Roosters, Slackwater, born and raised in Ogden, is expanding to SLC | Companies
OGDEN – A few local restaurants are expanding into Salt Lake City, bringing a bit of Ogden to the state’s large metropolitan area.
“Roosters is synonymous with Ogden and I think it’s a big win for our town,” said Kym Buttschardt, who runs Roosters, which has restaurants in Ogden and Layton and a taproom, B Street Brewing Co., in Ogden.
The new Salt Lake City location, slated to open on August 2nd, will be located in a busy part of the airport in Terminal A, just past the security checkpoint that passengers must pass through before going to their gates. As such, it will be accessible even to travelers from all over the country and the world. “This is a great opportunity for our company,” said Buttschardt.
But she also sees the move to Salt Lake City, combined with Slackwater’s plans, as a pride for Ogden. “These companies that grew in Ogden are growing because we’re doing it right,” she said.
Blake Hirschi, Slackwater’s director of operations, had similar views.
“I just think Ogden-grown companies are doing the big push,” he said. The eatery, which focuses on pizza and offers a wide variety of beers, will “have to bring our A-game to compete.”
The new location in Ogden Slackwater, photographed on July 13, 2021, is under construction. Slackwater is served by its 1895 Washington Blvd. Location at the new location, probably by the end of September. In addition, a new location is expected to open in Salt Lake City in early 2022.
Roosters Airport, which will be open to travelers of all ages, will have a limited selection of food in addition to its beer products. It is partnering with Uinta Brewing Co., another Utah beer maker based at the airport, on a new airport-themed beer offering – Jetway Juicy.
“We are ready to open. We are fully developed, ”said Buttschardt.
Hirschi hopes the new Slackwater location in Salt Lake City can open in early 2022. Slackwater’s original location is 1895 Washington Blvd. in Ogden, but is in the process of building a new location on the southeast corner of 24th Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown town and he hopes to be able to move there by the end of September. Slackwater also has a Sandy location. “We believe in unique spaces that feed on the areas they are in,” Hirschi said in a press release late last month revealing new details about Salt Lake City’s plans.
He told the Standard Examiner that the Industry SLC property at 650 S. 500 West near downtown Salt Lake City is a “place of work, a life here, a game here,” with a mix of commercial and residential. The Salt Lake City location will seat 250 people and, according to the press release, have patio seating and “expansive garage doors for natural light.”
Industry SLC advertises its location as a “Multi-Tenant Creative Office Space”. It is located in Salt Lake City’s Granary District in a converted building that once served as an iron and steel foundry.