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Salt Lake City members-only social club set to open next month

The outside of Edison House in Salt Lake City with large windows

Courtesy of Edison House

Edison House, a membership-only social club, is coming to downtown Salt Lake City.

Yes, and: Axios got a sneak peek of the 30,000-square-foot space before its Dec. 5 opening date.

Erin Alberty
Nov 23, 2022 - News

Utah's mariachi child prodigies take the stage

A girl in a colorful dress with a hoop skirt sings in front of children in an elementary school gymnasium.

Kaylee Bucio, 11, sings in front of an admiring audience at Emerson Elementary in Salt Lake City. Photo: Erin Alberty/Axios

Utah is home to a disproportionate number of children and, arguably, an unusual density of talent in the performing arts.

  • So when I went to an elementary school festival earlier this month, maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised to stumble upon the best child singers I've ever heard.
Erin Alberty
Nov 22, 2022 - News

HBO showrunners "disturbed" by Utah political fallout after drag show

Drag queen Eureka poses in a desert during an episode of the HBO reality show "We're Here." Photo courtesy of HBO.

The drag queen Eureka O'Hara poses in a desert during an episode of the HBO reality show "We're Here." Photo courtesy of HBO.

The showrunners behind HBO's reality drag show "We're Here" say a pending episode in St. George produced the most extreme political fallout they've seen in three seasons.

Catch up quick: The series stages professional drag shows featuring locals alongside its team of drag stars, mostly in conservative cities where LGBTQ+ communities historically don't have much support.

Erin Alberty
Nov 22, 2022 - News

Little Cottonwood gondola tickets must be cheap to entice riders

A gondola is drawn next to a photograph of a mountain.

A rendering of a gondola tower in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Image: Utah Department of Transportation.

The proposed gondola up Little Cottonwood Canyon likely would need taxpayers to foot a bigger share of its costs than Utah's other public transit options do, FOX 13 reported.

Why it matters: The $550 million gondola has already been criticized as a taxpayer giveaway to Alta and Snowbird ski resorts — the only destinations it would serve.

Erin Alberty
Nov 21, 2022 - News

Utah's gas price report takes aim at California

Illustration of a gas pump nozzle separating color blocks of green and yellow, with elements of ballots behind it.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

A new state report says "government interference in the free market" has driven up Utah's gas prices by pushing western oil refineries to close, reducing supply.

  • Gas prices in Utah remain far above the national average.
  • But a closer look at recent refinery shutdowns casts doubt on the report's conclusion that climate-focused "regulation" is mostly to blame.

Utah's non-alcoholic cocktails are more grown-up than you think

A cocktail sits on a blue napkin and contains a round ice cube and a Luxardo cherry and orange peel.

A juicy Luxardo cherry bobs on the surface of a non-alcoholic Nightcap Old Fashioned at Curious. Photo: Erin Alberty/Axios

I finally made my way to Curiosity, Salt Lake City's new non-alcoholic bar and bottle shop, which opened in May at 145 E. 900 South.

  • Those of you who know me realize that the phrase "zero proof" is not exactly my siren song.
  • But the place was hopping on a Thursday night, and I can't resist a crowd!

Where to watch the World Cup in Salt Lake City

Photo illustration of Kevin de Bruyne (Belgium), Vinicius Jr. (Brazil), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Kylian Mbappe (France) in front of a blue background

Photo illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios. Photos: Peter Lous/BSR Agency, Aurelien Meunier, Juan Manuel Serrano Arce, Catherine Steenkeste via Getty Images

If there's one thing to know about Salt Lakers, it's that we love soccer and FIFA World Cup watch parties.

Zoom in: Real Salt Lake defender Bryan Oviedo, a San José native, will compete for Costa Rica's national team this year.

Kim Bojórquez
Nov 18, 2022 - News

Some Salt Lake leaders concerned with UDOT's proposal to widen I-15

Illustration of a road being kicked and rolled out like a red carpet.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Utah Department of Transportation is conducting an analysis into improving the nearly 17-mile stretch of I-15 from 400 South in Salt Lake City to the US-89 interchange in Farmington by potentially adding more lanes in each direction.

  • It's an effort to address Utah's booming population growth and to improve the corridor's aging infrastructure.