News & Events

March 2018 Newsletter

Construction Update . . .

Prospector Square has received acceptable bids for Phase 1 of our Master Plan, and we expect to sign a contract within the next two weeks. The Phase 1 areas of construction include: sewer line improvements in Lot H and select elements within Prospector Ave.; complete reconstruction of Lot H to include installation of a continuous sidewalk connection to businesses around all sides of the parking lot; parking lot lighting; improved garbage enclosure location and an improved connection to the interior courtyard. Phase 1 also includes improvements surrounding our parking structure at Lot D and the asphalt parking lot adjacent and to the rear of Lot D. We will be out-reaching to those around those lots once we know the construction schedule. The work locations of our Phase 1 were chosen to tie-in with the City/UDOT reconstruction of Prospector Ave.

 

That project is now out to bid (with bid award date on April 3). The city has scheduled an open house at the Library on Tuesday, March 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., to showcase all upcoming city projects, including the rebuilding of Prospector Ave. You are encouraged to attend, especially if you are located along Prospector Ave. We have been told that once a contractor is selected (assuming bids are acceptable) that a “Meet the Contractor” Open House will be held in late April/early May.

 

Introducing Craig Dennis

New Executive Director of

Prospector Square

Property Owners Association

 

The Park Record posted a story on Craig’s hiring this week:

https://www.parkrecord.com/news/business/prospector-square-hires-new-executive-director/

 Craig was recently hired as Executive Director of Prospector Square. A ski instructor at Deer Valley for ten-years, he also has 30-years experience in the newspaper industry, including 20-years as publisher of weeklies and dailies. He understands the importance of marketing, board governance and strong communications among members. In his former career, he served on the board of a national trade association.

Working closely with the Prospector Square board of directors, Craig oversees policy issues, supervises our management company (DHU), helps set board meeting agendas, will take the lead in the next phase of Prospector Square upgrades and will lead the communications and marketing efforts of Prospector Square.

Craig can be reached at 801.368.4303 or email at: craig@dennis.net

 That said, specific questions regarding:

            Parking Permits & Parking Overall

            Garbage

            Snow Removal

            Landscaping and Irrigation Issues

            Billing

 

Should be directed to DHU, our property management company.

             Phone: 435.658.6023

            Email:  info@prospectorsquare.com

Time to update website

Our website (www.prospectorsquare.com) has been neglected, and I (Craig Dennis) plan to correct that. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Please take a look at the site, especially tenants. I know some have come and gone, and with many new additions. Tell me who to delete, add and any other information. Thanks. You can send to: craig@dennis.net . In addition, if you can share with me your current list of tenants, including emails, it would be appreciated.

 

In the last few months, the Park Record has showcased several changes in Prospector Square . .  Take a Look

Marketplace: The Prospect connects local businesses

For complete article, go to: https://www.parkrecord.com/news/business/marketplace-the-prospect-connects-local-businesses/

(Note: The Prospect has a Grand Opening “Fiesta” open to the public Friday, March 23, 4 to 7 p.m.; 2078 Prospector.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/2030932743788375/

March 6, 2018

Kelly Pfaff and David James each had very different plans for the future, but a series of events led them to change their courses entirely.

One of the first major events was when the two met during a yoga class in Park City in August of 2016. The next was when a building became available to purchase in January of 2017. The rest of the pieces quickly fell into place for the two business partners as they launched The Prospect Executive Suites, private office spaces and work stations for rent.

Both frequently vacationed in Park City before opting to move here. Pfaff came from California four years ago after the death of her husband because she wanted a fresh start for her kids. James, who moved from Las Vegas, was staying in Park City to drop his son off at the University of Utah when he met Pfaff. few months later, he packed up and settled in the mountain town.

Snowsports Industries America steps into a new era

https://www.parkrecord.com/news/business/snowsports-industries-america-steps-into-a-new-era/

February 12, 2018

SIA is located in Prospector Square at: 1918 Prospector Ave.

Snowsports Industries America's goal has always been to help the winter sports industry thrive. Since selling its main event the Snow Show last year, President Nick Sargent said the organization is more on task than ever to move toward that goal.

SIA, which is headquartered in Park City, is shifting its focus this year to expand its research, members and partnerships within the industry, Sargent said. The organization also recently announced that it will be hosting a winter industry festival in April in conjunction with the Thin Air Festival in Park City.

 

Grub Steak Restaurant gets new owner

December 2, 2017

For complete article, go to: https://www.parkrecord.com/news/business/grub-steak-restaurant-gets-new-owner/

The Grub Steak Restaurant on Sidewinder Drive has been around since 1976 and many people on the staff have been there for more than 30 years. Hans Fuegi, who has been the restaurant's owner since 1991, will no longer be part of the seasoned team.

Simon Shaner, a private equity investor living in the Salt Lake Valley, recently purchased the restaurant. He said that he is excited to continue the legacy that Fuegi and all of the workers there have built.

 

Park City intends to acquire condo building for affordable housing

For complete article, go to: https://www.parkrecord.com/news/park-city/park-city-intends-to-acquire-condo-building-for-affordable-housing/

The $4.3 million deal with developer involves 11 units in Prospector

by Jay Hamburger

THE PARK RECORD

May 9, 2017

Park City intends to acquire a condominium building that is under construction in Prospector, another aggressive move by the municipal government as it pursues an ambitious housing program amid continuing concerns about affordability in the city.

The Park City Council on Thursday is scheduled to cast a vote on an agreement to purchase the project, 1893 Prospector Ave., from a firm called Mr. Peabody, LLC. The price is $4,328,000. The project entails 1 condominiums. City Hall wants to acquire the building and then sell the units as restricted work force or otherwise affordable housing. The deal was negotiated in closed-door sessions, which is allowed under state law, and made public on Monday as part of the agenda for the Thursday meeting.

Park Cityʼs Freshies Lobster Co. snares title of Worldʼs Best Lobster Roll

For complete article, go to: https://www.parkrecord.com/news/business/park-citys-freshies-lobster-co-snares-title-of-worlds-best-lobster-roll/

Owners say honor validates restaurants authentic New England taste

July 21, 2017

When her restaurant's name was announced as the winner, a mix of disbelief and ecstasy surged through Lorin Smaha.

A few months prior, she didn't even know the competition existed. Even after finding out, Smaha and her husband, Ben, questioned the wisdom of leaving town as a busy summer was heating up just to chase an award they were certain they had little chance of actually winning.