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Safely enjoy downtown during Open Streets SLC

By Salt Lake Chamber | Posted - Oct. 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.



Add some energy to your weekend nights with Downtown SLC Open Streets. Running every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 - 10 p.m. through Oct. 10, Open Streets invites you to enjoy everything you love about downtown in a safe and socially distant manner.

During Open Streets, the spacious Main Street corridor is animated with musicians and art performances from Exchange Place to City Creek Center. Restaurants are expanding their outdoor patios and sections of Main Street are closed to automobile traffic and open to pedestrians for physically distanced fun.

Open Streets is not a street festival or a block party, but rather an expansion of Main Street pedestrian options to allow residents and visitors the space to enjoy downtown.

Whether you dig into the plethora of dining options, browse at 100-plus stores or listen to live local music and performances, Downtown SLC Open Streets has a taste of fun for everyone.

Wine and dine

Open Streets isn’t just about Main Street. With 135 bars and restaurants currently open and expanded patio dining, you won’t need to wander far to find a tasty stop. Check out some of downtown’s newest restaurant openings like Carson Kitchen, Nacho Daddy and Curry Up Now, or favorite staples like Copper Onion, Takashi and Chile Tepin. Head over to downtownslc.org for a full list of downtown restaurants.

Change of scenery

Are you sick of that neighborhood walk that you’ve taken every day during quarantine? Try a downtown walking tour! Visit architectural gems, old and new. Along the way, you’ll hear talented local musicians and street performers from Exchange Place to City Creek Center.

Or, discover a colorful walking tour of downtown murals and public art gems with THE BLOCKS’ Public Art & Mural Trail app. Start your walking tour by scanning this QR code or any QR code on The BLOCKS plaques near 40-plus downtown murals.

It’s sport shopping season!

With two hours of complimentary parking, City Creek Center is a perfect location to start your Open Streets adventure. With several new store openings such as Louis Vuitton and Vitality Bowls and familiar favorites like Nordstrom and H&M, you’ll find price points and styles for everyone.

Don’t forget to browse City Creek’s sales and offers listings to find some killer deals while you’re there. From City Creek Center, hit the open road and head south on Main Street to enjoy the rest of Open Streets and find additional shopping and dining opportunities.

Please note that physical distancing, face coverings, frequent disinfecting and other safety guidelines are requested at Open Streets. Restaurants and shops require facemasks upon entry.

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