Comings and Goings

Comings & Goings: Publik Coffee Roasters opens in the Aves

By Sophie Silverstone

Publik Coffee Roasters’ “coming soon” sign hung on the door of the former Two Creeks building for several years, due to construction and City Planning setbacks. Last month, Publik’s Avenues location (502 E. 3rd Avenue) finally opened its doors.

– By Z. Smith

The Avenues location, much like its Central Ninth (975 S. West Temple) sister store, serves interesting variations of toast and oatmeal, as well as a wide variety of teas and in-house roasted coffees.

If you’re looking for more than coffee and oatmeal, and still want to be a part of Publik’s vibrant atmosphere, head over to Publik Kitchen in the 9th & 9th area, which boasts a full breakfast and lunch menu.

The Central Ninth location features large meeting spaces for social and professional gatherings. Publik implies “public”; the name was chosen to convey a sense of community.

Publik has grown exponentially since it opened in 2014. One contributing factor to this growth is their thoughtfully crafted roasting process. “It’s an art and a science,” says owner Missy Greis, an art and science that Publik remains committed to testing and improving.

Central Ninth: 975 S. W. Temple. Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm, Sat & Sun: 8am-6pm.
Avenues: 502 E. 3rd Avenue. Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm. Sat & Sun: 8am-6pm
9th & 9th: 931 East 900 South (Publik Kitchen). Mon-Fri: 7am-3:30pm. Sat & Sun: 8am-4:30pm


More March 2016 Comings & Goings:

Original Oil Shop specializes in essentials

– By Sophie Silverstone

Jill Franklyn opened the Original Oil Shop in downtown Salt Lake last fall. The 300 sq. ft, tranquilly decorated shop in the front space of Impact Hub on State Street (the former site of Zim’s Crafts, has a display of over 250 essential oils, gift baskets, skin care products, and two small treatment session rooms, as well as two treatment rooms on the floor below

Suzanne Wagner in SLC

Just a reminder that CATALYST’s “Metaphors” columnist, Suzanne Wagner, will be in Utah March 21-April 11

David Littlefield (1949-2016)

– By Charlotte Bell

If you’ve attended arts events in Salt Lake City and beyond—Ballet West, Sundance Film Festival, Utah Opera and, back in the day, Grateful Dead shows, to name a few—you’ve probably encountered David Littlefield. A passionate fan of all kinds of music, art and film, David relished the opportunity to explore new sights and sounds, both here and abroad


This article was originally published on March 7, 2016.