Downtown News and Blog

November 14, 2017

Where the Magic Happens - Meet the exhibit…

“I don’t have any numbers to back this up, but…
October 25, 2017

Flying Objects

Downtown is made more whimsical, interesting and unique through arts…
October 11, 2017

Word on the Street - Fall 2017

The newly revamped Regent Street is set to be a…
September 25, 2017

Hot and Happening

Take a stroll through downtown Salt Lake City and you…
September 11, 2017

Pouring Local

Craft cocktails have hit their stride in Salt Lake City.…
August 23, 2017

Downtown Living

In his 16 years downtown, Matt Manes, a graphic designer…
August 15, 2017

Doing Well by Doing Good

Downtown is the state’s center for government, culture, religion and…
August 08, 2017

A City We Can Bank On

Cradled at the base of the Wasatch mountains lies a…
July 07, 2017

Word on the Street - Summer 2017

This is the first installment of a series highlighting new…
June 28, 2017

Block 67 - The Emerging Sports & Entertainment…

Situated between 100 South and 200 South, and 300 West…
June 20, 2017

Dining Around The World

Dining around the world in Salt Lake City, Utah, is…
June 07, 2017

City Creek Canyon: Downtown’s Year Round Playground

When we think of a “complete city,” urban planning experts…
May 17, 2017

Urban Exploration: Boston - Day 2

The Downtown Alliance can learn from the successes of other…
May 17, 2017

Urban Exploration: Boston - Day 1

The Downtown Alliance can learn from the successes of other…
May 08, 2017

New Edition of Downtown the Magazine

The Spring/Summer 2017 edition of Downtown the Magazine has hit…
April 18, 2017

Flying Objects 4.0

Since 2014, the Flying Objects program has lined 300 South…
April 06, 2017

Quench Your Thirst on National Beer Day

Today is National Beer Day! Come downtown to quench your…
March 30, 2017

In Pictures: Downtown Garden Stroll

From March through May, downtown bursts with colors of spring.…
March 08, 2017

Small Business Day

Register today to attend Small Business Day on Thursday, March…
January 30, 2017

Almuerzo Feliz con Tacos (Happy with Lunch Tacos)

It’s like a blank canvas—warm corn or flour tortillas. Inside…
January 10, 2017

It Takes A Team

Our city is at its best when we come together…
November 21, 2016

Ballet West’s Nutcracker in a Nutshell

For six decades, Ballet West’s The Nutcracker has been a…
November 07, 2016

Winter Market Turns Five

To many Utahns the first official sign of summer is…
October 26, 2016

Code Lake City

Mo Reeder knows a lot about coding and technology hubs.…
October 17, 2016

Culture + Commerce Combine in a Downtown that…

It can be difficult to finish one project on time,…
October 04, 2016

Neumont University: Tech Success from Salt Lake's Epicenter

It’s an idyllic downtown Saturday morning in early June. Even…
September 21, 2016

New Face in Town: Cotopaxi

Who is cotopaxi?Cotopaxi is an outdoor gear brand with a…

Where the Magic Happens - Meet the exhibit managers who help entertain, captivate and create wonder at three beloved downtown museums

14 November 2017 Written by
“I don’t have any numbers to back this up, but I would bet that Salt Lake City has one of the highest numbers of museums per capita in the country,” speculated Clark Planetarium Education and Exhibits Manager Durand “Duke” Johnson as toddlers and tweens bobbed and weaved around him on a typically busy afternoon inside the planetarium’s gallery/lobby space. But as anyone who’s visited one knows, a museum is only as relevant as its exhibits.Here we introduce you to the people who make relevancy happen at three of downtown Salt Lake City’s most enduring museums: the Utah Museum of Contemporary…

Flying Objects

25 October 2017 Written by
Downtown is made more whimsical, interesting and unique through arts and culture. Our one-of-a-kind murals, installations and sculptures all add to downtown’s colorful presence. We’re privileged to have a plethora of public art downtown—art free and accessible to everyone— supported by both private and public entities. Utah’s capital city has a long-standing tradition of financially supporting artists and the arts, in all forms, to add to the city’s diversity and vitality. Public art, along with architecture, landscape, and people, create a unique identity distinct to our place.  Recognizing the social and economic benefits realized through an aesthetic experience in public…

Word on the Street - Fall 2017

11 October 2017 Written by
The newly revamped Regent Street is set to be a downtown destination for years to come. Several storefronts along the street will soon be home to an eclectic mix of fast casual, fine-dining and first to market concepts in downtown Salt Lake City.Major improvements are also happening at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz. The $125 million in renovations have just finished and will include several local eateries throughout the arena.Fireside on Regent | 126 Regent Street | Open - Fireside is a fine dining destination with a neighborhood bar destination feel. The restaurant focuses on…

