Downtown News and Blog

Word on the Street - January 2020

January 23, 2020 Written by Derek Deitsch

Published in Downtown News and Blog

Welcome to the new year! We’re seeing good progress on many of the projects we’ve already announced, and are hearing some more already coming down the pipeline. Keep an eye on the blog because 2020 is sure to bring plenty of new business activity. 

Recently Opened

Blue Marlin | 136 East South Temple
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Photo courtesy of Stuart Melling | Gastronomic SLC

This new restaurant at the base of South Temple Tower considers itself to be a blend of new American and traditional Japanese cuisines. In addition to a full sushi menu, you’ll find an assortment of innovative small plates and chef-driven entrees. Though not quite available yet, you won’t want to miss the omakase dinner, a multi-course dining experience specially designed by the chef.

City Corner | 218 South 300 East
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From the looks of it, the City Corner convenience store on North Temple has opened a second location on the eastern edge of downtown. While not a full-fledged grocer, this should prove to be a real convenience for what will continue to be an expanding residential area.

Everything Utah | 311 South State Street
It’s no secret that Salt Lake City has a bustling tourism economy. We expect it to continue growing, so it only makes sense for a local souvenir shop to pop up on State Street. Everything Utah focuses on curating a selection of local goods that celebrate our great State and City.

HallPass | At The Gateway
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It’s high time for Salt Lake City to finally be getting a food hall to call our own. Vendors will include eight restaurants and two bars, such as the popular Vegas concept SkinnyFATS, CodSpeed, Beer Zombies, and Raining Ramen. Get ready for a new go-to spot for everything from breakfast to your late-night drinks!

Opening Soon 

The Shop | 340 East 400 South
As coworking concepts continue to flourish in the downtown area, we are excited to see The Shop expand from its home in New Orleans. It will be a part of the larger development going on that corner known as The Exchange. With an array of different housing options at The Exchange, this will be a true live-work opportunity. Keep an eye out as there are other planned retail elements of this project we’ll be able to tell you about soon!  

Do you know of a new business I missed? Got a tip of one getting ready to open? Let me know at !