DOWNTOWN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DOWNTOWN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: Another streetcar not necessarily what downtown SLC needs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242292-82/downtown-rail-streetcar-bus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242292-82/downtown-rail-streetcar-bus.html.csp">Editorial: Another streetcar not necessarily what downtown SLC needs</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T09:37:01.502-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Astronomer Carl Sagan — the Neil deGrasse Tyson of his time — was once trying to dismiss pseudo-scientific legends of Bermuda Triangle-like mysteries by noting that it was always airplanes and ships that went missing, never trains. To which TV host Dick Cavett — the Jon Stewart of his time — immediately rejoined, “I can see you’ve never waited for the Long Island Railroad.” Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker doesn’t want to wait to start the process toward building another city-UTA streetcar lin...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58242292@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:37:01 MDT Downtown Salt Lake streetcar coming later, but what about now? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224425-78/bus-circulator-council-downtown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224425-78/bus-circulator-council-downtown.html.csp">Downtown Salt Lake streetcar coming later, but what about now?</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="2014-07-28T23:00:42.715-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Although the Salt Lake City Council has been wishing for a downtown transit circulator for years, it remains just that — an unfulfilled dream. But on Tuesday, the council will consider a proposal by Mayor Ralph Becker’s administration for a streetcar in the central business district. The plan is to run a streetcar line from the University of Utah west on 100 South or 200 South to 400 West, where it would turn south and continue to 900 South. The cost is estimated at $100 million to $200 million....</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> 58224425@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:00:42 MDT SLCPD: Downtown rollover victim in serious condition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58232596-78/condition-woman-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58232596-78/condition-woman-lake-salt.html.csp">SLCPD: Downtown rollover victim in serious condition</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T12:54:15.361-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 12:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A woman was in serious condition on Monday, the day after her van crashed into three other vehicles and rolled in downtown Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City police did not release the woman’s identity, but confirmed her vital signs had been stabilized and that she was expected to recover. The accident occurred just after 10 a.m. Sunday when the woman’s eastbound van slammed into three parked cars near 300 South and 470 East. She initially was reported to be in critical condition. The cause of the c...</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> 58232596@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:54:15 MDT New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207122-79/butts-cigarette-orleans-downtown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207122-79/butts-cigarette-orleans-downtown.html.csp">New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STACEY PLAISANCE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T15:59:44.926-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Orleans •In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful. The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday. Developers of the program say New Orleans is the first U.S. city to participate in a large-scale recycling effort launched in Canada last year. Trenton, New Jersey- based recycling company TerraCycle Inc. developed the program in 2012. The first citywide receptacles were placed in Vancouver, British Columbia, in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582071222014-07-21T15:59:44.926-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T15:59:44.926-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207122@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:59:44 MDT Editorial: LDS commitment to downtown now bearing fruit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58175045-82/downtown-center-church-commitment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58175045-82/downtown-center-church-commitment.html.csp">Editorial: LDS commitment to downtown now bearing fruit</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T09:38:01.971-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Five years ago there wasn’t much to do on Salt Lake City’s Main Street unless you wanted to buy a kilt from Edinburgh Castle. From the giant craters next to Temple Square to the empty storefronts stretching south, the city’s historic central business district looked war-torn. But downtown never lost its support system, including its largest institutional resident, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the middle of the Great Recession — when virtually no one in the country was w...</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> 58175045@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:38:01 MDT Record sales point to Salt Lake City’s rebounding downtown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58170383-78/downtown-salt-lake-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58170383-78/downtown-salt-lake-business.html.csp">Record sales point to Salt Lake City’s rebounding downtown</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="2014-07-11T09:43:52.239-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Retailers in Salt Lake City’s core amassed a record $800 million in sales in 2013 as younger residents, suburban dwellers and tourists sought out downtown restaurants, bars, stores and night life. Downtown’s business clout within Salt Lake County and its overall vibrancy have improved dramatically in the past year, according to an annual snapshot of the core’s economic and overall health. Defined by the 84101 and 84111 ZIP codes, the central business district now makes up 10.8 percent of the co...</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> 58170383@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:43:52 MDT Letter: Nineteenth Century progressives http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58109734-82/century-lake-salt-1870.