DOWNTOWN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DOWNTOWN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) TRAX train collides with car in downtown Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58456886-78/car-train-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58456886-78/car-train-lake-salt.html.csp">TRAX train collides with car in downtown Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Pamela Manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T09:09:03.48-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Authorities were working to clear a downtown Salt Lake City intersection after a TRAX train struck a car. The car’s driver, a 70-year-old man, was taken to a hospital but did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, according to Remi Barron, spokesman for the Utah Transit Authority. Three other people in the car were being treated at the scene for minor injuries, said Salt Lake City police Capt. John Cardona. Nobody on the train was injured. The collision occurred just after 8 p.m. at 200 S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58456886@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:09:03 MDT Downtown Salt Lake City activist Reuel Ware dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58447187-78/ware-salt-lake-downtown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58447187-78/ware-salt-lake-downtown.html.csp">Downtown Salt Lake City activist Reuel Ware dies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T10:45:23.683-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charles “Reuel” Ware, longtime owner of Reuel’s Art & Frame and civic activist in downtown Salt Lake City, died Monday after a 24-year battle with cancer. Dorothy Ware said her husband passed away early Monday at age 82. “He died with a smile on his face,” she said. Ware was born to Charles M. and Beatrice Ware in Salt Lake City on Sept. 8, 1932. He graduated from East High School and the University of Utah. He married Dorothy Midgley in 1954 and then served in the Air Force until 1958. In 196...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58447187@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:45:23 MDT Big residential complex coming to 400 South block http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58424130-79/south-400-complex-downtown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58424130-79/south-400-complex-downtown.html.csp">Big residential complex coming to 400 South block</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T13:43:57.86-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 01:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One of Utah’s leading developers is planning a residential complex on prime land near the busy intersection of 400 South and 700 East in Salt Lake City. Jake Boyer, president and CEO of The Boyer Company, confirmed his company is now in the design phase for a mixed-use project at the high profile downtown site, focused primarily on high-density housing. The company hopes to begin construction in early 2015, he said. The 3.18-acre cluster of parcels is tucked just east of Litzas Pizza restaurant...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424130@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:43:57 MDT Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park due for face-lift http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403695-78/park-pioneer-coalition-homeless.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403695-78/park-pioneer-coalition-homeless.html.csp">Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park due for face-lift</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By christopher smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T07:54:42.349-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 07:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Imagine residents of downtown Salt Lake City strolling to Pioneer Park to toss a Frisbee or spread out a picnic and enjoy the day along with other folks, who happen to be homeless. For the nonprofit Pioneer Park Coalition, it’s not an impossible dream. Local funding for a federal-matching grant could change the face of Pioneer Park, although the proposed $1 million project appears more like a face-lift than a complete makeover. In its continuing effort to make the park a place for everyone, Salt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403695@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:54:42 MDT Letter: Historic Provo not functional http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398283-82/street-historic-provo-downtown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398283-82/street-historic-provo-downtown.html.csp">Letter: Historic Provo not functional</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T16:49:01.538-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Although downtown Provo is historic, it is not functional in today’s world; it needs to have better parking and a left turn lane onto University Avenue. Making a left turn from Center Street onto University Avenue is nearly impossible unless you are the first car in line. And if you want to go straight but happen to be behind a car turning left, just enjoy the wait you have ahead of you. This intersection would be less congested and less hazardous if a left turn lane and arrow were added. Anoth...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398283@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:49:01 MDT West Jordan pushes to create a downtown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58389384-90/building-center-community-development.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58389384-90/building-center-community-development.html.csp">West Jordan pushes to create a downtown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T11:28:40.28-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 11:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan City is finally pushing forward on a long-envisioned city center development across the street from its city hall. Council members on Wednesday are scheduled to vote on hiring a professional consulting firm to bring in businesses, including a smaller-scale conference center and hotel. The proposed contract anticipates a hotel of at least 90 rooms with a conference center of 10,000 square feet or more. The city also hopes to attract corporations to occupy tens of thousands of square...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389384@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:28:40 MDT New downtown Salt Lake City bicycle track worries small businesses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348049-90/300-bike-broadway-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348049-90/300-bike-broadway-business.html.csp">New downtown Salt Lake City bicycle track worries small businesses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T09:20:08.642-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are funny-looking parking spots painted up and down 300 South downtown. Bike lanes are this way and that. Workers are paving and jack hammering — and, simply put, between 600 East and 300 West, things are a mess. But don’t worry, say Salt Lake City officials, when the dust clears — about mid-October — the city will have its first permanent protected bike lanes on both sides of what some still call Broadway. The price tag: $900,000. It’s a work in progress, said City Hall spokesman Art Raym...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348049@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:20:08 MDT Trib Talk: Millennials and Salt Lake’s downtown (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58352310-231/tribtalk-downtown-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58352310-231/tribtalk-downtown-lake-salt.html.csp">Trib Talk: Millennials and Salt Lake’s downtown (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T12:34:43.054-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What do millennials want when shopping for a place to call home? Because of the sheer numbers of these young adults, there’s a lot riding on the answer to this question and the Salt Lake Chamber, city leaders and residential developers say they’re trying to make downtown the most attractive option for this crucial demographic. