Comings and Goings, Regulars and Shorts

Comings & Goings: September 2013

By Jane Laird

What’s new around town.
by Jane Laird

Earth Goods General Store is now in Downtown SLC

Earth Goods General Store has moved to 327 East Broadway (300 South) in Salt Lake City. After six years at the 1300 South location, owner Thom Benedict says he wanted a new charming, cozy and comfortable space where he can continue to offer personal and household products that reflect the sustainable and green lifestyles that CATALYST readers value. The new location has the same hours, with free two-hour street parking in addition to parking in the building’s lot.

The new location is convenient for current customers and Benedict believes it will further appeal to downtown apartment dwellers. The new store offers most of the products from the prior location, especially the most popular items, which are the refillable lotions, detergents, soaps and shampoos.

“We continue to be committed to serving the community in the best way we can, ” he says, “by offering earth-friendly goods and supplies for your home, office, and lifestyle.”

Open Mon-Sat, 10a to 7p. Sun, 11a-5p. Watch for details for a Grand Opening celebration here in CATALYST and

Sage’s Cafe is moving from its original location

Sage’s Cafe will depart from its 300 South (Broadway) location, where it has been since its inception in 1999, announces founder and owner Ian Brandt.

A new, larger space in the Granary District will be able to host late-night dining, special events, tastings and classes. The cafe will keep most of its classic dishes and add more international, eclectic flavors.

“Sage’s Cafe will continue to serve completely plant-based cuisine with a focus on locally grown, sustainably produced, organic and GMO-free foods,” says Brandt. He is not ready to announce the exact location, but the Granary District covers about 19 blocks, bounded by 600 South, 300 West, 10th South and I-15.

Brandt says many people are asking about what will happen to the arbor grape vines that front the current establishment. To him, they represent all the care and tending required for the early years of launching a vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Salt Lake. Brandt will take some cuttings to plant at the new location, where he says there is plenty of room to carry on the tradition.

On Fri, 9/27, the cafe will host an Urban Art show as a goodbye celebration , along with a vine cutting ceremony. Artists may contact Ian Brandt (; sculpture, junk art, outdoor art, visual, dance and more are all welcome, in recollection of Sage’s first open community art show in the summer of 1999.

Real Foods Market opens in Sugar House

Real Foods Market, a Utah natural foods grocery owned by Redmond Heritage Farms, has opened a Sugar House location. With three other locations in Utah, the market wants to go beyond trends and offer simple, pure, chemical-free foods that are as unprocessed as possible.

“We are keeping it REAL ” is its operating philosophy and CATALYST foodies will find nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods such as fresh raw milk, grass-fed meats, local cheese and eggs, organic fruits and vegetables, raw nuts and seeds and more. Flavorful meals from chef Ryan Staples are available too.

Mon-Sat 9a-9p and Sun 10a-3p. Meet the farmers from Redmond and enjoy tastings at the Grand Opening party 9/28, noon-4p.

More at 2209 S. Highland Drive, SLC

Location and name changes for Cosmic Spiral

This month Cosmic Spiral is moving from its current 9th & 9th location to Holladay, in a location recently vacated by the Kaleidoscope Center. “We are transforming,” explain Cosmic Spiral owners Kitty and Walter Kortkamp. The new name will be Spiral Con­nections as they want the new location to reflect an increased emphasis of health and wellness services, classes and products, such as herbs, sound healing, hypnotherapy, massage therapy and more.

2290 E 4500 S Ste 120, SLC

Announcing the new Mindful Yoga Collective space for yoga and meditation

Charlotte Bell, probably Salt Lake City’s longest-practicing yoga teacher (and CATALYST columnist), has finally opened her own yoga studio. With friends.

Unique to the area, the teachers at the Mindful Yoga Collective studio specialize in what she terms “old-school yoga—the slower-paced, more meditative traditional yoga practice. “My vision for this new collective is to create a place where Salt Lake’s most experienced and creative yoga teachers can teach small, traditional classes that focus on each individual student, a skill that takes decades to hone.”

Teachers at Mindful Yoga Collec­tive include Roz Newmark, Mary Johnston-Coursey, Jacqueline Morasco, Marlena Lambert, Carla Anderson, Sonia Witte and Bell, with more to come. The teachers’ collective experience represents over 150 years of yoga practice.

Specializations include Iyengar, Krishnamacharya, Para Yoga, Relax & Renew Restora­tive Yoga, iRest Integrative Rest and Alignment Yoga.

The space will also be available to rent for weekend workshops.

Opening September 9 at 223 South 700 East.


This article was originally published on August 30, 2013.