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quick question, but a little off topic. - Where is Chinatown and SSL being built at again?
Chinatown would be between State St. and Main St., about 3400 South.
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Soccer season too soon? Officials say stadium won't be finished Oct. 9

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1...7,00.html?pg=1

Real may have to hire Sandy city firefighters to stand at various places throughout the stadium during the first and second games. The firefighters will watch for fires and help people leave in the event of an emergency because fire notification and suppression systems may not be complete, stadium project manager Mike Steel said.
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Chinatown would be between State St. and Main St., about 3400 South.
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Herriman's preservation drive - City plans to buy, renovate two pioneer-era homes, hopes to also save blacksmith shop

http://www.sltrib.com/southvalley/ci_9565345


Donations from James Crane's descendants will help fund the renovation of his pioneer-era house. Herriman City plans to restore several old homes and buildings, including the old rock home, above, built by pioneer James Crane. Below, a view looking out a window of the home, which is in the historic district between 13000 and 13100 on 5900 West. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune )

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Old Posted Jun 13, 2008, 12:20 PM
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Murray wants a pleasant Jordan Parkway

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Holladay resident John Suchy enjoys a run on the Murray section of the Jordan River Parkway. (Aimee Loveless/Close-Up Correspondent )

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Herriman's preservation drive - City plans to buy, renovate two pioneer-era homes, hopes to also save blacksmith shop

http://www.sltrib.com/southvalley/ci_9565345


Donations from James Crane's descendants will help fund the renovation of his pioneer-era house. Herriman City plans to restore several old homes and buildings, including the old rock home, above, built by pioneer James Crane. Below, a view looking out a window of the home, which is in the historic district between 13000 and 13100 on 5900 West. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune )

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I'm glad they are. I drive through Herriman a LOT to see extended family living out there. And since the early 1990's, I've seen about half-a-dozen historic (1800s era) buildings dumped into trucks and hauled off to the dump. It's really quite sad. They could've had a historic district - but until recently they were County, and the county doesn't care about preservation much.
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Life in a former gravel pit - Quarry Bend turns corner - As the development thrives, Sandy puts rancor behind it

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_9608256


Traffic passes the mixed use Quarry Bend development in Sandy on Friday. The development drew controversy three years ago when voters forced a referendum on whether a Wal-Mart and other stores should be allowed to sprout in a gravel pit, once slated for open space. (Jim Urquhart/The Salt Lake Tribune)

It is very interesting, that when forced to, Boyer came up with all of these very creative and interesting additions to this development, such as parks, an attractive smaller retail frontage on the main corridor and ample residential. I just passed by this development the other day and must admit, it is a big improvement over the typical big-box set-up.
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Metro Salt Lake reaches the billion $ plus mark in it's ski industry

Ski season rakes in $1B - Resort group's chief boasts of 'beyond-spectacular winter'

By Mike Gorrell
The Salt Lake Tribune


Another record-breaking year in attracting visitors to the slopes has made Utah's ski industry a billion-dollar-a-year business for the first time.
Ski Utah said Monday that 4,258,900 skiers and boarders carved turns at the state's 13 resorts this past winter, the fifth consecutive year of record increases, this time up 4.3 percent from last winter's record of nearly 4.1 million.
With that much additional action, Ski Utah calculated the industry contributed $1.04 billion to Utah's economy. That figure includes all money spent by residents and visitors on their skiing and snowboarding ventures, from gear and food to lodging and entertainment. It does not count airfare.
"As much as skiing is a really fun recreational option for people, it's also an important source of revenue for the state," said Jessica Kunzer, spokeswoman for Ski Utah, marketing arm of the state's active resorts and related businesses.
The industry also provides work for 18,000 people, she added.
One aspect of this season's figure particularly pleased Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. The 4.3 percent boost in skier visits surpassed the cumulative 2.8 percent increase by other Western ski states - Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico and Montana - all of which also had good snow years.
"Nobody out there could say, 'We didn't have the snow you did.' Everyone
was playing on an even field last winter."



That competitiveness also impressed Leigh von der Esch, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, which works closely with Ski Utah and the resorts in promoting skiing.
"For us to move our market share forward was outstanding," she said. "Since our competitors had strong snow, too, we're breaking through the clutter on our advertising of the product Utah has to offer."
Prospects of a record year seemed bleak as Thanksgiving came and went without snow, as did the first week of December. But snowstorms came frequently after that, often packing moderate to big punches.
Once the snow finally started coming in abundance, Rafferty said, skier numbers inched up steadily, then jumped in March and April.
"There was absolutely no doubt it was a beyond-spectacular winter in terms of powder days and quality of skiing," he said, praising the ability of resorts to cope with big dumps and provide "a quality experience. People don't realize how much effort it takes, like employees getting to work early to shovel snow and remove all of the hassles."
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Articles from the Enterprise June 16-23 edition.

