Favorite Goods and Services


-Gallivan Center “Salt Lake City’s Outdoor Living Room” has various events scheduled year round (free concerts, free movies, and more!).

-Tower Theatre & Broadway Theater are Salt Lake City’s art theaters.

-Temple Square has the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, free concerts in Assembly Hall, Mormon Youth Chorus and Symphony and Organ Recitals.

-Salt Lake City has the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Ballet West, Utah Opera Company, Ririe Woodbury Modern Dance Company, Repertory Dance Theater, a host of local theater companies, Comedy Circuit, and many touring performers and shows. Discount tickets are often available through the University.

-Professional sports teams include the Utah Jazz (basketball), Grizzlies (hockey), REAL Salt Lake (Soccer), Bees (minor league baseball).

-The Vivant Smart Home Arena, the Maverick Center, Kingsbury Hall, USANA Amphitheater, Red Butte Garden, The Venue, The Depot, and The Great Salt Air are the primary venues for concerts.


Favorite Salons/Stylists

– Lunatic Fringe (3 locations)

Sugarhouse: 801/463-0555

Parley’s Way: 801/463-1967

Holladay: 801/432-8533

-Julie Vanzweden @ Salon UniQue, 801/597-1799

-Jennifer @ Salon Star 21, 801/467-5556

-Sojo Salon, Spa & Boutique, 801/446-0474

-Dexterity Hair Design, 801/364-1420

-Landis Aveda, 801/485-5506‎

-Emily @ Evolve Salon and Day Spa, 801/272-4455

-Allison @ Salon Keiji, 801/485-1110


Favorite Recreation Equipment and Apparel Stores


-Wild Rose Mountain Sports

-Patagonia Outlet (great sales during major holidays: President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.)

-Western Rivers Flyfishing, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Scheels


Favorite Health Clubs/Fitness Centers

-The Jewish Community Center (JCC) – special resident membership rate

-SL Sports Complex

-Cottonwood Heights rec center

-Xcel Fitness- Holladay

-Anytime Fitness, Parley’s location

-Gold’s Gym, Vanwinkle location, has childcare

-Holladay Lions (corporate rate when you show U ID)

-Centered City Yoga

-Wasatch Yoga Upstairs

-24 Hour Fitness — U employee/partner discount Sugarhouse and Trolley Square locations, both have childcare


Favorite Indoor Pools

-Fairmont Aquatic Center

-Murray Aquatic Center

-Holladay Lions Recreation Center

-Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center


Favorite Ski Resorts

-Alta, Snowbird, Park City, Solitude, Brighton



-Sugarhouse Park

-Donut Falls trailhead in Big Cottonwood Canyon

-Mountain Dell Golf Course in Parley’s Canyon

-Flat Iron Mesa Park in Sandy

-Gorgoza Park tubing facility (off I-80, Park City)


Good Auto Mechanic

-Ray’s Muffler 801/292-4731

-Lambert Automotive

-Foothill Tire Pros

-The Little Garage

-Steve’s Automotive Specialist

-Dan’s Automotive 801/693-1195

-Slaugh’s Car Care

-Bobby at Third Ave Car Clinic


Favorite House Cleaners and other Home Services

-Sharon Denunzio 801-484-0823

– Landscaping: Sage’s Way (Chase Fetter) 801-573-8934

-Yael Keenan and her crew, 801-674-3868

-Betty at MB Best Cleaning, 801-637-1692


Favorite Photographers

-Joanna Taylor Photography http://www.joannataylorphotography.blogspot.com/


Favorite Preschools/Childcare

-Narda Coppers in-home daycare 801/485-6317

-Challenger School

-Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Center

-CFDC at the University of Utah

-Fine Arts Preschool at the UofU (Tanner Dance)

-Winner School

-Montessori Community School

-Community Cooperative Nursery School

-JE Cosgriff Memorial School

-Holladay Baptist Church

-Garfield Learning Center

-Children’s Discovery

-Wasatch Presbyterian Preschool

-Discovery Place Preschool at Christ United

Methodist Church

-Expanding Horizons

-Community Cooperative Preschool

-Seven Canyons (Waldorf)

-Realms of Inquiry



-The University of Utah has a great continuing education program, with something for everyone. You can pick up a catalog at their office at the University. As a spouse to a U employee, you also get a discount!

-The Salt Lake and Granite school districts have classes for both adults and children.

-Gallivan Center schedules free noontime classes through Salt Lake Community Education.

-City Libraries have story times for children and various programs for adults. Check your local branch for listings.

-Westminster College offers night classes with financing available.


Favorite Local Shops

-Hip N’ Humble

-Koo de Ker


-Artichokes & Company

-The Children’s Hour

-Babinski’s Baby

-Tutoring Toy

-The King’s English Bookshop

-Blue Cockatoo

-Piper’s Quilts & Comforts

-Paisley Pomegranate

-Gray Whale Music Shop

-Paper Creations

-Elaine’s Quilt Block


Favorite Consignment Shops

-Name Droppers (clothing and accessories)

-Emilie Jayne (home goods)

-SecondHand Chic (home goods and women’s clothing)

-Consignment Circuit (clothing and home goods)

-Pibs Exchange (clothing; also has great selection of new costumes)

-Kid-to-Kid (clothing, books, toys)

-Play it Again Sports (sports equipment/gear)

-Uptown Cheapskate

-Home Again (home goods)


Favorite Malls

-The Gateway

-City Center

-South Towne Center

-Fashion Place

-Historic Trolley Square

-Tanger Outlets (Park City)

-Shopping areas: 9th & 9th (900 South 900 East), 15th & 15th (1500 South 1500 East)


Favorite Specialty Grocers

-Liberty Heights Fresh

-Tony Caputo’s

-Emigration Market

-Chinatown Supermarket



-The Kura Door

-Knead a Massage

-Utah College of Massage Therapy (inexpensive massages on weekends)

-Finnish Touch Day Spa

-Breathe Day Spa

-Akasha Spa

-Shirodhara Day Spa