Kathy Stephenson, Salt Lake Tribune

Kathy Stephenson

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Liquor store in Hurricane closed after employee tests positive for coronavirus

The state-run liquor store in Hurricane was temporarily closed on Wednesday, after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

The State Room will keep its bar license after a last-minute mix-up at the DABC

The State Room music venue in downtown Salt Lake City will still serve alcohol to bar patrons, after a last-minute mix-up at the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. → Read More

Peaches sold across the U.S. — including Utah — are recalled

Fresh peaches sold loose and in bags across the country — including Utah — are being recalled because the products could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. → Read More

Goodbye to Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Cafe and Martine

It’s goodbye for two more long-time Salt Lake City eateries. → Read More

Utah mink test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans

Two mink farms in Utah have the nation’s first confirmed animal cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans — the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday. → Read More

Rico bean and tortilla plant may dodge closure after finding new digs in Salt Lake City

Jorge Fierro, owner of Rico Brand Mexican products, has found a new Salt Lake City production facility and — if all goes well — could avoid eviction and the closure of his business. → Read More

Six more Utahns die of COVID-19, while case count continues to slow

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every weekday morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber. → Read More

Sign at Holladay’s Cotton Bottom Inn has been restored — and has working lights for the first time in decades

After decades without working lights — the iconic rabbit sign at the Cotton Bottom Inn now has neon illumination. → Read More

Salt Lake City’s Pretty Bird will hatch a second fried chicken restaurant this fall

The owner of the uber-popular Pretty Bird restaurant — which critics say serves a mind-blowing fried chicken sandwich — will open a second Salt Lake City location later this year. → Read More

Farmers markets go on across Utah — despite the coronavirus — amid new appreciation for their products

The coronavirus may have stopped outdoor concerts, parades and festivals, but it hasn’t robbed Utahns of at least one beloved summer tradition: farmers markets. → Read More

Want to privatize Utah liquor sales? Beware what you wish for, study warns.

Many Utahns would like the state to get out of the alcohol business. → Read More

Finca restaurant returns, replacing Trestle Tavern in Salt Lake City’s 15th and 15th neighborhood

While some Utah restaurant owners are trying to reinvent their businesses amid the coronavirus, Salt Lake City’s Scott Evans has decided to return to a tried-and-true concept — Finca. → Read More

Utah to get its first Raising Cane’s restaurant

Raising Cane’s, a popular fast-food chain that specializes in deep-fried chicken fingers, is coming to Utah. → Read More

Part science, part art, the allure of sourdough bread is rising in Utah and across the nation during the pandemic

For many people, it’s a new hobby — a way to fill the free time that has come with staying at home. → Read More

One more death and 155 new coronavirus cases in Utah as most of state shifts to ‘yellow’ safety level

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every weekday morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber. → Read More

Buffets can reopen, with restrictions, under Utah’s new ‘yellow’ coronavirus level

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every weekday morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber. → Read More

How face masks are spurring battles on Utah’s front lines

When Amy and Will Wilson decided to require — not just encourage — face coverings while shopping inside their Cottonwood Heights butcher shop, they got a few angry responses from customers who attempted to explain why most masks are ineffective in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. → Read More

Despite pandemic, new restaurants and bars will open in Utah after getting alcohol licenses

While the economic shutdown has been tough on the Utah food industry, it hasn’t prevented some business owners from launching new places to drink and dine. → Read More

Murray liquor store becomes second one to close due to employee testing positive for COVID-19

The state liquor store at 5056 S. State St. in Murray shut down Monday after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

Woman fatally shot in South Jordan home

Police are investigating the death of a 35-year-old woman who was fatally shot in a South Jordan home on Monday. → Read More