Locals to bring popular Virginia hamburger chain to Utah

"Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a Lorton, Va.-based chain of 280 hamburger eateries, is coming to Utah." They have plans to open at least 18 restaurants here in Utah and 12 in Idaho. The first one opened on June 16th at 1146 E Fort Union Blvd. Others will be located at 10400 S State St., 1028 E 2100 S next to Pei Wei.

"'The best way to describe it is it's the Cafe Rio of burgers,' Hawes said. 'It's kind of upper-end counter casual. It's a no-frills place. The decor is fairly spartan. In fact, all it is, is article after article on the walls of all the awards they've won. They have a fanatical focus on food quality. They don't even advertise. Everything's fresh. There is no freezer in the place. They don't even have a milkshake. They tried one, but what they found was that they would almost have to hand-make the ice cream in the store to get the quality they wanted. Their two main focuses are incredibly fresh high-quality food and value. If you order a small fry, it will feed two or three people. It's just a huge amount of food. A regular burger is half pound. You have to order a small to get a quarter pound burger. It's great value for families.'" The menu has hamburgers, cheeseburgers, bacon burgers, bacon cheeseburgers, hot dogs, cheese or bacon hot dogs, bacon cheese dogs and veggie or grilled cheese sandwiches in addition to regular or Cajun fries. "Toppings rand from the standard ketchup and mustard to fried onions, sauteed mushrooms and jalapeno peppers to barbecue and A-1 sauces. Their burgers have been voted #1 by the Washingtonian magazine for the past seven years."

Chicago-based private university to open campus in Draper

Argosy University will be located at 121 Election Road in Draper. It will focus primarily on master and doctorate programs in psychology, business administration and education administration.

Hammons adding two more hotels to Pleasant Grove project

Ground has been broken on the southeast quadrant of the intersection of I-15 and Pleasant Grove Blvd for Utah County's first Embassy Suites Hotel -- with nine stories and 300 suites -- and an adjoining convention center that will represent more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space. Both the hotel and conference center are slated to open in fall 2009.

John Q Hammons, CEO of John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts, said last week two additional hotels will be added to the development within the next one to two years; their brands will be revealed at a later date. The 12.5 degree curvature of the Embassy Suites' tower will give guests throughout the hotel panoramic views of the mountains to the east and picturesque Utah Lake to the west.

Information from The Enterprise.
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Old Posted Jun 18, 2008, 6:04 AM
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I just hope that the other two hotels will be taller and have a better design then the first.
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Taller and Better designed...hmmm

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I just hope that the other two hotels will be taller and have a better design then the first.
Quality blows away taller any day!
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Quality blows away taller any day!

Haven't you seen all three renderings? I still like the 2nd one the best.
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Real details parking plans for its Sandy stadium

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1...235983,00.html


The parking plan for a major league soccer stadium in Sandy boasts more than enough spaces.

A close look at the plan, though, shows that Real officials are relying on free public parking and fans' willingness to walk several blocks.


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Real details parking plans for its Sandy stadium

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1...235983,00.html


The parking plan for a major league soccer stadium in Sandy boasts more than enough spaces.

A close look at the plan, though, shows that Real officials are relying on free public parking and fans' willingness to walk several blocks.


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At a rate of 3 to 5 dollars a game, Real Salt Lake fans are just plain lucky.

Also, while avoiding paving over land is a laudable green concept, you just know that they are counting how much money they are saving.

Of course, anything that remains green is a great idea!
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I know RSL is trying to save money, but I wish they would built a parking garage instead of a sea of parking lots that takes up alot of land. Just a thought.
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One things for sure Projects, those open fields for parking won't be open for much longer. At the rate Sandy has been developing I can't imagine those fields staying the way they are for long. I do hope a large multi-level parking facility is put in eventually, like you suggested
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One things for sure Projects, those open fields for parking won't be open for much longer. At the rate Sandy has been developing I can't imagine those fields staying the way they are for long. I do hope a large multi-level parking facility is put in eventually, like you suggested

Not just for the stadium, but also for the expo center. But you do bring up a good point with the way Sandy is growing. There really isn't that much open land left in that area.
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Not just for the stadium, but also for the expo center. But you do bring up a good point with the way Sandy is growing. There really isn't that much open land left in that area.
The county money that was given to RSL by the state was originally going to pay for a parking garage at the Expo Center. Instead, an additional 5,000 spaces are needed, but no new parking has been added anywhere in the area.

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I don't think that anybody is going to want to park in an unpaved field to attend a major-league sporting event. I predict a parking nightmare come opening night. If I ever attend a game, I'll be riding TRAX.
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RSL stadium parking requirements change

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1...236390,00.html

The parking requirements for a soccer stadium in Sandy were changed at the last minute Thursday when the Utah Transit Authority changed its estimate of fans likely to use Trax

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