Comings and Goings, Regulars and Shorts

Comings & Goings: October 2013

By Katherine Pioli

What’s new around town.
by Katherine Pioli

Sage’s moves to former Jade Cafe space

Ian and the Sage’s Café crew have been hard at work scraping grease off walls and sprucing up. They are ready to announce their new location: the old Jade Café, at 234 W. 900 South. It’s a smart move for owner Ian Brandt who is claiming a spot early in one of Salt Lake’s up-and-coming neighborhoods, dubbed “The Central 9.” Around the corner from the 900 South TRAX stop, close to downtown and in a neighborhood top on the RDA’s list for redevelopment, the restaurant’s new location sounds perfect. Even better, the big new space will give loyal customers just that much more to love about their favorite veggie restaurant. Look for the grand opening the first week of November.

234 W. 900 South.

Dave’s Health and Nutrition moving next month

Dave’s Health and Nutrition will be moving a little further south this month to 880 E. 3900 S., just up the street from the iconic Iceberg Drive Inn. Expected to open its doors in early November, the location will have more parking, double the store space and a classy new look.

In addition to the retail space, Dave’s will boast two classroom spaces and a common area where shoppers and class attendees can take a break, read or plug in to the free WiFi.

880 E 3900 S,

Downtown Farmer’s Markets winding down

Peach season is winding down, apples are coming in and the downtown summer market is counting off its final days. Stock up for winter now. The Saturday market ends on October 19 with the Tuesday market closing up shop a week later on October 22.

Fortunately, access to local foods doesn’t end completely with the onset of winter. Come November, look for the start of the winter markets. These pop-up style events happen only once a month and they don’t have a fixed location, but they ensure that, from November to April, you can find your favorite local cheeses, meats, baked goods and even some fruits and a surprising assortment of vegetables, as all-season farming techniques catch on with more area farmers. Locations will be announce two weeks before the market on the Downtown Alliance website—and in CATALYST’s emailed Weekly Reader, of course.


Fall workshops at the Leonardo

Salt Lake’s Leonardo, located downtown on Library Square, is Utah’s contemporary museum for science, technology and art. In addition to exhibits, the Leonardo offers workshops for children and adults, every day of the week.

Here are some upcoming courses that have struck our interest: Drawing for Boomers (taught by Jann Haworth of the Sgt. Pepper’s cover fame; no experience necessary); Knitting Science (with CATALYST’s neighbor Alyssa Bray); Puppet Design & Fabrication (your finished puppet will appear in a short film!); and a variety of culinary classes taught by Zanetta Jones, chef of Salt, the Leo’s inhouse bistro.

Classes last five weeks, starting

October through November. Registration is now open.

The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South.

Free Speech Zone closes

The realtor’s sign has been on the lawn for months and we all wished it would go away, but the end is now in sight for Free Speech Zone. The brightly graffitied shop that brought a little bit of anarchy and activism to our community is closing its doors. Friends, supporters and everyone else are welcome to come say goodbye and take advantage of some final deals. Store merchandise, postcards, clothing, jewelry and more will be on sale at 20% off until Sunday, October 6. A final yard sale on that day will clear out the rest including furniture, tables and remaining items.

411 S. 800 E. Store hours: noon-6p, Wed-Sat, 801-487-2295.

Shari Philpott-Marsh joins Mindful Yoga Collective

Shari Philpott-Marsh has joined the Mindful Yoga Collective. She has been a certified instructor for 20 years. In addition to her yoga classes, she will teach a “Mag­ne­tize Your Heart’s Desire” yoga and shamanic clearing intensive this month.

The group, organized by Charlotte Bell, moved into new quarters last month. Additional members are Carla Anderson, Mary Johnston-Coursey, Marlena Lambert, Jacqueline Morasco, Roz Newmark and Sonia Witte.

Contact Shari at Mindful Yoga Collective, 223 S. 700 East, Ste. 4, 801.633.9866.


This article was originally published on September 29, 2013.