Old TGIF restaurant demolished to make way for new Holladay development

Jun 15, 2018, 11:04 PM

HOLLADAY, Utah – After being untouched for nearly 10 years, the TGIF restaurant on Highland Drive in Holladay was demolished Friday night. It is the first step in a major housing and multi-use development project on the site.

It was also the main event for a block party the project’s developers, Ivory Homes and Woodbury Corp., threw for residents.

“We wanted to just have this party before we get going and say ‘thanks’ to the community,” Clark Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes said.

After months of pushback on the size and height of the buildings, the city council and mayor voted unanimously to approve the plans in May.

“After going through 21 public hearings, we had an opportunity to talk to a lot of people and get their input and make a lot of modifications,” Ivory said.

The project now calls for 20 to 40 shops, eight restaurants, and office buildings in its multi-use area of the property. Just next door, the developers plan to build 775 apartments and nearly 200 homes.

These are changes residents said they are eager to see.

“I feel like it will be classy for Holladay,” said resident Julie Hardenbrook. “I feel like it’s going to really bring in a good crowd of people and that we can have more of a community feel.”

Developers said depending on how many people are in each household, they estimate 1,500 to 3,000 people will call the new site home. They hope to have everything completed by 2022.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

File image of swimming pool (KSL TV)...
Michael Houck

Dozens of Salt Lake County public swimming pools closed due to safety concerns

About 150 public pools in Salt Lake County will shut down after not meeting updated state safety requirements.
14 hours ago
Sen. Daniel McCay, R-Riverton, looks on as Michael De Groote displays a Utah state flag during a me...
Carter Williams

Senate passes slightly altered design as new Utah state flag

Utah is one step closer to having a new state flag — but it's not exactly the design unveiled late last year.
14 hours ago
The cutout portion of the wall. (Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining)...
Michael Houck

Vandals cut out wall from a Utah historic mining site

State officials and volunteers repaired a historic building after vandals allegedly cut out part of its wall. 
14 hours ago
Mountains covered by smow...
Karah Brackin

Severe weather and cold make their way across the state

The Red Cross explains how to prepare for extreme winter storms.
14 hours ago
The Arizona Spike, right, is displayed next to the framed gold and Nevada spikes at the Utah Museum...
Carter Williams

1 of the 4 spikes driven at Promontory Summit fetches $2.2M at auction

The Arizona spike, which was ceremoniously driven in Utah to mark the transcontinental railroad completion in 1869, sold for a little more than $2 million during an auction that closed Thursday.
14 hours ago
(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)...
Tamara Vaifanua

3 reasons to get your taxes filed earlier, rather than later

In today’s "Save more, worry less," money experts gave KSL TV's Tamara Vaifanua three reasons why you should file your taxes sooner, rather than later.
14 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Old TGIF restaurant demolished to make way for new Holladay development