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58109734-82/century-lake-salt-1870.html.csp">Letter: Nineteenth Century progressives</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T11:31:04.042-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Many political and moral issues are hotbeds of activity in downtown Salt Lake this year. I do find it somewhat ironic that Utah endorsed women’s suffrage in 1870. James Mone Salt Lake City</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> 58109734@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:31:04 MDT Seattle firm buys downtown Salt Lake City’s historic Boston Building http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58105177-79/building-boston-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58105177-79/building-boston-lake-salt.html.csp">Seattle firm buys downtown Salt Lake City’s historic Boston Building</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Carricaburu</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T16:24:33.713-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Seattle-based real estate investment company has purchased the historic Boston Building in downtown Salt Lake City for an undisclosed price. Unico Properties LLC bought the 11-story, 105,649-square-foot office building and an interest in an adjacent parking garage from Chicago-based Hamilton Partners, Unico announced Monday. The acquisition is the first in Salt Lake City for the Seattle company, which said Hamilton Partners will continue to manage the property for one year. “It’s a spectacular...</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> 58105177@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:24:33 MDT Dispute with downtown Salt Lake City bar staff leads to gunfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58093793-78/police-suspect-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58093793-78/police-suspect-lake-salt.html.csp">Dispute with downtown Salt Lake City bar staff leads to gunfire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T12:03:29.263-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 12:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City police say they arrested a man who punctuated an argument in a downtown bar parking lot with gunfire before pedaling away into the night on his bicycle. No one was wounded when the man, allegedly uttering threats to employees of the Bar-X tavern at 155 E. 200 South, fired his handgun once. Police responding to a 911 call quickly found the suspect about a block away and took him into custody. Detective Dennis McGowan said witnesses told police the suspect appeared to be under the i...</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> 58093793@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:03:29 MDT Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers Market opens with cool weather, big crowds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58068513-78/market-lake-salt-downtown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58068513-78/market-lake-salt-downtown.html.csp">Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers Market opens with cool weather, big crowds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T14:19:36.393-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 02:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The official start of summer is a few days away. With temperatures in the low 60s, Saturday felt more like a blustery April day. Early produce consisted mostly of peas and varieties of lettuce. None of that prevented hundreds from enjoying the sensory delights of the first Downtown Farmers Market of the season in Salt Lake City. The market’s sunny vibe was back for another year, as a wide mix of folks strolled Pioneer Park to look, buy and sample. In fact, it seemed as if everyone and their dogs...</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> 58068513@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:19:36 MDT What’s new at Utah farmers markets? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58027394-223/market-farmers-park-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58027394-223/market-farmers-park-utah.html.csp">What’s new at Utah farmers markets?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T19:16:29.007-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 07:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The last time we talked to Rino DiMeo, he was closing Rino’s Italian Ristorante, an old-school eatery on Parleys Way, to settle into retirement. But in the past six months, there has been no relaxing for the 68-year-old. He started some 500 tomato plants from seed — along with other produce — in preparation for the 2014 farmers market season. Today, he has 12 varieties of tomatoes growing on plots in Davis County, including Italian heirloom options that have not been available at Utah farmers ma...</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> 58027394@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:16:29 MDT Salt Lake City cops nab fugitive at downtown motel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58064562-78/possession-lake-salt-motel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58064562-78/possession-lake-salt-motel.html.csp">Salt Lake City cops nab fugitive at downtown motel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T10:06:01.879-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 10:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Luck ran out for a fugitive wanted on multiple warrants when he walked out of a downtown Salt Lake City motel. Police say it all began to unravel for the 30-year-old man, who has a long history of drug, weapons and theft-related offences, when his car was spotted parked outside the Royal Garden Inn, 154 W. 600 South. Officers kept an eye on the exits and at 5:19 p.m. Thursday the suspect came out of the motel. Approached by police, he attempted to run but was soon apprehended. He was booked into...</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> 58064562@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:06:01 MDT Downtown Salt Lake City tour bus crash probe nets California fugitive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58055611-78/lake-salt-suspect-bus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58055611-78/lake-salt-suspect-bus.html.csp">Downtown Salt Lake City tour bus crash probe nets California fugitive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T13:10:44.604-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 01:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police investigating a traffic accident ended up arresting a California fugitive, allegedly stoned behind the wheel of a car that had collided with a tour bus in downtown Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City police Detective Cody Lougy said the arrest of the 29-year-old suspect came about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday at 161 W. 600 South — and it was not an easy apprehension. Officers first found the driver passed out behind the wheel, and when they awoke him and ordered him out of the vehicle, he fought with the...</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> 58055611@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:10:44 MDT