In Salt Lake City, two community groups have teamed up to launch a business awareness campaign called “9 Line Up”. Named after the 9-line Trail being built along 900 South, the campaign aims to support local businesses impacted by construction in the area.
Doug Flagler, representing the Central 9th Community Council, explained that after a meeting with several businesses on 900 South, they realized the need for a campaign to promote and support local businesses. The council joined forces with the East Liberty Park Community Organization to create “9 Line Up”, which encourages people to visit and shop at these businesses before the holiday season.
Some of the participating businesses are offering special promotions and hosting events as part of the campaign. For example, Scion Cider Bar near 200 West is hosting a pop-up arts market from 12 to 5 p.m. this weekend. Rio Connelly, general manager of the bar, emphasized the importance of supporting local businesses and keeping community dollars within the community.
Both community groups believe that supporting local businesses will benefit not only these specific businesses but also the entire community as a whole. They hope to organize more events in the future and have created an Instagram account for people to follow “9 Line Up” updates and promotions.