KUTV Trolley Square 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

KUTV Trolley Square 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Enter to win prizes from stores in Trolley Square during our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

Inside the Story: 102-year-old widow still working at husband's bookstore

Inside the Story: 102-year-old widow still working at husband's bookstore

Inside the Story: 102-year-old widow still working at husband's bookstore.

She still shows up to work five hours a day, five days a week, at Weller Book Works, formerly known as the Sam Weller Bookstore.

"I was married to the great Sam Weller," she said.

We Olive: Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We Olive: Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

(KUTV) Salt Lake City - Chef Josh Garcia, Co-Owner and resident chef at We Olive in Trolley Square, showed Dave Gunderson how to use high-quality olive oils to make a Thanksgiving side dish stand out.

Weddings at Trolley Square Launch Party & Bridal Fair

Weddings at Trolley Square

Trolley Square and vendors are more than exited to launch their "Weddings at Trolley Square" campaign. 

SALT LAKE CITY (June 23, 2017) – Trolley Square has launched their Weddings at Trolley Square marketing campaign with their first bridal fair event at The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square on June 23, 2017 from 5pm-9pm.   

The bridal fair will feature the Trolley Square vendors participating in Weddings at Trolley Square; The Falls Event Center, Vue Magnifique Photography, Payne Anthony, Tabula Rasa, The Old Spaghetti Factory, We Olive, Whole Foods Market, Rodizio Grill, Seasons by David, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and the Trolley Square Barbers; featuring live music from local jazz band Notes of Passage.

Guest of the bridal fair will each receive a FREE copy of the Weddings at Trolley Square Complementary Wedding Planning Resource guide. Inside this guide couples will find helpful resources for planning their wedding including frequently asked questions, a general planning check list, questions to ask vendors and much more. These guides will also be available at Trolley Square and their participating vendors after the bridal fair.

 “Trolley Square has always been a place for the community to create lasting memories,” said Khosrow Semnani, owner of Trolley Square.  “Most of our retailers are one-of-a-kind shops in the Salt Lake area, and can help each customer have the wedding of their dreams.  We love the fact that our customers can continue to use Trolley Square in their memory making process.”

About Trolley Square

Trolley Square is Utah’s only festival marketplace, offering many one-of-a-kind shopping, dining, and service-oriented experiences to residents and visitors alike. With its origins dating back to 1847, the center is an historic landmark and a Utah treasure. For more information, including scheduled events, visit TrolleySquare.com or its social pages at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Trolley Square gets zoning approval for major additions, including apartments and a hotel

Trolley Square gets zoning approval for major additions, including apartments and a hotel


VIDEO: Trolley Square gets zoning approval for major additions, including apartments and a hotel

ARTICLE: by Robert Boyd


SALT LAKE CITY - Big plans are in store for Trolley Square. On Tuesday night, the Salt Lake City Council approved a zoning change that would allow for a hotel, housing units and more shops.

The change is expected to revitalize the area as a premier shopping destination.

"It's a great location and I think it's the midtown of Salt Lake City and it deserves to be better," said Khosrow Semnani, president of Trolley Square Ventures.

Semnani said he knows personally how important this property is to the people living in the Central City neighborhood.

"I used to live in this neighborhood many years ago myself, I lived on 6th East about 40 years ago," Semnani said.

That's why he is so excited to move forward with a brand new development to be built across the street from Trolley Square on the corner of 600 South and 700 East, where a parking lot currently sits.

"Architecturally it will be wonderful, it will be a total addition to the neighborhood, and it will compliment Trolley Square not only from a visual point but economically," Semnani said.

The 3.5-acre mixed-use development will consist of six buildings that will be made up of apartment units, retail shops, a boutique hotel and underground parking.

"It's time to do it, it's just that simple," Semnani said.

People living in the neighborhood say it's much more complex.

"There are some concerns we've heard from residents, specifically about the size and sort of the scale as compared to the rest of the street-scape," said Michael Iverson, Chairman of the Central City Neighborhood Council.

Iverson represents thousands of residents and businesses in the area. He said they are OK with new developments as long as they fit in and don't stick out.

"You know we are in the Central City Historic District, which is the oldest historic district in the city, and people are protective of that," Iverson said.

The city planning department said nothing will be built without the approval of the Historic Landmark Commission.

"They have been working on plans and throwing around ideas to take inspiration from the history of Trolley, which is wonderful," said planning manager Michaela Oktay.

That history goes all the way back to The Utah Exposition Building in 1888, designs Semnani plans to incorporate into this new development.

"We're excited to see how this project moves forward," Oktay said.

The Historic Landmark commission is expected to vote on the project later this year, and, if approved, they would probably break ground at some point in 2018.