The former Utah Power & Light building will house an upscale steakhouse.
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New restaurants will soon open on Regent Street in Salt Lake City, the redeveloped block behind the Eccles Theater.
Fenice Mediterranean Bistro plans to open in a few weeks at 126 S. Regent, where Fireside on Regent was once located. As its name suggests, it will offer Italian and Mediterranean dishes as well as wood-fired pizzas.
This is the second restaurant for Jeff and Lisa Ward, who also own Park City’s popular Silver Star Cafe.
The grill of the capital, according to the company site, will launch in winter 2022 in the former Utah Power & Light building at the corner of 100 South and Regent streets. It will be Utah’s first restaurant for the national steakhouse chain, which has more than five dozen locations in the United States and Mexico City.
The building is owned by Taubman Properties, which operates the City Creek Center and the mall’s other two national restaurant chains – The Cheesecake Factory and Brio Tuscan Grille.
Fenice and The Capital Grill received full-service liquor licenses from the state last week, which will allow diners to have wine, beer or spirits with their food.
Regent Street, which is located between Main and State streets and 100 and 200 South, was once home to the Utah dailies and, before that, the Salt Lake City red light district.
As part of the construction of the Eccles Center, the street also received a facelift and was designed to be a pedestrian-friendly way to connect the City Creek Center to the north and the Gallivan Center to the south.
While there has been a rotating list of restaurants across the street, the most popular current restaurant today is Pretty Bird, a laid-back Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant. Other current occupants include Honest Eatery and FreshFin Poke.