlife goers have a new party destination downtown. Ibiza opened last month in the location previously occupied by Moose Lounge. Don’t miss out on your chance to party away in the island party club!

Kendra Scott | At City Creek Center
The new addition at City Creek Center makes it easier than ever to accessorize your life. You’ll find selections of jewelry and home decor to match any personality, and you can even visit the Color Bar to design your own unique pieces!
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MAIZE | On Regent Street
Taco truck turned taco shop, MAIZE is a prime option for authentic Mexican food. Watch the tortillas made fresh and the al pastor carved right in front of you. In addition to the tacos ranging from shrimp to veggie, you can choose from classics like quesadillas, Mexican street corn, grilled cactus, and fruit paletas.
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Steyk Center | 207 East Broadway
Tavernacle fans may have noticed the construction next door, and you can finally visit its sister restaurant. The just-as-punny Steyk Center offers an assortment of experimental pub fare, including the namesake steyk stick. This is an ideal spot if you’re looking for a full meal to start your night before dueling pianos.
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Turmeric | On Regent Street
The team at Turmeric specializes in real Indian cuisine, traveling to the country every few years to hone their craft. Visit in the evening for your choice of street food or more sophisticated options. If you’re looking to sample it all, the lunch buffet is a can’t-miss option for your day!
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Opening Soon

Hot Buns | 111 East Broadway
Serving out of the window on the east side of Copper Common, Hot Buns will feature a menu of Asian street food. As the name implies, the literal hole in the wall will serve hot buns along with noodles and other favorites. We’re definitely excited to see some more life coming around Edison Street!
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Do you know of a new business I missed? Got a tip of one getting ready to open? Let me know at