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Recent closures on the Utah restaurant scene

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Meier’s Country Fried Chicken

The Tribune’s weekly Utah Eats newsletter tipped me off to this post over on Next Door. With nearly fifty years of business under their belts, this casual Holladay spot now seems to have closed. The note posted to social media (that seems to be posted at the business premises) reads:

“After 46 years of amazing time and fun Jeremy and Becky have decided to retire. Thanks to all our loyal customers and employees. We could not have done it without your support. We really appreciated the feedback we received from you. Thanks again to you all. God Bless. Jeremy Meier.”

I can’t find anything official from the business itself on this one. That said the restaurant’s website does appear to be offline with their Yelp listing marking the business as permanently closed. A reminder, you can sign up for the Trib’s Wednesday-weekly “Utah Eats” newsletter here.

WB’s Eatery

This Ogden-based restaurant recently took to Instagram to announce its final weeks of service. The following post explained:

“We’ve had sooo many great memories created around the tables of WB’s Brick & Mortar and we are beyond excited for what our future holds!

Whereas we have made the decision to bid farewell to our brick & mortar location, we will be rolling into the future with numerous ventures and you can certainly count on the WB’s Coffee and Cocktail Kart to grow as a staple in Utah. Our sister restaurants @pigandajellyjar will be carrying some of the non-alcoholic cocktails you’ve come to love and we are beyond excited for what our future entails!!!

We’re taking the show on the road, so come get the bites while you can! Our final day will be Sunday Feb 4th. Follow us on our new adventures!!”

As the post notes, the owners still have skin in the restaurant game with the popular Pig & Jelly Jar group of businesses. As part of Ted Scheffler’s 2021 review of WB he named it, “One of the coolest eateries I’ve set foot in during the past year”.

Denise’s Home Plate

January 18th was the last day of business for this Coalville restaurant, which was apparently “chaos” according to KPCW’s interview and story with owner Denise Pace; the Main Street restaurant closes with the namesake owner deciding to retire after a near four-decade stint in the restaurant biz.

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2 thoughts on “Recent closures on the Utah restaurant scene”

  1. Speaking of restaurants about to close, I saw this article in my FB feed this morning. I wonder if you have heard anything about “The Other Place” getting ready to close? What a sad time for the old school breakfast scene in SLC to lose Coachman’s and The Other Place to dreams of multi-family development.

    Please update us if you can find any news on The Other Place; I’m sure there are many loyal fans who will want to try to get there as much as possible before they hang it up.

    Thanks for this publication!

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