Utah Eateries

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former Original House of Pies
Salt Lake City, UT
former Red Barn
Salt Lake City, UT
This former Original House of Pies restaurant recently housed a TitleMax office. This photo is from 2014. The building was vacant in 2018. It was still vacant in 2022. [map]

The Original House of Pies chain was established in 1965. Around 1986, the company went bankrupt and closed most of its locations. I believe there are only three locations left which are independent now: one in Los Angeles and two in Houston. However, many of these buildings are still around and have been adapted for other restaurants and businesses. For some examples in California, see this page. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This former Red Barn restaurant has housed a Bad Ass Coffee Co. store since at least 2006. The Red Barn chain was established in 1961 in Springfield, OH. There are lots of these buildings around the country which have been repurposed for other businesses. For more, see this website. [map]

Rainbow Snow [gone]
Smithfield, UT
Arshel's Cafe
Beaver, UT
This Rainbow Snow shaved ice stand appeared to be from the 1960s or 1970s. This photo is from 2014. By 2021, it was gone.

There was another one of these Rainbow Snow stands in Logan, UT in 2013. It's gone now.

Arshel's Cafe was established in the early 1930s as a gas station and grill. The gas station closed in 1972. For more, see this website. [map]

Peach City
Brigham City, UT
The Peach City restaurant opened as a malt shop in 1937. The business moved here in 1957 as a drive-in with car hops. For more, see this website. [map]

Art City Trolley
Springville, UT
Home Plate Cafe
Fairview, UT
The Art City Trolley opened in 1994. It features a 1931 Bamberger Brill Bullet Trolley car which had been abandoned. It was restored and turned into a dining area. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Home Plate Cafe opened in 1987. In 1963, the building was housing Fred's Cafe. That may have been the original occupant. [map]

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