A first look at Trader Joe’s in Orem

OREM, Utah – It’s been a long wait for Cookie Butter enthusiasts, but the wait is over. Trader Joe’s will officially open its doors for business at its new Orem location on Friday at 8 a.m. The Trader Joe’s location in Orem was originally announced in May 2017. Both Orem and Provo residents started their […]

Trader Joe’s announces official opening date for Orem location

Trader Joe’s will officially open its doors to its new building in Orem, Utah on July 27 at 8 a.m., the speciality grocer announced Monday afternoon. Prior to the doors opening, there will be a ribbon cutting at 7:45 a.m., Orem City announced on Facebook. The Trader Joe’s location in Orem was originally announced in […]

One year later: How much longer until Trader Joe’s opens in Orem?

Thursday marked the one-year announcement anniversary for Trader Joe’s in Orem, Utah, news that caused a lot of buzz on social media both before and after the announcement. “So far people have been ecstatic that they are opening,” said Ryan Clark, Orem’s economic development division manager. “In fact, everyone has been very impatient about why […]

Looking back and looking forward as University Place continues to grow in 2018

University Mall is nothing but a distant memory. Nearly three years into the multi-phase project that has transformed the former University Mall into University Place, 2017 proved a productive year for the 1.77 million square-foot regional shopping center. Woodbury says the company is currently in the beginning of the second phase of the project and […]

Top 10 feature stories on UtahValley360 in 2017

Before we welcome the New Year, we are taking one more look back at 2017. Throughout the year, we’ve seen growth — a ton of growth — in Utah County. There have been stories that have made us laugh and stories that have made us cry. As one last hurrah, we take one last look […]

Orem sets sights on The Cheesecake Factory

It worked with Trader Joe’s, so now Orem is using social media to get The Cheesecake Factory‘s attention. Because a recent survey of residents showed that the chain restaurant was the No. 1 most-wanted new business in the city, Orem officials are asking people on Facebook to send the company requests to open in Orem. […]

Why Trader Joe’s chose Orem for its Utah Valley location opening in 2018

It’s official: Trader Joe’s will open at University Place in Orem in early 2018. The city announced the news late Wednesday. And the reason the grocer — known for low prices and harder-to-find items — is coming to Orem? Social media, online requests and the competition between Orem and Provo over who could land the […]

Provo’s retail campaign: Still hunting for Trader Joe’s, Cheesecake Factory and more

Provo city doesn’t have contracts with Trader Joe’s, The Cheesecake Factory or other resident-requested businesses — yet. David Walter, Provo’s redevelopment director, says the city has been working hard to stay in front of businesses, letting them know that Provo is a good option for them, as well as providing businesses with the necessary documents […]

Trader Joe’s, The Cheesecake Factory on Provo’s retail target list

With the closing of big box stores like Kmart and Shopko and the mostly empty East Bay Shopping Center, Provo officials and residents have retail on the mind. About a month and a half ago, Retail Strategies started working with Provo to bring more and better retail to the city, and help existing retailers expand […]

12 creative memes begging Trader Joe’s to come to Provo

Dear Trader Joe’s, Provo wants you really bad, and the residents are willing to do whatever it takes to get you here. After holding Provo’s Retail Summit in February, the community decided to work towards getting a Trader Joe’s in Provo, something that Orem is also working towards. Provo Mayor John Curtis wrote a blog post following the […]

6 areas where business is booming in Orem

Over the last several months, Orem has been announcing new development in rapid fire succession. Restaurants, retail, residential — there’s a lot of new building happening, or about to start, in the city. “I think it’s a sign of an improved economy,” said Orem Spokesman Steven Downs. Plus, the Provo-Orem area is ranked low for […]

Orem to Trader Joe’s: We want you

What’s better than a new Trader Joe’s opening in Cottonwood Heights next year? A Trader Joe’s opening in Utah Valley. Orem wants to be the site of that grocery store. The company announced late last month that it would be opening a new store in Cottonwood Heights in 2015; its first Utah store opened in […]

5 businesses Utah Valley still lacks

We’ve got mountains. We’ve got college sports teams. We’ve got water parks. Sometimes it seems like Utah Valley has it all. But there are still a few holes in Utah Valley’s perfection. Here are five businesses we’d be happy to see in the valley. 1. Gourmet groceries Macey’s and Harmons are nice, but the true foodie […]