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Help SLC Win a $150K Grant to Revitalize the Utah Pickle Company Building

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We need your vote! Help Salt Lake City win a grant to restore a historic building, ensuring the sustainability and preservation of a great space in our community.

Salt Lake City is one of just 25 cities selected nationwide to compete, and is calling on its residents, business owners, patrons, and visitors to get behind the effort. The City has the chance to receive up to $150,000 in grant funding for the restoration of the historic Utah Pickle Company building. Built in 1894, this former pickle warehouse is located at 741 South 400 West in Salt Lake City’s Granary District, which recently received Utah’s first neighborhood business district Main Street America designation.

Restoring the Utah Pickle Company building will provide the Granary District with much-needed event space, a media production studio, flex office spaces for local artists and entrepreneurs, and a community garden!

Want to help Salt Lake City win?
1.    Go to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/voteyourmainstreet
2.    Make an account
3.    Vote for SLC (up to 5 votes per person, per day!)
4.    Login and vote each day until Oct. 31st

 

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Top: Mayor Biskupski speaks at the opening of the Liberty Wells Community Garden in 2016. A new community garden is just one of the proposed additions to the Utah Pickle Company building.  Bottom: The Utah Pickle Company building  in 1936 and today.

Last week, the Salt Lake City department of Economic Development announced that the City is participating in this year’s Partners in Preservation: Main Streets initiative. This initiative was created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to engage the public in preserving and increasing awareness of America’s historic places and their role in sustaining local communities.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski says the fact that Salt Lake City was chosen to be a part of this elite group to participate in the Partners in Preservation: Main Street initiative speaks to the incredible things happening in every corner and pocket of our capital city.

“The business owners and entrepreneurs in Salt Lake City are passionate not just about the work they are doing and how it will advance their personal careers and growth of the City, but also about the importance to recognize, appreciate, and protect its rich history,” says Mayor Biskupski.

Now through October 31st, Salt Lake City is inviting and encouraging the public to vote once a day for up to five Main Street projects at VoteYourMainStreet.org.

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