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COVID Marketplace – New Restaurants and Sad Closures

Salt Lake City’s downtown is starting to show signs of life again. Cruising down Broadway the adaptations that restaurants have had to make for COVID are apparent: mainly expanded patio dining. More space that was for sidewalks is now used for customers. 

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Models posing in front of a SLC mural. Photos by Richard Markosian.

Salt Lake City’s downtown is starting to show signs of life again. Cruising down Broadway the adaptations that restaurants have had to make for COVID are apparent: mainly expanded patio dining. More space that was for sidewalks is now used for customers. 

But sadly those lacking patios are hurting: Stanza, Current, and Under Current are open with limited seating after 5 PM. Copper Onion is now open after 5 PM

However Spitz, a fast and casual downtown restaurant seems to be doing okay, half full; Greek Souvlaki has kept their restaurant closed but is offering a new drive thru window and pick-up option. Red Rock Brewing is now using a good portion of their parking area for additional outdoor seating.

Restaurants have received some loosening of normal DABC restrictions and as long as they maintain the same guidelines. The DABC has allowed for bars and restaurants to apply for “temporary outdoor extension of their premises.” If approved, they could operate in the extended space through Oct. 31.

Now more than ever businesses have had to learn to adapt. Sadly, there have already been a lot of casualties. Mazaa: a mainstay at 9th and 9th has closed that location; Molly and Ollie on Main Street– with a business very reliant on performances at the Eccles Theater has permanently closed. Tin Angel at the Eccles is temporarily closed and scheduled to reopen in December. But Eva Bakery is open with a walk-up window, with usually a short line of customers. Murphy’s a bar that has been on Main Street for over two decades is still closed.

It’s clear that without many of the office workers staying home, it could take many months before the restaurant and bar businesses return to normal.  

Alex and Val Dikos try the newly opened Nacho Daddy.

Now Open

Chettinad House – 169 S Main Street

Golden Axe Throwing – 145 W Pierpont

Nacho Daddy – 241 W 200 S

Dali Crepes – 2854 S West Temple

Carson Kitchen – 241 W 200 S

Curry Up Now – 152 E 200 S

Pat’s BBQ (new location) – 2929 S State

Tsunami (new location) – 1059 E 900 S

Vessel Kitchen (new location) – 905 E 900 S

HallPass & Skinny Eats – The Gateway

Likely to Reopen

Campfire Lounge – 837 E 2100 S

Murphy’s Bar – 160 S Main Street

The Rose Establishment – 235 S 400 W

Bodega (The Rest) – 331 S Main Street.

Murphy’s and Gandolfo’s are currently closed.

Now Closed

Mollie and Ollie – 159 S Main Street

Jackalope Bar – 372 S State

Mazza – @9th and 9th – other locations still open

JOS A. Bank – Main Street location

Canellas – 204 E 500 S

Dunkin’ Donuts – all SLC locations

New to downtown Salt Lake – Curry Up Now.
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