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Downtown Salt Lake City NYE Celebration to Stream Live from The Gateway

THE GATEWAY, DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE AND THE BLOCKS’ ANNUAL LAST HURRAH! NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION TAKES ON A NEW, COVID-FRIENDLY FORMAT WITH VIRTUAL STREAMING & LIMITED IN-PERSON VIEWING.

The 4th annual Last Hurrah! New Year’s Eve celebration at The Gateway will be held on December 31, but with a modified, virtual format that allows revelers to ring in 2021 and view the local fireworks show in a safe, COVID-friendly manner. The countdown to Midnight and fireworks display, a partnership between The Gateway and THE BLOCKS, will stream live via LasthurrahSLC.com, AttheGateway.com and the YouTube Chanel – The Gateway. A 45 minute pre-show to the countdown and fireworks will begin at 11:15 p.m. and will feature live music from Social Antidote to kick off the virtual party. An array of prizes will be given out every 20 minutes to viewers. While the event is primarily virtual, there will be a limited number of pre-registered, socially distanced spots for in-person firework viewing at The Gateway.

Photo Credit: The Gateway

102 spots that accommodate up to six members of the same household can be reserved for a $6 donation to the Utah Food Bank. Viewing spots have a minimum of eight feet of space between them, and you can choose a desired viewing section on the map. VIP sections are also available for a $15 donation. Spots can be reserved at atthegateway.com or on the Facebook event page.

Those with confirmed spots can arrive beginning at 11 p.m. and must be in their spots by 11:40 p.m. Any remaining spots will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. As a show of appreciation to healthcare workers who have risen to the challenges of caring for COVID patients, 10 of the 102 reserved spots have been offered to University of Utah ICU staff and their families. Masks are required to be worn at all times, and there will be hand sanitizer stations at every entry point. This event is outdoors, and social distancing between viewing spots will be monitored.

“We know so many people have felt disconnected from their community this year, so we wanted to come up with up a fun, safe way to have one last hurrah for 2020 as a community. Our NYE Celebration has been reimagined as a way to party together, even if it’s from home.” says Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s Marketing Director. “We encourage everyone to safely tune in and countdown with their pandemic pod.”

Along with the NYE countdown, beginning Thursday, December 17, the community is invited to contribute their hopes and dreams for 2021 in The Gateway’s Wildest Dream Machines. Designed by local artist Emma Shipley, the large boxes will be placed in the Plaza and at Restaurant Row and ready to be filled with all your hopes and dreams for 2021. Some of the Wildest Dreams submissions will be read during the Last Hurrah! festivities and Gateway gift cards awarded to those who contribute. Dream Machines will be up through January.

Lucas Goodrich, program director for THE BLOCKS says, “THE BLOCKS is proud to partner with The Gateway to present a new take on Last Hurrah!. Although the festivities will look different this year, we are excited to continue this beloved yearly event, especially at a time when our community is searching for opportunities to come together and celebrate. While we have moved primarily online this year, you can still expect amazing performances from Salt Lake City’s talented musicians. Tune in on NYE and ring in 2021 with us.”

Several businesses at The Gateway will stay open until midnight to provide food and drinks. These include HallPass-food hall, Dave & Buster’s and The Store Fine Foods.

New BioHive Hub Announced During This Week’s Utah Life Sciences Summit

The Gateway, a downtown, mixed use development, is home to some of these innovators and poised to attract more with 300,000 square feet of modern, flexible office and lab space

At a time when Utah leads the nation in Life Sciences industry growth, Salt Lake City introduces the “BioHive,” the city’s rapidly emerging healthcare corridor designed to nurture this cutting-edge industry. Announced yesterday as part of the annual Utah Life Sciences Summit held virtually this week and focusing on timely topics like COVID-19 vaccinations and global pandemic business impacts, the BioHive is made up of researchers, developers, manufacturers, laboratory facilities, healthcare delivery systems, digital health, health IT, and supply-chain businesses that support these industries.

