There’s good news for downtown Salt Lake City’s workday lunch crowds: A popular place, especially for Latter-day Saints, has reopened where they can bring their sandwiches, chips, cookies and sodas and eat outside before returning to the office.
Part of the revamped plaza south of the Church Office Building is now welcoming back visitors.
It will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced in a recent news release, and can be accessed from the west side of State Street or a path between the nearby Church Administration Building and the still-shuttered Lion House.
When the plaza fully reopens, the release stated, it will showcase nearly 100 international flags representing the “global growth” of the 17 million-member faith.
The makeover of the rest of the plaza is expected to wrap up by year’s end.
As for the scaffolding-shrouded Salt Lake Temple, the Utah-based faith has explained that work on the iconic structure’s massive renovation and seismic upgrade will continue into 2026.