In Historic Park City, we like to think of Main Street as a destination not only for special occasions but a place for daily outings. As I look back on the last ten years of living in Park City, I’ve realized a lot of my Main Street experiences started as a regular day but turned into some of the most special memories I have. I think Main Street has a way of turning any ole day into a special day.

  • It’s safe to say the most special memory I have on Main Street is meeting my husband, although there isn’t a single day I can pinpoint as the day we met. My husband is the Chef at Bistro 412. My friends and I would usually hit the Bistro bar to have a glass of wine and catch up. Adam and I became acquainted with one another through these outings, and eventually, I realized there might be more to that cute chef. I was right.
  • We had our first date on Main Street at Shabu. We’ve returned to Shabu for many dates over the years most recently as our first date following the birth of our son Lachlan.
  • To celebrate our first anniversary, we wanted something we would enjoy daily and for a lifetime. We purchased our first piece of art at Gallery Mar to commemorate the occasion. I can’t wait to add to our collection over the years.
  • After a few days of huddling at home after Lachlan’s birth, we had to get out of the house for an hour or so. Guess where we went? Main Street of course. We popped in Park City Clothing Company to check out the new line of Filson, and of course, we took the obligatory photo at the Bear Bench. I’ll always love that Lachlan’s first outing was to Main Street.
  • Long before I was hired to work with the Historic Park City Alliance, Main Street has been my go-to destination for gifts, clothing, and accessories. We often hear that Main Street is too expensive, but I have to disagree. This year, we procrastinated on Christmas shopping (I blame the newborn). My husband’s family traveled to Park City to spend Christmas with us, and we hadn’t purchased a single gift. On the day of their arrival, I snuck out for an hour and a half and purchased gifts for 13 people for $350 that’s just over $25 per person. I’ll share my plan of attack at a later time, but I was able to purchase gifts for each member of the family that will help them to relive their Christmas in Park City for the rest of their lives.

As you can see, all of my special memories on Main Street stemmed from just daily outings, yet they will remain with me as some of the most special moments of my life. So grab that cup of coffee, pop in the gallery that peaks your interest, or grab a glass of wine before dinner you never know may come.

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