Utah’s Life Sciences Industry Facts & Figures

  • 1,100-plus life sciences companies provide nearly 40,000 jobs
  • Utah leads the nation for job growth in the life sciences industry
  • Investment in Utah’s life sciences industry is more than $5 Billion annually accounting to 8% of the total GDP for the state
The Gateway
Courtesy of The Gateway

The Gateway, a mixed-use lifestyle development in the heart of downtown, sits at the epicenter of this initiative and is already home to companies like Recursion, Artemis Health and Kiln, a state-of-the-art coworking space. The Gateway campus boasts 300,000 square feet of innovative, customizable space with unique zoning that can accommodate both offices and laboratories, perfectly suited to the growing needs of the BioHive community.

“As with the multitude of tech companies in Utah’s Silicon Slopes corridor, Life Sciences companies are drawn to Salt Lake City for its business-friendliness, work-life balance with year-round outdoor recreation, highly skilled and educated labor pool, relative low cost of living, and easy access for out-of-state travel,” says Jenny Cushing, VP of Leasing for Vestar, owner and developer of The Gateway. “The Gateway has positioned itself to be an attractive choice for such businesses with a unique array of shopping, dining, and entertainment, which make this a dynamic and enjoyable urban campus to work and innovate.”

Conveniently located less than 10 minutes from the brand new Salt Lake City International Airport, The Gateway offers companies a walkable work community enhanced by a robust event calendar and outdoor art installations to foster collaborative thought sharing. A wide array of retail and restaurant offerings create a unique work environment that helps companies attract top talent. 5,500 modern residential units are located within three blocks, and a 225-room luxury boutique hotel and historic renovation, Asher Adams, is scheduled to open in 2023. More details in video.

Recursion, a founding member of BioHive and leader in digital biology, has been headquartered at The Gateway since 2018. CEO and founding BioHive member Christopher Gibson says, “The Gateway has been an exciting location for Recursion and our groundbreaking work. The energy here is incomparable and integral to our efforts in recruiting talent and enhance the work environment for our team. We are confident that The Gateway will be attractive to more innovators in the growing Life Sciences industry.”

After unveiling the BioHive brand Tuesday afternoon, Jared Bauer CEO of IONIQ Sciences and founding member of the Biohive says, “I am so excited to see The Gateway becoming an active participant in the BioHive. The work they are doing to create a hub for Life Sciences combined with restaurants and entertainment is truly unprecedented in this sector.  This effort not only creates an incredible place for these companies to be headquartered but also sets Utah apart from the other Life Sciences hubs around the country.”

About The Gateway:  

The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property recently underwent a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events.   

About BioHive:

BioHive is a thriving collective of more than 1,100 companies representing the life science and healthcare innovation ecosystem of Utah’s economy. We embrace diversity and promote collaboration. BioHive includes researchers, developers, and manufacturers of therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics, as well as laboratory facilities, healthcare delivery systems, digital health, health IT, and supply-chain businesses that support these industries. We’ve been the fastest-growing life science community in America since 2012, employing 43,000 people directly and 88,000 indirectly, for a total of more than 130,000. Empowered by this rich talent pool, BioHive is leading the way with crucial innovations that boost our state’s economy and help patients around the globe.

About Vestar:  

As one of the leading privately held real estate companies in the United States, Vestar acquires, develops and manages shopping and entertainment destinations that serve as community focal points. Since its inception in 1989, Vestar has earned a reputation for integrity and responsibility in the fields of retail property development, operations, leasing and marketing. Vestar’s current portfolio of retail properties totals 30 million square feet throughout the western states. For more information, please visit vestar.com.  

Yoga & Beer Classes are Brewing at The Gateway

 The Gateway invites yogis of all levels and craft beer enthusiasts to recharge with Yoga & Beer on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. this fall and winter. Presented by The Gateway, Salt Lake Power Yoga, and Squatters | Wasatch, the free, weekly event integrates power flow yoga with optional beer drinking poses. The yoga practice, led by experienced instructors from Salt Lake Power Yoga, is complimentary and beer is $5 each. Classes are held at 12 S. Rio Grande.

Social distancing, sanitization, and ventilation protocols will be in place. Multiple doors will be kept open, and HEPA filters will be in use. Participants are required to bring and use their own mats and wear masks upon arrival and any time not on their mat. Hand sanitizer stations will be available. An electromagnetic sprayer that keeps surfaces sanitized for up to 28 days will be used prior to each class.

