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Shops and restaurants wanted: Business space for lease near Jordanelle and Hideout


When Hideout elected officials were pushing to annex part of Richardson Flat, there was one common refrain: People living around the Jordanelle Reservoir, they said, need commercial services like gas stations and grocery stores closer than Kamas or Park City. And the town needed to annex the land to make that happen.

But a commercial development nearby is already progressing, and it has nothing to do with the annexation efforts still mired in district court. Hideout residents would have to drive by it on their way to the annexation site.

Developer and Realtor John Travis is working to build a grocery store at the intersection of Brown’s Canyon Road and S.R. 248. Now, he’s looking for businesses to lease space in a new development across the Jordanelle Parkway from that site.

Travis said it’s a prime location, and that the development might reduce the number of cars driving on local roads to run errands.

“Oh gosh, there’s so much development going on on the East Side of Park City and around the Jordanelle, yet — currently and yet to come — and there's no services. If you want to get a stick of butter or a tube of toothpaste, you’ve got to drive all the way into Kimball Junction or Park City, and it just creates more traffic.”

Travis, a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway, said there is a 22,000-square-foot grocery store planned for the east side of Jordanelle Parkway. On the west side, near the lumber yard, there is a one-acre lot that he said could hold two or three businesses.

He said tenants could include a restaurant, coffee shop or drive-thru. The grocery store could open next fall and the smaller businesses would likely follow that.

“I've been talking to a few people. I'm looking for the right restaurant that's going to really fit that area out there. And then I am talking to a coffee shop. And then I'm open to any other business that just might be the right fit.”

Travis hopes a restaurant leases part of the space and becomes a frequent gathering place for people in the neighborhood.

Alexander joined KPCW in 2021 after two years reporting on Summit County for The Park Record. While there, he won many awards for covering issues ranging from school curriculum to East Side legacy agriculture operations to land-use disputes. He arrived in Utah by way of Madison, Wisconsin, and western Massachusetts, with stints living in other areas across the country and world. When not attending a public meeting or trying to figure out what a PID is, Alexander enjoys skiing, reading and watching the Celtics.