Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. The name of the city is often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC. With a population of 186,440 as of the 2010 Census.
Salt Lake City has many informal neighborhoods. The eastern portion of the city has higher property values than its western counterpart. This is a result of the railroad being built in the western half as well as scenic views from inclined grounds in the eastern portion. Housing is more affordable on the west side, which results in demographic differences. Interstate 15 was also built in a north-south line, further dividing east and west sides of the city.
Sugar House, in southeastern Salt Lake City, has a reputation as a liberal neighborhood and until recently possessed a district of locally owned specialty and niche shops on the corner of 2100 South and 1100 East. The stores that once occupied the street have recently moved to new locations to make way for a condominium and office complex, although the developers have stated that they wish to maintain the character of the area, and retail shops will be allowed at street-level once the complex is completed.
Recreational tourism in the Wasatch Mountains is a major source of employment. The modern economy of Salt Lake City is service-oriented. In the past, nearby steel, mining and railroad operations provided a strong source of income with Silver King Coalition Mines, Geneva Steel, Bingham Canyon Mine, and oil refineries. Today the city's major industries are government, trade, transportation, utilities, and professional and business services. The city is known as the "Crossroads of the West" for its central geography in the western United States.
The city has a local music scene dominated by blues, rock and roll, punk, horrorcore, and mainly indie groups. There are also many clubs which offer musical venues. In 2004 over 200 bands submitted tracks for a compilation by a local music zine, SLUG ("Salt Lake Underground"). The 18-year-old free monthly zine trimmed the submissions to 59 selections featuring diverse music types such as hip-hop, jazz, jazz-rock, punk, and a variety of rock and roll. In the summer, Salt Lake City also hosts the Twilight Concert series which is a free summer concert series for all the residents in the city. In year 2010, crowds peaked at 40K attendees in downtown's Pioneer Park.
The climate of Salt Lake City is characterized as semi-arid, with four distinct seasons. Both summer and winter are long, with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters, and with spring and fall serving as brief but comfortable transition periods. The city receives 16.50 inches of precipitation annually. Spring is the wettest season, while summer is very dry. Snow occurs on average from November 6 to April 18, producing a total average of 61.0 inches. The snowiest season was 1951-52, with 117.3 inches, while the least snowy season was 16.6 inches in 1933-34. The snowiest month on record was January 1993, in which 50.3 inches were recorded.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Baraka Hair and Nails - Category: Black Hair Salons - 5663 South Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, UT (801) 964-1133
Ebony & Ivory - Category: Black Hair Salons - 363 East 3300 South Ste #2
Salt Lake City, UT (801) 485-6856
Entre Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4900 South Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, UT (801) 966-3665
Quincy's Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - P.O. Box 161036
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-1036 (801) 674-6715
Spectrum Salon - Category: Black Hairstylist - 963 W. North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116 (801) 355-8008
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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Calvary Tower Housing Complex - Category: Low Income Housing Services - 516 East 700 South Salt Lake City, UT (801) 531-6371
Sam Weller Books - Category: Bookstore - 254 S Main Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 328-2586
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum - Category: Exibits - 300 North Main Street Salt Lake City, UT (801) 532-6479
Distinctive African American Art - Category: Art - 163 E 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 8411 (801) 363-0745
Nettie Gregory Center - Category: NAACP Advocate - 742 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
This is the Place Monument - Category: Monument - Pioneer Trail State Park, 2601 Sunnyside Avenue , Salt Lake City, Utah
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Bayleaf Cafe - Category: Southern, Soul, Asian - 159 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 359-8490 - (visit website)
Chicken Express - Category: Southern, Soul - 3440 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84115 (801) 487-7373
Faces - Category: Southern, Soul, Barbecue - 659 N 300 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (801) 596-0344
Mama's Southern Plantation - Category: Southern, Soul - 1394 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115 (801) 485-6715
Staja - Category: Southern, Soul - 60 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 746-1192
Sugarhouse Barbeque Company - Category: Southern, Soul, www.sugarhousebbq.com - 2207 S 700 E Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (801) 463-4800 - (visit website)
The Bayou - Category: Southern, Soul - 645 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 961-8400 - (visit website)
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