Sugar House Strong Video Stories

The Sugar House Strong project started as a way to help local small businesses tell their stories about how the COVID outbreak affected their businesses, what steps they are taking to create a safe environment for customers, and what they are looking forward to. The project will continue to highlight business stories long after COVID has passed!

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We are happy to be able to share the stories of so many businesses. Check back frequently for new additions!

     Fancy a cocktail after work or on a night out? The RUIN has been serving up the best cocktails in Sugar House for over 5 years! Learn more about their #SugarHouseStrong story but be warned, it might make you thirsty!   Visit......

     If you are looking for something fancy in the heart of Sugar House, look no further than Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House! We check in with Kimi to learn about can’t-miss specialties and what they are doing to stay #SugarHouseStrong in our......

     Since 1998, Backyard Birds has been Utah’s locally owned, independent birding supply and nature & garden gift shop! Hear how this hidden gem on Highland Dr. is adapting to business in the COVID era. #SugarHouseStrong   Visit with Backyard Birds!   2698......

     In our last video, we highlighted Commerce & Craft. Well, right next door you can visit the unique and fun shop Lillie Bee Emporium! Full of treasures and curiosities, you won’t want to miss our latest #SugarHouseStrong video!   Visit with Lillie......

     At Commerce & Craft, good design, originality, and craftsmanship do not have to be out of reach for anyone. Every Commerce & Craft piece has a human tied to it, creating collectors and followers for these talented artists and vendors. Learn more......

   What could possibly be better than a burger? A burger that’s grilled exactly the way you want it! BGR serves up an amazing assortment of custom burgers and all the fixings you could ever want. Check them out in our newest #SugarHouseStrong Opening......

     US Cryotherapy – Salt Lake City, UT specializes in wellness and recovery. From reducing inflammation to managing chronic back, knee, elbow injuries, and more, they have you covered. It’s also a great way to cool off in the hot summer months!  ......

   Western Rivers Flyfisher has supplied Salt Lake City residents with flies, rods, and fishing gear since 1986. Learn how they have adapted the business since COVID hit in our latest Opening Stories! Visit with Western Rivers Flyfisher! 1071 East 900 South Salt Lake......

     If you ever walk down Wilmington Ave. and wonder what that delicious smell is, there’s a good chance it’s SOMI Vietnamese Bistro! We visited them as part of our #SugarHouseStrong video series to hear about what they are doing to safely serve......

   Our #SugarHouseStrong series continues with Hopkins Brewing. In this edition, Drake Bloebaum of Fairway Mortgage, and valued SHCC supporter, interviews Chad Hopkins, owner of Hopkins Brewing Co located at 2121 South McClelland St, Suite 110, in Sugar House. Chad grew up just down......

     Maxwell Christian from Wasatch Brew Pub was kind enough to join us for our latest #SugarHouseStrong Opening Stories interviewed by Drake Bloebaum mortgage advisor and friend of the Sugar House Community Council. Wasatch Brew Pub is, in many ways, the centerpiece of......

   Our #SugarHouseStrong series continues with Healthy Pets. In this edition, Erika Wiggins local Realtor and Secretary of the Sugar House Community Council interviews Shawn Thompson of Healthy Pets located at 1790 S 1100 E in Sugar House. If you love your dog or......

   Emily Potts has been working with Sugar House Coffee since 2013 and the cafe has been open since 2002. They are known best for their breads and coffee, however their food and treats are either housemade or from local pastry shops and shouldn’t......

   Jed Mathews owns The Bean Whole with his wife and their business has been open for 9 years now. In our first #SugarHouseStrong video, Erika Wiggins interviews him to learn how they’ve had to adjust due to COVID-19. Mathews mainly offers single origin......

   Derek Williamson owns Olio Skin and Beard Company with his wife Jennifer and they focus on all natural and plant based skin, beard, tattoo care. They were inspired during the 2008 economic downturn when they both needed new occupations plus were suffering from......

     In this episode, Erika Wiggins interviews Molly Kohrman owner of Brownies, Brownies, Brownies! which has been open for about a year and a half now. While all of their brownies are delicious, one that Molly highly recommends is the Raz-Brownie which is......