“Beer and Yoga is one of our most popular events at The Gateway,” says Jacklyn Briggs, Director of Marketing for The Gateway. “We are committed to continuing the tradition by implementing abundant safety measures and limiting our numbers. Now, more than ever, it’s important to provide the opportunity to unwind, disconnect, and destress, and Hump Day is a perfect time to do so.”

Yoga & Beer photo courtesy of The Gateway

This is a free event but preregistration is required for each date as space is limited. Tickets will be made available every Monday on Eventbrite.  

THE GATEWAY MODIFIES SUMMER EVENTS THAT MAXIMIZE ITS SPACE AND ABILITY TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE

Four ongoing events support local vendors while providing opportunities for the community to safely gather

The Gateway, Utah’s premier destination for dining, entertainment, and shopping, has successfully re-launched its event programming in keeping with social distancing guidelines and safety protocols. A variety of recurring events will be held throughout the summer to cater to every whim and interest. These include Free Movies on the Plaza, Yoga on the Plaza, Urban Flea Market and the Art &Craft Market presented by the Utah Arts Alliance. “While our programming may look a little different, The Gateway remains committed to fulfilling our mission to be a vibrant venue for community gatherings and events,” says Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s marketing director. “We and our partners are closely following CDC and local guidelines to ensure the safety of our vendors, tenants, and patrons. We’re very pleased by the enthusiastic response these modified events have received from the community and the sense of normalcy they provide to those who attend.”

Below are the regularly programmed events through the summer. Additional events can be found at http://shopthegateway.com/calendars/

ART & CRAFT MARKET PRESENTED BY UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE
Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm until October in front of Hall Pass and Urban Arts Gallery

Art & Craft Market at The Gateway
Photo Credit: The Gateway

The craft portion of the Salt Lake Farmers Market at Pioneer Park has relocated to The Gateway to provide vendors and shoppers with more space to physically distance. The outdoor street market features Utah vendors offering their unique handmade products. Masks are required.

MOVIES ON THE PLAZA
Wednesdays, 9 pm at Olympic Plaza

Olympic Plaza sets the stage for free, feel-good movies every Wednesday night until the end of August. Family-friendly films include Crazy Rich Asians, Lion King (2019), and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Filmgoers are welcome to bring blankets and camping chairs and are encouraged to order take out from any number of restaurants at The Gateway to enjoy during the screening. Advance registration is required for groups up to six people. Each reservation will be assigned a specific spot on the Plaza. See the full line up.Masks are required for check in and may be removed upon arrival to reserved spot.

URBAN FLEA MARKET
2nd Sunday of the month, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, 10 am – 4 pm
Entree fee – $2

Discover treasures from eclectic, local vendors. Booths are spread out to encourage social distancing, and aisles are marked for one-way traffic. Masks are required for vendors and visitors, and hand sanitizer stations are available.

YOGA ON THE PLAZA
Sundays, 10 am – 11 am

All levels of yogis are invited to stretch out the weekend and get in the flow with Salt Lake Power Yoga. The free Sunday series is held outside The Grand Hall on the upper level of The Gateway. No experience is necessary, but participants must bring their own mats due to coronavirus health measures. Capacity is limited to 50; sessions have been filling up, so pre-registration is required. Once 50 guests have been reached, there is a waitlist option. Masks must be worn upon arrival and may be removed once at designated practice location. Hand sanitizer stations are also available.

About The Gateway: 
The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property recently underwent a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events.  

About Vestar: 
As one of the leading privately held real estate companies in the United States, Vestar acquires, develops and manages shopping and entertainment destinations that serve as community focal points. Since its inception in 1989, Vestar has earned a reputation for integrity and responsibility in the fields of retail property development, operations, leasing and marketing. Vestar’s current portfolio of retail properties totals 30 million square feet throughout the western states. For more information, please visit vestar.com

Restaurant Group in Park City Aids Staff with Gift Card Proceeds

DIVERSIFIED BARS AND RESTAURANTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SERVICE STAFF THROUGH GIFT CARD SALES

100% of gift card sale proceeds will be donated to staff at No Name Saloon/The Annex, Boneyard Saloon, Wine Dive, Butcher’s Chop House & Bar

In an immediate effort to support employees in the wake of the Summit County Health Department ban on dine-in service that is effective today, March 15, Diversified Bars and Restaurants (DBR) will donate the proceeds of all gift card sales to its service staff family. Gift cards to DBR-owned establishments in Park City can be purchased online at No Name Saloon/The Annex, Butcher’s Chop House & Bar, and Boneyard Saloon/Wine Dive. Given the loss of work during Park City’s peak spring break season, the loss of income hospitality workers depend on will be a great hardship.

