Today on the show Jason speaks with John Milliken, president of Salt Lake City-based Milcom, Inc., about his work with Artspace, the need for low-income housing, and the changing dynamic along 500 West. Milliken also discusses why he initially came to Utah, and why he chose to make his home in Salt Lake City.
Jesse Dean, Director or Urban Development for the Downtown Alliance joins Jason for a preview of the updated Downtown Rising Action Plan, which is meant to inform and inspire policymakers and local stakeholders. The original plan identified 8 priority projects for Salt Lake City from regional rail to the Eccles Theater. The new plan looks […]
This week, Dee Brewer Marketing and Sponsorship Director for City Creek Center, joins Jason Mathis to talk about the holidays in Downtown Salt Lake City – from Santa Visits to fountain shows to “Santa Paws” and beyond.
Today on the show, Alison Einerson, Director of the Winter Market at the Rio Grande Depot – an every-other-week market in our downtown. Host Jason Mathis and Alison discuss what’s on offer at the Winter Market, and about efforts to launch a year-round market in the Rio Grande district.
Today on the show, host Jason Mathis speaks with Katherine Potter, Senior Advisor to the Redevelopment Agency and Executive Director of the Utah Performing Arts Center Agency to talk about the grand opening of the new George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater – taking place through this weekend. A preview of upcoming performances and […]
Today Jason speaks with Casey Staker – the owner, head chef, chief bottle washer (and much more!) at Salt Lake’s Zest Kitchen and Bar. As Zest celebrates four years in operation, Jason and Casey talk about SLC’s vegan scene, and about what it takes to make a successful restaurant downtown.
Today on the program, Jason is joined by Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown and Deputy Chief Josh Scharman for a discussion about the multi-agency, multi-faceted “Operation Diversion,” an experimental new approach to crime and drug use in the city’s Rio Grande neighborhood that offers treatment to addicts and jail time to dealers.
Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis is joined by David Litvack, Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Salt Lake City has plans to build two new homeless resource centers as part of a larger strategy by the city and county to address homelessness in our community. Litvack and Mathis discuss what those […]
Today on the show host Jason Mathis is joined by Elizabeth Nebeker, Executive Director of the Utah Film Center. The Film Center’s 6th annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival takes place at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City on September 23–25, 2016. Jason and Elizabeth offer a preview of this unique festival, […]
Today on the show, Jason is joined by Telly Gamvroulas, co-chair of the Salt Lake Greek Festival which this year runs from September 9th – 11th. They’ll preview the festival, which is in its 41st year, and discuss the history of the city’s Greek population.
Today on the program a spotlight on Cucina Toscana as the Downtown Dine O’Round gets ready to kick off. Running September 9-25, and featuring 50 of downtown’s top restaurants, Dine O’ Round is a fun way for restaurant-goers to ” dig in” to new dining locations or to circle back to a longtime favorite. Join […]
This week on the show, members of Now ID Dance Company preview their upcoming House of Apocalypse fundraising event, which happens this year on September 24th. They also describe how NOW ID connects dance and architecture, and explore the creative, ambitious, interdisciplinary performance approach of this Salt Lake-based company.
Today on Downtown SLC, Jason Mathis speaks with Jesse Dean, Director of Urban Development for the Downtown Alliance. This week group released its annual State of Downtown Economic Research Report, which compiles economic data on Salt Lake’s urban core. From the office market to homelessness and beyond, a snapshot of the overall economy downtown on […]
Today on the show, Jason speaks to Shaleane Gee with Salt Lake County about new actions the county is proposing to address homelessness in our community. What are the short term, medium term, and long term solutions the county hopes to pursue? What role will dispersed-site homeless shelters and affordable housing play? That’s today on […]
This week on the show Jason speaks with Michael Mack, Vice President of Services at Visit Salt Lake, the Convention and Visitors Bureau. They take a look at two conventions coming to town: the longstanding Outdoor Retailers Summer Market and the American Society of Association Executives – taking place in Salt Lake City for the […]
Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis speaks with Jack Vines, Chief Strategy Officer for Blyncsy, a company that anonymously gathers data from your connected devices with the aim of making your city more efficient. Blyncsy wants to use big data to make the traffic grid more efficient, reduce carbon emissions, bring new businesses to […]
Today on the program, host Jason Mathis is joined by Jeff Tumlin and Phil Olmstead of Nelson\Nygaard, a consulting firm that has been studying parking in Salt Lake City. How can the parking user experience be improved? What does the future hold for the interplay between parking and economics downtown? Those and other questions addressed […]
Today on Downtown SLC host Jason Mathis gets an update from Katherine Potter, senior advisor to the Redevelopment Agency in Salt Lake City who has been working on the grand opening of the new Eccles Theater. Smash Broadway hit Hamilton is coming to town – and that’s just the beginning. Plus, what the new theater […]