After two years of construction, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater
is now complete and ready to be
featured as the jewel of downtown Salt Lake City. With its starry
ceiling and 3-tier auditorium, the theater has a very European feel. The
$119 million dollar project will serve as the
anchor to the revitalization of Regent street, where
pedestrian-friendly shops, restaurants, and condominiums will soon start
As musician Kurt Bestor
pointed out, many touring acts skip Salt Lake City during the fall and winter when
the best performance halls are occupied by resident companies. With more
and more new apartments popping up in and around downtown, Bestor is
convinced there is an audience base to support more entertainment
offerings in more venues.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony
was held earlier this week and an opening show featuring a who's who of
entertainers will be held tonight.
contractors, this means an ongoing array of projects in the downtown
area of Salt Lake City alone. Utah's contractors are in high demand as
the Beehive State leads the nation in economic growth. Whether it's
single-family homes or shining entertainment venues, there is plenty of work
for anyone looking to build a career in construction.