“We understand and accept the closures are essential to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our staff, customers, and community,” acknowledges Jesse Shetler, Principal Owner of Diversified Bars and Restaurants. “Our family of staff members is legitimately concerned by the detrimental loss of income they typically rely on in March to get them through shoulder season. The outpouring of support from the close-knit Park City community is a massive source of comfort to them. We developed the gift card sale promotion as a vehicle for community members who are eager to help to do so, and we look forward to welcoming customers back when we can safely reopen, undoubtedly with additional protocols in place.”

DBR is currently developing additional methods to support its staff. Meanwhile, the company is educating employees on how to stay healthy, offering guidance on how to work with their lenders and landlords to reduce payments, and providing healthcare-related resources.

“Our town has been through challenging times in the past, including September 11th and the recession that followed, and we always get through them stronger than ever. The generosity that our community is known for is crucial in helping small businesses and hospitality staff overcome this public health crisis,” says Ron Wedig, Managing Partner of DBR. 

GLOBAL GOURMET CHEF TO DEBUT HER GROWING FOOD START-UP ON QVC

Chef Meryl to showcase Jafflz on QVC, October 9

Chef Meryl van der Merwe, Creator of Jafflz® ALL NATURAL TOASTED POCKETS, to Showcase Jafflz® Favorites on QVC to Top Off Year of Expanded Grocery Retail Distribution in Utah, California, Arizona, Texas  and Midwest

PARK CITY, UTAH – With expanded distribution and growing momentum in 2019, Jafflz® is successfully disrupting the frozen handheld category. Jafflz creator Chef Meryl van der Merwe, a native of South Africa who relocated to Park City, Utah 13 years ago, will appear on QVC on October 9, 4:00-6:00 p.m. EST to showcase Jafflz’ top selling Mac n’ Cheese and Sloppy Joe offerings. With their broad appeal, these offerings serve as a great introduction to the “better for you” selection of choices in the freezer aisle. Jafflz are a delicious and accessible way to eat healthier with NO FAKE STUFFZ!

The journey to QVC began nearly one year ago when a talent broker discovered Jafflz and Chef Meryl and was impressed by the innovative, high quality, clean label handheld concept and its variety of flavorful meals and began pitching the brand to QVC.

“As an emerging brand about to expand into more retail chains and markets, the exposure that QVC will provide is tremendous,” explains Jafflz founder Chef Meryl. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of our wholesome, clean label versions of a classic toasted pocket I knew as a youth. We are providing busy families a super convenient and unique way to enjoy delicious all-natural meals, chock full of clean, premium ingredients with no artificial preservatives.”

Produced in Utah, Jafflz are currently sold in the frozen sections of 477 stores, 391 being Kroger banners (Smith’s, Ralph’s and Fry’s), and others including Sendik’s, Busch’s and Central Market. More store partnerships will be announced soon for 2020.

ABOUT JAFFLZ

Jafflz® Toasted Pockets, a staple of Chef Meryl van der Merwe’s childhood in Cape Town, South Africa, are stuffed with globally-inspired fillings borne of years spent in some of the world’s most exotic places as a professional chef for an exclusive clientele on superyachts and in grand estates. One such client was Under Armour Founder/CEO Kevin Plank who recognized her potential and provided the seed capital for Jafflz. Made with clean, 100% natural ingredients, Jafflz products contain “NO FAKE STUFFZ”! No added sugar in the bread, and never any hormones, nitrates or antibiotics in any Jafflz recipe. New this year: Jafflz uses only 100% Utah grass-fed beef. Savory or sweet, Jafflz are ideal for any meal or snack. Offerings include Ham, Egg & Cheese, Chicken Enchiladas, Vegan Indian Curry, Mac n’ Cheese, Sloppy Joe, Cheese Pizza and Apple Pie.

