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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

FOX 13 | TROLLEY SQUARE | JANUARY 18, 2017

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

ARTICLE: by Robert Boyd

POSTED 9:30 PM, JANUARY 18, 2017, BY ROBERT BOYD, UPDATED AT 06:50AM, JANUARY 19, 2017

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.

The perfect gift for the foodie in your life

Gifts for the Foodie in your life

FOX 13 | WE OLIVE | DECEMBER 19, 2016

VIDEO: The perfect gift for the foodie in your life

ARTICLE: by Brooke Graham

POSTED 3:06 PM, DECEMBER 19, 2016, BY BROOKE GRAHAM

We Olive was born from passion; a passion for locally sourced, healthy, delicious, artisan extra virgin olive oil. Their new holiday pop-up store is now open in Trolley Square. Visit them for artisan California Extra Virgin Olive Oils, vinegar, and gourmet foods as well as custom gifts and baskets. The full retail store and wine bar location will be open in early 2017.

This 3-ingredient dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that comes together in a snap, making it perfect for holiday entertaining.

Makes about 1 ½ cups
Ingredients:
¼ cup We Olive Parmesan Asiago Dip
¼ cup We Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for drizzling
8 ounces goat cheese
Crackers and fresh veggies for serving
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients with a spatula, stirring well until thoroughly combined and mixture is smooth. Place in a small serving bowl and drizzle with more EVOO. Serve with crackers and fresh veggies.

How to avoid tacky decor on the 4th of July

How to avoid tacky decor on the 4th of July

FOX 13 | TROLLEY SQUARE | JUNE 27, 2016

VIDEO: How to avoid tacky decor on the 4th of July

ARTICLE: Amy Andre


POSTED 1:30 PM, JUNE 23, 2016, BY AMY ANDRE, UPDATED AT 11:51AM, JUNE 27, 2016

David Breitenbeker, from Seasons by David, shows us a few ways to decorate for the Fourth of July, which is just around the corner! He encourages everyone to look to the past for inspiration and embrace the farmhouse chic trend. Seasons by David is located in Trolley square and is having a 50% off sale on select items this week! For more information visit Season's by David's Facebook page, here.

Fun at Trolley Square: Quirky gifts from Cabin Fever

FOX 13 | CABIN FEVER | DECEMBER 15, 2015

VIDEO: Fun at Trolley Square: Quirky gifts from Cabin Fever

ARTICLE: Brittany Graham


POSTED 1:44 PM, DECEMBER 15, 2015, BY BRITTANY GRAHAM

Dave took a trip to Trolley Square to have a little fun at the Cabin Fever store. They not only carry quirky gifts, but have options for every person in your life. You can get more information about them here or you can visit them at Trolley Square.

Fun at Trolley Square: play Beanboozled at Cabin Fever

FOX 13 | CABIN FEVER | DECEMBER 15, 2015

VIDEO: Fun at Trolley Square: play Beanboozled at Cabin Fever

ARTICLE: Brittany Graham


POSTED 1:46 PM, DECEMBER 15, 2015, BY BRITTANY GRAHAM

Brooke found a huge variety of candy at Cabin Fever at Trolley Square. They sell candy that you could only find in the 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's! They also sell Harry Potter themed candy and the popular game Beanboozled. You can get more information here.

Payne Anthony Jewelers

Payne Anthony Jewelers

POSTED 1:41 PM, DECEMBER 11, 2015, BY BRITTANY GRAHAM

Payne Anthony Jewelers owner Steve Farr shows us why his beautiful store is different from all the rest.

  • Payne Anthony Jewelers has fine jewelry for every taste and every price point…it’s truly a designer gallery for jewelry.
  • Payne Anthony is locally owned and located at Trolley Square. It has been in business since 1972, a Trolley original since the mall opened.
  • Payne Anthony showcases several different collections from domestic and international designers, most of whom are exclusive to Payne Anthony in the area. The jewelry is beautiful and original.
  • Payne Anthony also does their own custom jewelry designs and will work with you for whatever design you’re after.
  • During the holidays, Payne Anthony is donating 5% of proceeds to Huntsman Cancer Center.
  • They offer a discount once a year and it is only during the month of December!
  • While visiting Payne Anthony, also visit Father Frost for free photos, every Thursday through Saturday. Go online to TrolleySquare.com for all holiday event details.

www.TrolleySquare.com

www.Facebook.com/TrolleySquareUT

www.PayneAnthony.com

www.Facebook.com/PayneAnthonyCreativeJewelers