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.
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.
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.
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