Promontory Announces Exclusive New Neighborhood

PROMONTORY CLUB – PARK CITY, UTAH’S WORLD-CLASS VACATION HOME COMMUNITY – INTRODUCES EXCLUSIVE, NEW NEIGHBORHOOD OFFERING THE ULTIMATE IN PRIVACY

Pinnacle at Promontory is a 143-Acre Dream Within a Dream Experience Perched Above the Back Nine of the Pete Dye Signature Golf Course

the Skyhouse at Promontory
The Skyhouse, a luxury amenity for residents at The Pinnacle at Promontory

The most luxurious, private vacation home community in Park City is elevating its exclusivity by introducing a highly anticipated new neighborhood – Pinnacle at Promontory. Consisting of 143-acres, the enclave is perched on elevated topography above the back nine holes of the Pete Dye Signature Golf Course. Secluded beyond a private gate, Pinnacle at Promontory’s crown jewel will be Skyhouse, a private amenity, creating an architecturally stunning centerpiece for the neighborhood. A community oasis, Skyhouse, will feature a pool and outdoor courtyard for gatherings, spa treatment rooms, showcase kitchen with private entertaining space, and a state-of-the-art fitness center and movement studio.

“Early on, I made the decision to hold this pristine land in reserve until after the promise of Promontory had been built and its luxurious grandeur was fully realized and established,” says developer Francis Najafi of Arizona-based Pivotal Group. “Offering the most sensational, panoramic views in Promontory, Pinnacle has been thoughtfully planned for those who expect uncommon luxury. With Bloomberg ranking Park City number 1 in its 2019 Index of Affluent Vacation Home Havens, we feel this new neighborhood is appropriately timed to appeal to these discerning families seeking spacious luxury, one-of-a-kind services, and privacy.”

An initial release consisting of 16 majestic, expansive custom estate homesites, boasting unparalleled views of the Wasatch range and the Pete Dye Golf course is anticipated in late Summer 2019. Reservations are now being accepted. In addition to these exquisite homesites, Promontory will introduce the Pinnacle Portfolio of Homes, built by Promontory HOMES. Buyers may select from stunning home designs commissioned especially for Pinnacle at Promontory by renowned architects/designers, including Clive Bridgwater (Bridgwater Consulting Group), John Sather (Swaback), and Erik Peterson (PHX Architecture), as well as exquisite interior finishes by Vallone Design and Alder & Tweed to customize their dream home. An additional 12 homesites to accommodate these luxurious masterpieces will be offered in the initial release.

“Promontory is a community meticulously designed for multi-generational families by providing amenities that cater to each member, including distinctive neighborhoods that accommodate various lifestyles,” explains Robin Milne, Promontory’s General Manager. “While fully integrated into the Promontory landscape, Pinnacle at Promontory has all the ingredients to help a buyer achieve their idea of being at the pinnacle of what life can be!”

ABOUT PROMONTORY

Promontory is an award-winning 6,400-acre recreational second home and private mountain community in Park City, Utah. Promontory’s expansive mountain setting offers diverse year-round amenities and activities for the multi-generational family. The community consists of 1,674 homesites with stunning mountain views. More than 578 homes have been built, and there are approximately 625 Members of the private, Promontory Club. Seven of Promontory’s 27 distinct neighborhoods feature developer-built homes, known as Promontory HOMES. These include the new, modern Nicklaus Villas on the Jack Nicklaus Painted Valley Golf Course. For more information, visit www.promontoryclub.com.

New Ski Lodge for Promontory Members

PARK CITY’S MOST LUXURIOUS SECOND HOME COMMUNITY INTRODUCES EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE SKI LODGE AMENITY FOR MEMBERS

Promontory's new PC Lodge at Park City Mountain

The most exclusive vacation home community in Park City continues to impress by welcoming a new amenity this ski season. Promontory is pleased to debut the extraordinary PC Lodge at the base of Park City Mountain’s award-winning resort. With the PC standing for both Promontory Club and Park City, the luxurious 6,000 square-foot lodge is for members only. Members of this nationally recognized multi-generational, private community will enjoy ski-in, ski-out access to the First Time lift where beginners can learn to ski and snowboard and from where more accomplished enthusiasts can access the rest of the resort’s varied terrain.

