Around Utah

Devin Felix

April 8, 2013


Ogden – TAB BANK released a new mobile banking app. The app is available for TAB Bank’s personal account customers and can be downloaded on the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android devices.

Farmington – H&M opened its third store in Utah with a new location in Farmington at the recently opened Station Park Center.

Riverdale – MATTRESS FIRM, INC. opened a new 6,539-square-foot store, the latest addition to the national specialty mattress retail chain, located at 4039 Riverdale Road.

Ogden – ALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANY purchased nine A320 aircraft to integrate into its fleet of MD-80 and A319 aircraft to expand jet service to Ogden-Hinckley Airport. The company expects to place the first A320 into service late in the third quarter of 2013, and all nine aircraft are expected to be in service by the end of 2014.

Ogden – GIVE ME A CHANCE, formerly a dress shop, is now a wedding boutique. The shop, now fully stocked with dresses from Mary’s Bridal, offers the latest in prom, quinceañera, bridesmaid and wedding dresses, as well as tuxedoes and dress clothes for young boys.

Layton – HIBACHI GRILL BUFFETT renovated and occupies the north side of the building that formerly housed the Hometown Buffet restaurant at 1120 N. Main St. The new restaurant will employ eight to 10 workers and feature Chinese, hibachi grill, sushi and buffet dining.

Clearfield – UTILITY TRAILER MANUFACTURING COMPANY exceeded a production milestone, manufacturing more than 200,000 reefer trailers at the company’s Clearfield manufacturing facility.

Logan – GLOBAL VILLAGE GIFTS, a store that sells handcrafted items from around the world, moved to a new location at 69 E. 100 North.

Logan – The LOGAN metropolitan area was ranked first in the Milken Institute’s best-performing small cities list for the second year in a row. The institute praised the area for its higher education and technology offerings.


Summit/Wastach Area

Historic Park City Improvement Plan Set in Place

Park City – The PARK CITY COUNCIL reviewed materials for phase one of the Historic Park City Improvement Plan in early March, setting in motion a 10-year plan to upgrade the infrastructure of Park City’s central commercial thoroughfare. The total improvement plan is expected to invest about $15 million in the area over the next 10 years.

“This plan will make much-needed improvements to our downtown, which is the lifeblood of our community,” says Alison Butz, director of the Historic Park City Alliance. “From the sidewalks and curbs to the addition of public plazas and improved connectivity from parking to Main Street, our downtown is getting the makeover it needs to continue serving our residents and tourists for years to come.”

The project, which is slated to begin in April with improvements to the Egyptian Theatre walkthrough, will be led by MGB+A. The firm led the design and construction of City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City. MGB+A also designed Southern Utah University’s student center, the Ogden Public Works Department’s headquarters and Cedar City’s downtown area.

The first phase of the project will take place on the east side of Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, where workers will install new granite sidewalks and curbs and new light posts. The project will be funded by the 0.5-percent tax increase on Park City resorts that was approved last year.


Park City – MASQUE STUDIOS UTAH announced plans to build a $100-million facility in the Boyer Tech Park. The plans include 25 buildings of about 500,000 square feet of space, spread over 35 acres. The studio is planned to include a digital post-production facility, eight digital sound stages, a 350-seat digital 3D theater and a convention center.  

Park City – Park City Main street developer KENNETH ABDALLA purchased the 625 Main Street building. Abdalla also owns the properties on the two eastern corners of the intersection, Silver Queen Hotel and SKY (formerly known as The Sky Lodge) and
the nearby 692 Main Street building just
to the north.

Park City – MARY JANE’S BOUTIQUE celebrated its 10th year in business. To celebrate, the Main Street business offered 10 percent off all purchases during March. The store sells designer shoes, clothes
and accessories.

Oakley – The new L’OAKLEY GROWN COMMUNITY MARKET began accepting applications from local farmers, artists, artisans, on-site food vendors, service vendors and musicians. The new open-air market is scheduled to begin in June.  

Little Cottonwood Canyon – SNOWBIRD SKI AND SUMMER RESORT began offering a guided backcountry cat skiing experience, called Snowcat Skiing for Nature. Proceeds benefitted the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation and the Wasatch Water Legacy Partnership, a partnership working to improve the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Salt Lake City’s drinking water.

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