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., economist Pam Perlich, real estate agent Angela Carlson, the Downtown Alliance’s Nick Como and Tribune reporter Tony Semerad join Jennifer Napie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352310@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:34:43 MDT The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334365-78/downtown-lake-salt-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334365-78/downtown-lake-salt-utah.html.csp">The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T12:48:27.411-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes being built to cater to the living needs of these so-called millennials. Utah’s younger demographics, its sturdy job market and a blossoming tech sector have combined with a light-rail system and premier outdoor and cultural attractions to lure a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334365@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:48:27 MDT For BYU grad, downtown SLC is the right place, the right time, the right blend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334673-78/giauque-says-downtown-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334673-78/giauque-says-downtown-lake.html.csp">For BYU grad, downtown SLC is the right place, the right time, the right blend</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:30:32.449-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Night life in Salt Lake City strikes the right midpoint for Caitie Giauque. The 28-year-old partakes of some of downtown’s attractions but an evening in her social life is just as likely to involve cooking and watching movies with friends or working on “random projects here and there.” Utah’s capital “is a manageable size,” the Brigham Young University graduate and Provo native says. “It feels like a city, but it’s not so overwhelming that you’re terrified you’re missing something if you’re not...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334673@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:30:32 MDT Radio reporter loves downtown’s diversity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334667-78/lake-salt-tracy-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334667-78/lake-salt-tracy-says.html.csp">Radio reporter loves downtown’s diversity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:30:32.307-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City’s urban vibe thrills Betsy Tracy. “The small-town girl in me is still enamored with the big buildings and all the hustle and bustle,” says the 23-year-old broadcast journalist, who grew up in the small Missouri farm community of Harrisonville, an hour south of Kansas City. Tracy works long but rewarding hours as a KSL Radio reporter and TV producer, having been hired right out of Brigham Young University-Idaho in April 2013. After short stints in Provo and Sugar House, she moved ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334667@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:30:32 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - August 25, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58336897-227/protestor-saltlakecity-mikebrown-dillontaylor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58336897-227/protestor-saltlakecity-mikebrown-dillontaylor.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - August 25, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T23:00:04.56-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rick Egan | The Salt Lake TribuneProtestors march in downtown Salt Lake City, in solidarity with Mike Brown, Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and others who they feel were murdered unjustly. Monday, August 25, 2014.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58336897@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:04 MDT Op-ed: Streetcars vs. buses? Solution is not either/or http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288258-82/transit-buses-streetcars-sugar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288258-82/transit-buses-streetcars-sugar.html.csp">Op-ed: Streetcars vs. buses? Solution is not either/or</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael Allegra and Ralph Becker</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T09:30:11.609-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 09:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Streetcars or buses? Yes! There is an understandable question among Salt Lake City residents about whether streetcars or buses should be used downtown or in our neighborhoods. Considering the merits of these different mobility modes suggests different, complementary approaches. To build a “Great American City,” Salt Lake City and the Utah Transit Authority (and our partners) are investing in a high-quality public transit network. Over the past several years, the city and UTA have made progress o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288258@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:30:11 MDT Salt Lake City’s mid-week Harvest Market at Pioneer Park today http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58312854-223/market-lake-salt-300.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58312854-223/market-lake-salt-300.html.csp">Salt Lake City’s mid-week Harvest Market at Pioneer Park today</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T15:08:16.864-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 03:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Tuesday Harvest Market continues today from 4 p.m. to dusk at Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City. The show goes on, even if its raining, according to Nick Como, spokesman for the Downtown Alliance, which sponsors the event. This laid-back produce market features about 30 vendors who sell locally-grown produce as well as baked goods, salsas and other treats. New this year is a live music program beginning at 6 p.m. and featuring local musicians performing everything from bluegrass...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312854@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:08:16 MDT Six hurt in downtown Salt Lake City club shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58305996-78/lougy-lake-salt-club.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58305996-78/lougy-lake-salt-club.html.csp">Six hurt in downtown Salt Lake City club shooting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T22:37:48.978-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Six people were hurt Saturday after someone opened fire in a downtown Salt Lake City club. The shooter was inside Inferno Cantina, at 122 W. Pierpont Ave., when he opened fire about 11:45 p.m., said Salt Lake City Police Detective Cody Lougy. Six people were hit, with injuries ranging from minor to “very serious,” Lougy said. While their injuries are not expected to be life threatening, the detective also cautioned that it’s still early into the investigation. “As soon as [officers] arrived, th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58305996@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:37:48 MDT Zombie walk lurches through downtown Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58282219-78/lake-salt-walk-zombie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58282219-78/lake-salt-walk-zombie.html.csp">Zombie walk lurches through downtown Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T08:23:26.064-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 08:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The undead looked for food during the seventh annual Salt Lake City Zombie Walk on Sunday. Utah’s undead strolled — or lurched and moaned, as the case may be — through downtown Salt Lake City. Participants proved that even zombies have a heart by donating canned goods to the Utah Food Bank. For more information on the zombie walk, go to www.facebook.com/slczombiewalk. For more photos, go to sltrib.com.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58282219@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:23:26 MDT Sanders turns the page, scouts for new home for his bookstore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276755-78/sanders-downtown-development-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276755-78/sanders-downtown-development-lake.html.csp">Sanders turns the page, scouts for new home for his bookstore</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T09:00:42.494-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The world inside Ken Sanders’ bookshop ties Utah firmly to its past, just as the white-brick building on 200 East in Salt Lake City anchors a dozen other quirky stores on that downtown corner. Sanders, 62, has stuck at the location for 17 years, solidifying his business steadily while price-smashing digital sales and retail chains wiped out most stores like it. Now the shop and adjoining vintage and specialty outlets have to move after residential developer Ivory Homes leased the land from the o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276755@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:00:42 MDT