“Our goal is to remain on the leading edge of luxury private club concepts by continuing to deliver and expand our world-class offerings,” says Francis Najafi, CEO of Pivotal Group, the developer of Promontory. “Our prime location affords us the flexibility to create new luxury amenities and residences that exceed our members’ expectations and entice new members to become a part of this special, highly coveted community.”

Located at Park City Mountain Village on the lower level plaza under the Park City Ski Team Training Center and thoughtfully planned by Vallone design, the PC Lodge impeccably combines open space with six cozy gathering nooks that provide abundant seating. The Lodge’s walls of glass and warm woods flawlessly complement the natural surroundings. Members and their guests are invited to relax by the fireplace and on sunlit sofas, watch television, and fuel up with complimentary light fare and beverages. More than 200 lockers are available for daily, weekly, and seasonal use, so members can conveniently store their gear. Promontory’s Outfitter, a former Olympic skier, will enthusiastically accompany members for ski outings. The PC Lodge will also feature a small retail shop with handy items like lip balm and hand warmers. A dedicated Promontory shuttle will provide transportation to and from the Lodge for extra convenience.

“As a luxury, multi-generational club, we recognize that family members have varying interests, so we strive to offer something for everyone at Promontory,” says Robin Milne, General Manager of Promontory. “With Deer Valley being a skiers-only resort, we can now accommodate both skiers and snowboarders by having this ski-in, ski-out lodge at Park City Mountain. This perfectly embodies our ‘play your way’ philosophy.”

The PC Lodge ribbon cutting for members and VIPs will be held on Friday, December 21, when families from all over the country are in town to celebrate the holidays. A private reception for media and the Park City business community will follow on January 8, 2019.

Additional Promontory amenities include the Ranch Clubhouse & Spa, Luke Ridge Tubing Hill, Alpine Lodge at Deer Valley, Equestrian Center, The Beach House, Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye signature golf courses with respective clubhouses, The Shed Clubhouse, Kids’ Cabin, Outfitter’s Cabin, and more.

ABOUT PROMONTORY

Promontory is an award-winning 6,400-acre recreational second home and private mountain community in Park City, Utah. Promontory’s expansive mountain setting offers diverse year-round amenities and activities for the multi-generational family. The community consists of 1,674 homesites with stunning mountain views. More than 560 homes have been built, and approximately 682 homesites are currently available. Six of Promontory’s 24 distinct neighborhoods feature developer-built homes, known as Promontory Homes. These include the new, modern Nicklaus Villas on the Jack Nicklaus Painted Valley Golf Course. For more information, visit www.promontoryclub.com.

Promontory Pets Celebrate Dog Park Improvements

PARK CITY’S MOST PAMPERED PETS CELEBRATE A NEW AND IMPROVED PLAYGROUND AT PROMONTORY

A Ribbon-Cutting Event Was Held for Dogs and Their Owners

Promontory Park City

Luxury living just became more enticing for Promontory’s four-legged members with a new and improved dog park where a ribbon-cutting celebration was held on Friday, November 16. Not only has the dog park doubled in size, but there are separate areas for large and small dogs for those who prefer to play with their own. For others who opt for an integrated playtime, there is a gate between the two areas, so dogs of all sizes can mingle. A designated off-leash trail leads to the park where grass, landscaping, and shaded seating are additional, new features to the dog park, which is open year-round. A full-fledged pet playground with various agility equipment is also being planned.

“As a community created for multi-generational families, Promontory includes pets in that mission,” adds Francis Najafi, CEO of Pivotal Group, the developer of Promontory. “We enjoy debuting new amenities to keep Park City’s most luxurious and innovative private community on the cutting edge.”

Several Promontory members and their furry friends joined the ribbon-cutting, and a selection of gourmet treats was offered for the private community’s discerning dogs who came out in full force with tails wagging.

“We recognize that pets are an integral part of the lifestyle our members enjoy at Promontory, so we are excited to elevate the amenities for these ‘fetching’ members as well,” says Robin Milne, Promontory’s General Manager, who attended the event with her own dog. “Like all of our amenities, the dog park takes advantage of stunning views for the entire family to enjoy.”

ABOUT PROMONTORY

Promontory is an award-winning 6,400-acre recreational second home and private mountain community in Park City, Utah. Promontory’s expansive mountain setting offers diverse year-round amenities and activities for the multi-generational family. The community consists of 1,674 homesites with stunning mountain views. More than 560 homes have been built, and approximately 682 homesites are currently available. Six of Promontory’s 24 distinct neighborhoods feature developer-built homes, known as Promontory Homes. These include the new, modern Nicklaus Villas on the Jack Nicklaus Painted Valley Golf Course. For more information, visit www.promontoryclub.com.

Salt Lake Food and Wine Fest

SLARA PRESENTS 2nd ANNUAL SALT LAKE FOOD & WINE FEST
A Series of Events Celebrates the Area’s Culinary and Beverage Scene, Sept. 11-16

Salt Lake Food and Wine FestFollowing a successful inaugural event last July, The Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association (SLARA) will present an even more robust Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest to showcase this Western gastro capital’s cutting-edge culinary offerings. From September 11 to 16, 2018, a menu of themed events at a variety of exciting venues will appeal to food lovers and wine, spirits, and beer enthusiasts. Individual admission certificates are available online at www.saltlakefoodandwinefest.com. Those traveling to Salt Lake to enjoy the Fest can take advantage of special lodging rates at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center by booking here: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1

“We were elated with the response to last year’s event by attendees, media, and sponsors,” says Michele Corigliano, Executive Director of SLARA. “Given Salt Lake’s hot summers, we felt we’d attract an even bigger turnout in September, so we have shifted the dates. We are adding new events and venues this year to highlight Salt Lake’s best culinary talent.”

Meet Your Maker, the Fest’s signature event, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15. Designed to be a celebration of Utah’s own food producers, breweries, distilleries, and independent restaurants, the outdoor event will take place on Regent Street in downtown Salt Lake City. It will feature cuisine samplings from Salt Lake’s most notable chefs, cocktails from local distilleries, and beer from local breweries, in addition to musical entertainment, and a VIP section. General admission is $100, and VIP tickets are $135.

Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest sponsors include Nicholas & Co. and Salt Lake County. Various sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested parties are welcome to contact Michele Corigliano at Michele@slara.org or 801.558.8977. Sponsors will receive complimentary tickets for an exclusive VIP cocktail area located within the Meet Your Maker event.

“The event is designed to celebrate what is bountiful in Utah like heritage breed pork, local lamb, seasonal vegetables, and trout,” says Scott Evans, Founder of Pago Restaurant Group and mastermind of the Meet Your Maker event. “We are pairing each of those products with two chefs who will cook everything over a live fire. It will be a big party outside on Regent Street to celebrate where we live and what we are proud of when it comes to culinary greatness and producing fine beer and spirits.”

The Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest is the annual fundraiser for SLARA, which advocates for and promotes the local food and beverage industry.

The following is a sampling of events that will be held during the Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest. A full listing of events and details, pricing, and purchase of certificates for admission to events is available at: www.saltlakefoodandwinefest.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

  • Five Course International Dinner with Wine Pairing prepared by James Beard-nominated Chef Ed Heath and Conversation with Former Republican Utah State Senator Steve Urquhart at Martine
  • Dinner with Local Wine Pairing at Table X (two seatings)

Wednesday, Sept. 12

  • Japanese Whiskey Tasting at Post Office Place
  • Beer Tasting/Education at Purgatory
  • Tea & Cheese Tasting at Tea Zaanti
  • Classics of Food & Wine Pairing at Cliff Dining Pub

Thursday, Sept. 13

  • Tiki Takeover Rum Tasting/Education at Water Witch
  • Cocktail Takeover with Beehive Distilling at Tin Angel
  • Wine Dinner at Provisions

Friday, Sept. 14

  • Natural Wine Dinner (5 courses, 5 wines) at Pago
  • Paranormal Night at Dented Brick Distillery

Saturday, Sept. 15

  • Meet Your Maker on Regent Street
  • Brunch & Bubbles Cooking Class at Park City Culinary Institute

Sunday, Sept. 16

  • Shades of Pale Tap Takeover at Bucket of Crawfish
  • Olive Oil Education & Wine Pairing at We Olive
  • Beer School Brunch at Proper Brewing