Name: Monty & Kelley Coates
From: Moab, UT & Craig, CO
Years in Park City: 26
Businesses: Pine Park City and Southwestern Expressions
Years on Main Street: 26 on Main Street
1. Tell us about yourself.
Kelley grew up in Craig, Colorado and I in Moab, Utah. We met while attending Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. After graduation, we wanted to live in a mountain town and start a business of our own. We visited towns throughout the west and decided to try Park City. We opened Southwestern Expressions in 1987 and Pine in 2007. We have raised three sons in Park City, our youngest is now a junior at the University of Utah. We have always led pretty active lives and spent a lot of time recreating outdoors. Once we began our family, our hobbies became whatever our kids were into. With three boys, we spent a lot of time skiing in winter, and in the summer boating and riding motorcycles in the desert. Now that we are empty nesters, Kelley and I enjoy running our businesses and traveling to buying markets several times a year to find unique merchandise.
2. Tell us about your business.
We have three locations on Main Street which carry jewelry, home décor, and gift items. While all three locations carry similar product categories, we try to give each location its own mix and personality. We affectionately call Pine 323 the girl store, it has a girlfriend vibe. Pine 323 carries unique one of a kind jewelry and fun gifts that appeal to women.
3. Describe Historic Park City in 5 words.
Quaint, colorful, artistic, fun, and friendly.
4. What is your favorite time of year in Park City? Why?
Fall, because it is beautiful and at that time of year we have the time to enjoy it.
5. Top 3 Historic Park City businesses and why?
We love all of our fellow business that make up the character of the town.