Downtown Living

23 August 2017 Written by
In his 16 years downtown, Matt Manes, a graphic designer has experienced several iterations of downtown Salt Lake.When Manes first moved downtown, the Gateway Shopping Center had just opened.  The shopping center, on the western edge of downtown, was the first large mixed-use project to be built downtown in decades and brought hundreds of residents to the area.  Over the next several years, the Gateway would also be attributed to the decline of activity on Main Street. In 2012, a decade after the Gateway opened the energy has moved back to Main Street.  It was that year that the City…

Doing Well by Doing Good

15 August 2017 Written by
Downtown is the state’s center for government, culture, religion and much more. Here at Downtown the Magazine, we’d argue downtown is also state’s philanthropic center as well. The generosity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cannot be understated, as well as a litany of local leaders who donate their time and resources in the name of a better community, plus countless public initiatives. Volumes can (and have) been written about most of these people and organizations, but there are three downtown “do-gooders” we’re especially proud of. Cotopaxi, Utah Woolen Mills and Even Stevens have hearts as large…

A City We Can Bank On

08 August 2017 Written by
Cradled at the base of the Wasatch mountains lies a city rich in history, culture and commerce. Every downtown block houses diverse and industrious businesses - bistros and bars, farmers markets, housing developments, boutique shopping malls and Broadway theaters. This desirable urban district to live, work and play in is thriving thanks to the support of the community and members of the local financial institutions. Downtown Salt Lake is proud to be home to many banks and financial institutions who provide commercial and retail banking and lending services to the community. Goldman Sachs, America First Credit Union, Wells Fargo, Zions…

Word on the Street - Summer 2017

07 July 2017 Written by
This is the first installment of a series highlighting new businesses in Downtown Salt Lake City. We will feature several businesses that have recently opened in the downtown area. These will include: retail shops, restaurants, businesses new to Salt Lake City, and favorite local spots. Follow along as we discover the newest and greatest places in Salt Lake City! Highlights: Rich Innovation | 316 West 200 South Ste. #107Software Development and ConsultingJustin and Kristina Rich have been working in the software industry for more than 15 years.  Over the years, it became clear that their greatest strength as a team…

City Creek Canyon: Downtown’s Year Round Playground

07 June 2017 Written by
When we think of a “complete city,” urban planning experts point to five opportunities that should be among a region’s best within a downtown: live, work, shop, eat and play. The first four are fairly straightforward, but the “play” variable takes on a double meaning. Usually thought of in cultural sense—think art, music and theatre—the best cities also have expansive green spaces, such as parks. Salt Lake City covers all five (or six) of these amenities with ease. But, it’s our other play options that set us apart from any other city on the globe. Namely, City Creek Canyon. City…

Urban Exploration: Boston - Day 2

17 May 2017 Written by
The Downtown Alliance can learn from the successes of other cities and downtowns throughout the country. The Urban Exploration program brings public and private sector leaders together to learn about the best practices of other cities. This is the fourth in a series of annual trips sponsored by the Downtown Alliance to build relationships and learn from the success of other communities. The Urban Exploration program is a working trip focused on building relationships and inspiring innovation in downtown Salt Lake City. We are currently working to strategically select projects in Boston that correlate to emerging initiatives and issues in…

Urban Exploration: Boston - Day 1

17 May 2017 Written by
The Downtown Alliance can learn from the successes of other neighborhoods and downtowns throughout the country. The Urban Exploration program brings public and private sector leaders together to learn about the best practices of other cities. This is the fourth in a series of annual trips sponsored by the Downtown Alliance to build relationships and learn from the success of other communities. The Urban Exploration program is a working trip focused on building relationships and inspiring innovation in downtown Salt Lake City. This year's urban exploration participants will learn about downtown Boston's Public Market, private management of public spaces, clean…

New Edition of Downtown the Magazine

08 May 2017 Written by
The Spring/Summer 2017 edition of Downtown the Magazine has hit the streets! Pick up an issue to see how The Gateway is becoming an emerging entertainment destination, discover how you can escape the hustle and bustle of downtown within minutes in City Creek Canyon, check out some of our favorite restaurant patios, meet downtown businesses who are helping to better the community and a whole lot more!  Launch the entire digital magazine HERE.

Flying Objects 4.0

18 April 2017 Written by
Since 2014, the Flying Objects program has lined 300 South with different flying themed sculptures created by local artists. Now in it's fifth and final iteration, the 18 new sculptures will remain as permanent public art. If you were a fan of specific pieces that have since been taken down, you can purchase them by contacting the Salt Lake Arts Council. Come downtown and see all 18 for yourself! View our gallery below: