This information was compiled by Macrae Heppler at Eagle Gate Title.




St. George area:

Gaia’s Garden Cafe (formerly Virgin Berri)- Now open! Located at 695 S. 100 W. St. George, UT 84770 just one block off Bluff St. on the corner of 700 South. Check out their menu on their Instagram @gaiasgardencafe

Dutch Bros Coffee- Now open at 855 N. Daybreak Dr. on the corner of Sunset Blvd! It’s a drive thru only and they have drinks of all kinds – coffee, energy drinks, soda, smoothies, and more. For more info check out

Commerce Pointe update- the first building is under construction and plan is to have the first restaurants/stores open by August! The list for the first building is Blaza Pizza, Mo Bettahs, Crumbl, Jersey Mikes, Verizon, and still have 1 open spot left.

The Grip Ninja Fitness- The Grip is opening up their second location this month where the Green Valley Spa used to be on GV mountain! Grand opening will be this Saturday June 6th and are going to host the first ever UNAA Regional Ninja Competition here June 12-13th. Check out their site for more info and tickets to the competition

ShayFit- also opening this weekend next to The Grip! They will be part of the grand opening and Shayli Campbell will be offering boot camp fitness classes. Check out her instagram for more info @shayfit

Roller rink- in the works in the old GV spa building as well. No timeline yet that I know but stay tuned!

Dunkin’ Donuts- Another new spot coming to Sunset Blvd! Just west of Phoenix Plaza across from Tag N’ Go. They just pulled their permit last week and construction should begin soon!

El Patron Mexican Restaurant- construction is almost done and the plan is to be open this month!

Zupa’s update- it’s almost time! Plan is to hopefully be open by July and they are currently hiring. Stay tuned!

Lulu Lemon- Lulu’s coming to St George!! They are going in where Gap was next to Dick’s in Red Rock Commons and the plan is to be open June 26. Construction is moving!

Eye Mart- a new glasses store is also coming to Red Rock Commons but I don’t have a timeline on this one yet. Stay tuned!

Popski’s food truck- new popsicle truck that sits in the ACE parking lot on the corner of Bluff St. and St. George Blvd. Homemade popsicles!

Pickleball courts at Vernon Worthen Park- 6 new courts are finished and ready for use! Check them out at Vernon Worthen in downtown St. George on 400 East.

Symmetry Studio Pilates- new pilates reformer studio is under construction at 923 S. River Rd. that will be open soon! For more info check out their website

Southbridge Retail Center- new signs are up on the corner of River Rd. and 1450 S. next to Summit! No news yet but hoping things start to happen soon.

Crimson Corner update- here is that they’re anticipating be finished in July! It’s going to be a bakery on one side with a drive thru, a cafe in the middle, and an ice cream shop on the other side that will serve BYU creamery ice cream. It’s going to feature roof top dining and there will be a huge garden box wehre they hope to grow produce to use at the cafe. Should be a really cool addition to Little Valley!

Desert Canyon Elementary School- under construction and plan to be open for the fall!

Trail system connection- the last link to the trail system is near completion and could be within in the next few days! It’ll now fully connect Sun River all the way to Telegraph in Washington and is a huge addition for cycling/walking throughout town. Check out this link for more info


Washington area:

Blaze Pizza- construction is just about finished and should be open soon! On Telegraph St. in Washington in the same strip as Rumbi’s in front of Best Buy.

Contact Climbing gym update- They’ve gone vertical with construction! It is expected to be 18,000 square feet with 50-foot climbing walls and 12,000 square feet of roped climbing walls. The gym will also include 3,000 square feet of bouldering with 14-foot walls, a yoga and fitness studio and cardio and weight room. It’s being built just behind Costco and they’re hoping to be open by this fall!

Best Western- the newest hotel is just getting started off exit 13! No timeline on completion yet but it’s moving. Right next to the Terrible’s gas station and across from Black Bear.


Santa Clara/Ivin area:

Tuacahn Box Office and Creative Center- construction is almost done and should open soon!


Hurricane area:

SR7 highway- progress is being made on the highway connection that’ll continue SR7 into Hurricane. The overpass is currently being built over SR9 before you drop into Hurricane. For more info check out this link,P2007_PROJECT_TYPE_IND_FLAG:9046,A


Virgin/Springdale area:

St George-to-Springdale bus system- They’re in the final stretch on this becoming a reality and would be a huge help for traffic going to Zion. For more info check out this article


Dixie State University:

DSU fall semester- They’re planning on opening back up for in-person classes this fall. For more info check out this article



Job opportunities: (message me for more info)

  • PlusOne Company
  • Balance of Nature
  • Chrysallis
  • The Gray Dog (dog groomer)
  • Caption Call
  • Landmark Engineering and Testing
  • Walgreens
  • Wal Mart
  • Smith’s Grocery
  • Lin’s Grocery
  • First Colony Mortgage
  • Guild Mortgage
  • Altius Mortgage
  • Chevron Gas Station on Sunset Blvd.
  • Enviroguard Pest Control


Links for small business loan programs:

  • SBA Payroll Protection Program – Federal assistance that becomes like a grant if the money is applied toward payroll, rent, utilities, etc. Check with your CPA on this
  • Greater Together Small Biz Resilience Fund- local fund created here in Southern Utah.
  • Utah Small Business Bridge Loan Program- state level funding program




St. George area:

Exit 2 (Sun River):

Desert Color- Things are moving quickly off exit 2 in Desert Color! Homes of all kinds are under construction and the Welcome Center is underway, along with the first lagoon! It’ll feature the 2.5 acre lagoon, a 3500 sq ft pool, sunbathing deck, restaurant/cafeteria, and a sports bar. All these amenities should be finished by this summer! Also, commercial part is officially listed and there’s over 200 acres available! For more info check out

Big Shots Golf- They have closed on their property but there isn’t a timeline for construction. Hoping to know more soon!

Paparazzi HQ- They are building a 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse to expand their operation off exit 2. They poured the concrete all in one night and it was the biggest single pour of concrete in the history of Utah! Paparazzi has become a huge part of Southern Utah and this will add to their impact.

Park Place at SunRiver Commons- The second building is under construction just off exit 2 and will be 24,000 sq ft! The main occupant will be Western Rock and they are still looking for tenants for the other floors.

Kenworth Truck Sales Company- Open! It is just northwest of the Paparazzi building along the freeway, north of the overpass.

Desert Corner at Desert Canyon- Exciting news for people that live in the Desert Canyons development out by the airport. The first commercial spot is starting to happen at the entrance of the neighborhood, just off the freeway exit. It is a building similar to those at Desert Hills Plaza and are looking to fill it with food and drink options. Big news for this area!


Exit 4 (Bloomington):

Desert Hills Plaza- in front of Desert Hills High School

  • Royal Thai Express– signs are up!
  • Desert Hills Pet Hospital- now open!
  • Good Burger- signs are up! Check out their website for more info
  • F45- another F45 training gym just signed on and construction is underway. Should be open in the next few months!


Exit 6 (Bluff St.):

Commerce Pointe- corner of Buff St. and Blackridge Dr.

  • Strip building- Under construction and the list is Blaza Pizza, Mo Bettahs, Crumbl, Jersey Mikes, Verizon, and still have 1 open spot left.
  • Chick-Fil-A (with 2 drive thrus)- No construction yet but will be on the corner north of the strip building.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse- No construction yet but will just south of the strip building.
  • Taco Bell- No construction yet.
  • Beans & Brews- No construction yet.
  • Office building- 23,000 sq ft office building is beginning to fill up with tenants but no construction yet. Plan is for the building to be done sometime in 2021.

Kmart Complex- The entire complex is going to get a complete external makeover and the word is that they’re going to tear down the empty bank to bring in more buildings and a play area for kids. I don’t have anymore info at this point but I will update as I learn more.

Smash Labs Rage Rooms- Now open! They are located off Bluff St. in the complex behind Jimmy John’s. Their address is 175 W. 900 S. Ste #12. Check out their website for more info



City View downtown development- corner of Main St. and St George Blvd.

  • luxury apartments with retail on the bottom floor, along with a big parking garage- now open!
  • Marriott Signature Hotel the “Advenire”- now open!
  • Wood Ash Rye- new restaurant now open in the Marriott Advenire. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a full service bar and bakery. Check out their website for more info
  • Hive 435 Taphouse- more nightlife on the way to downtown! City View complex is getting a new restaurant along St. George Blvd. I don’t have any other info yet but will keep up to date as it progresses.

Joule Plaza- corner of Tabernacle St. and 200 West

  • 197 luxury apartments with a pool, spa, work out center, and more, along with 19,000 sq ft of retail/office space.
  • People are now moving in to the apartments! There are leases in place for the office/retail space and will be coming soon.

Ancestor Square- corner of St. George Blvd. and Main St.

  • Feellove Coffee- Their second location is currently under construction in Ancestor Square next to the Pizza Factory where Sentierre used to be. It should be open soon!
  • Groupie Love Shack- Groupie Love jewelry just opened up a boutique in Ancestor Square! They’re located in the Gardners Club building on the southwest side along the Blvd. For more info check out

Zion Brewery Station II– now open on Main St. across from Ancestor Square!

Swig- the Swig on St. George Blvd. just recreated their building and its now open!

West Blvd. Shell Station- the gas station next to Swig on the corner of 300 W. and St. George Blvd is renovated and now open! They’ve got gas pumps, convenience store, and a mechanic/tire shop.

Orsini- the latest downtown multi-use project is officially underway! Construction is moving along for a new commercial building that’ll feature 22 apartments and 4,000 sq ft of retail/office space. It’ll be finished sometime in 2020. Stay tuned for updates!

BBQ Pit Stop- new BBQ Traeger store open just off St. George Blvd! Located at 180 N 300 E, St. George, UT 84770.

Encircle- they have chosen a location in downtown St. George and plan to be open at the beginning of 2020! It is located on the corner of 100 E. and 200 E. For more info check out their website

New art downtown- if you haven’t noticed already, there are a bunch of new cool art features throughout downtown. Check out the map in this link for more info

LDS Church renovation- plans have leaked on what the temple will look like post-renovation and is now under construction. For more info and pictures check out this article

Washington County Building- The Assessor/Recorders office is finished on the corner of St. George Blvd. and 200 E. The outside got a full remodel and landscape added on the east side as well.

Southwest Surgery Center- now open at 161 W. 200 N. downtown! The center features two operating rooms, a laser operating room and a recovery area that will be a huge addition for the medical world here. For more info check out this article

Breathe of St. George- the first ever Halotherapy “salt spa” opened downtown at 310 E. Tabernacle St. across from Cache Valley Bank. For more info check out their website

Bubbles N’ Barks Pet Grooming- a new pet grooming salon is open in downtown St. George at 875 E. Tabernacle St. For more info check out their website.

City Hall Expansion- The city offices are being expanded. The current parking lots are going to be reworked and a parking structure will be constructed. There will be 79 additional parking spots and the 911 communications center will be moved from the police headquarters to across the street in City Commons. Phase 2 will include upgrading the city’s customer service center and expanding offices and the city council chamber. Lastly, they will expand the police headquarters.


Tech Ridge:

Dixie Technical College- incredible education opportunities for people looking into all kinds of fields. For more info check out

Printer Logic- construction has gone vertical! Expected to be finished late summer or early fall. It’s 60,000 sq ft and includes an 11,000 sq ft indoor basketball court that will also be an auditorium.

Busy Busy- located in the old hangar and their building is coming soon.

Southern Utah Planetarium- an idea for this is gaining momentum and could be a possibility down the road that would be really cool! For more info check out this article

There are rumors that there is a growing list of interested companies that will follow suit.

There will be multi family housing built soon after, along with a paved walking path around the entire bluff.


Bluff St:

Bluff St. Retail Buildings- BIG news coming to Bluff St! The buildings are almost done and confirmed tenants are:

  • Blue Catz Rock N’ Roll Grill
  • Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream- signs are up!
  • Dixie Direct
  • Maytag Appliances
  • Real Property Management
  • American Family Insurance

Blues Catz Rock N’ Roll Grill- the original Jazzy Javas owner is opening a new restaurant in the renovated location Jazzy’s used to be on North Bluff next to 3 Amigos Market! It is currently under construction and should be open soon. For more info check out

University Federal Credit Union- signs are up for a new credit union that is planning to go under construction. It will be on the corner of Bluff St. and 400 N. Their plan is to be open next summer!


700 South:

Super Pollo Chicken- this food truck turned restaurant is currently under construction in the old Casa Dona Maria building on 700 S. next to Honolul Grill! Their plan is to be open in the next 2 months.


Dixie Dr:

The Foundry- Their new campus is now open and is located off Dixie Dr. next to Tonaquint! Henriken/Butler and Riverwood Mills, along with few other businesses are in the complex. For more info check out

Legacy Village of St. George- the newest senior living community is officially underway! Construction has begun on 270,000 sq ft facility that will have 255 total units. Plan is to be open in the spring of 2022. For more info check out their website

Dixie Dr. Development- dirt is moving on 90 acres along Dixie Dr. across from Star Nursery that could be a big addition for the Green Valley area. It is planned for commercial and residential but is for sale, so nothing is confirmed yet. I’ll keep posted on this and give updates as I hear more.

Divario Community- HUGE development underway in the west hills beyond Sunbrook Golf Course. It will feature all kinds of residential housing along with commercial and much more. Check out this video for more info.

Champion Cheer- just moved to a new location on Green Valley hill on the old Green Valley Spa where Nets on Fire is. For more info check out their website

The Grip Fitness– now open! It is located in the old Green Valley Spa building next to Nets on Fire and will be 13,000 sq ft big. It’s an American Ninja Warrior based gym and is really fun for people of all ages. For more info check out


Sunset Blvd:

Tia’s Artisan Bakery & Restaurant- new restaurant open at 1812 W. Sunset Blvd! For more info check out their Instagram

Dutch Bros Coffee– going in on the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Daybreak Dr. and is currently under construction on! They will have 2 locations and should be open in the next few months.

Arby’s- another Arby’s is coming and will be going in just off Sunset Blvd behind the McDonalds. Construction should be begin soon!

Sloth Cookies- Now open! It’s right under The Crepery at Sunset Corner on the corner of Bluff St. and Sunset Blvd. Check out their instagram @slothcookies for cookie options.

Maverik- another Maverik is under construction across Sunset Blvd. from Home Depot.

First Watch- The Egg & I has officially converted over to First Watch and its open! They are located at Sunset Corner next to Stadium 8 theater.


Exit 8 (St. George Blvd.):

Sakura- a new Sakura is in the works behind Bracken’s auto and next to Desert Coach RV. It will feature 20 dine in tables, 12 hibachi stations, a banquet room, sushi bar and a full bar, with underground parking. Construction should begin soon!

West Village- Affogato West Coffee Shop has taken over the whole space where Unicorn Hatch Labs and has turned it into West Village. It’ll now feature a bunch of cool shops creating a community place to hang out. There’s already a few shops open and more on the way. For more info check out

Zupas- They are taking over the old Brick Oven building on the corner of St. George Blvd. and River Rd. The long awaited construction IS UNDERWAY! It will feature a drive thru window (first one ever), and 2 lines inside. It should be open in July!

Promenade at Red Cliffs:

  • Pho Vietnamese Restaurant- now open!
  • Slurpin Ramen- now open!
  • Kabuto Sushi- now open!
  • Cheesecake Culture- now open next to Cold Stone! Check out their instagram for cheesecake options @cheesecake_culture
  • Utah Pressed Juice- now open inside Cheesecake Culture! Check out their instagram for more info and updates @utahpressedjuice. 

Mystery Restaurant- the old Burger King building on St. George Blvd. is currently being worked on and there’s a sign out front with some ribs on it that says “It’ll be worth the wait”. I’ve heard its going to be good!

El Patron- new Mexican restaurant opening in the old Taco Time on St. George Blvd! Signs are up and should be open sometime this month!

Birds N Buddies Pet Store- now open at 210 N. 1000 E. Ste 202! By Tropical Smoothie north of St. George Blvd.


River Rd:

Red Rock Commons:

  • Nothing Bundt Cake-  Now open in Red Rock Commons next to PetSmart! For more info check out their site
  • Teriyaki Madness- now open next to Pieology! Check out their menu at

Aragosta- this famous restaurant is moving from Ivins to BellTower Courtyard right off River Rd at 1386 E. 100 S. They’re opening this first week of February!

Boulder Creek Crossing:

  • Phase 2- under construction behind Popeyes on the corner of 1450 S. and River Rd. and there will be 3 buildings! One is a 2 story 15,000 sq ft professional office and retail building, the second is a drive thru, and the third is a 40,000 sq ft mid box. It’ll be going up over the next few months and once I get more information i’ll update you.
  • Popz Cookies & Dough- a new treat place was just announced that will be coming to Builder Creek Crossing in between Popeyes and Tag N’ Go! They’ll have cookies, edible cookie dough, and drinks. For more info check out their fb

Dutch Bros Coffee- Dutch Bros is coming to town! This drive-thru coffee/smoothie shop has become one of the most popular spots around the western US and we will be getting one on the corner of 1450 S. and River Rd. by Popeyes. Construction should begin soon! For more info check out this article

Mesa Medical- the newest medical building behind the hospital is almost complete and will be 28,000 sq ft! So far Valley Women’s Health and Dr. Lunt & Kvartfordt have confirmed going in there with others soon to follow.

Champion Gymnastics- their new location is underway next to the Dixie Power plant on S. River Rd. Should be done soon!


Little Valley:

Ventana Ridge- corner of S. River Rd. and 2450 S.

  • I don’t have confirmation of anything at this point other than it will be residential AND commercial. Should be an exciting addition to Little Valley!

Crimson Corner- corner of 3000 E. and Crimson Ridge Dr. in Little Valley

  • Retail complex that has 8 retail spaces.
  • The first building will feature a café, bakery, and an ice cream creamery that will supposedly have BYU creamery ice cream. It will also have roof top dining with a garden box. Construction is almost complete!
  • The park across the street is finished!

Champion Gymnastics- their new location is underway next to the Dixie Power plant on S. River Rd. Should be done soon!

New fire/police station- will be located in Little Valley on the south end of Meadow Valley Farms. Construction timeframe unknown but should begin soon.

Riverside and Mall Dr. Corner:

Dinosaur Crossing- fully occupied! Full list down below in the “Other new businesses open in 2019” section.

F45 training gym- a new training gym is now open at 446 S. Mall Dr! It is the first of a few locations throughout town. Check out their website for more info

Bahama Bucks- dirt is moving and construction is underway on the corner of Riverside Dr. and Mall Dr! Should be open in the next few months. Fore more info check out their website


Red Cliffs Mall:

Uprise Adventure Park- a new family entertainment center is going into the old Sears building in the Red Cliffs Mall! It’ll feature all kinds of attractions for all ages including a trampoline zone, trapeze, zipline, climbing structures, glow ninja course, topgolf swing suites, fitness classes, motion experiences, virtual reality simulators, and more. They’re hoping to be open next spring!


Middleton: (across freeway from the mall)

Twin Lakes Commercial Plaza- dirt is moving and pads are available for this brand new commercial plaza across the freeway from Red Cliffs Mall! Potential uses include retail center, hotel, bank or financial institution, office buildings, and restaurants. Stay tuned for more updates!

Fort Pearce Industrial:

K + A Auto Care- this new automotive care center just had their ground opening and is now open at 296 N. Industrial Road! Go check them out.

Stuart Awning & BBQ Hut- just broke ground on a brand new facility located at the corner of Enterprise Dr. and River Rd. in the Fort Pierce Industrial Park. Construction will begin soon and should be complete by the end of February next year.

RS Technologies- A new company is moving to St. George that will bring A LOT of job opportunity with it! They design and manufacture composite utility poles that are reported to be safer, more reliable and last longer than wood, steel or concrete poles. They plan to be operating and hire 350 full-time employees during the spring of 2021 and will be going in old Viracon facility in the Fort Pierce Industrial Park. For more info check out this article


Washington area

Exit 10:

Raw Fitness St. George- now open! It’s in the retail complex in the Stadium 10 parking lot and they specialize in small group training classes. Check out their website for more info

Blaze Pizza- should be open soon! It’s going in the same complex as Rumbis and Vapor Works on Telegraph St. This one will actually be open before the one on Bluff St.

Marriott Springhill Suites- now open! It’s located right off exit 10 in front of Green Spring.

Marriott Residence Inn- now that the Springhill is finished, the Residence Inn is expected to start soon. I don’t have a timeline yet but definitely a crazy transformation for the north side of exit 10!

Contact Climbing Gym- They’ve gone vertical with construction! It is expected to be 18,000 square feet with 50-foot climbing walls and 12,000 square feet of roped climbing walls. The gym will also include 3,000 square feet of bouldering with 14-foot walls, a yoga and fitness studio and cardio and weight room. It’s being built just behind Costco and they’re hoping to be open by this fall!

Splash City Adventure Park- The years and decades long wait for a water park is over! It is officially underway but no word on when it will be completed. For more info check out this article

Maverik- the old Chevron that is right off exit 10 in front of Green Spring is being replaced by Maverik. They are working on it now and should come together soon.

Mountain America Credit Union- they are in the works of building a 3 story office building near Texas Roadhouse. I don’t have anymore info other than that, but it is on its way. I’ll post more info as I get it.

Teriyaki Madness- signs are up in the Stadium 10 complex! Should be open soon.

The French Bakery & Juice Bar- new ownership taking over where Whole Juice Cafe was behind Texas Roadhouse and is now open! They still have juices but also include croissant sandwiches, pastries, and other desserts.


Exit 13:

Southern Utah RV Resort- the new RV park that is being built off exit 13 is now open! There will be 80 spaces for short term tenant RVs. The amenities are still under construction and will include a pool and showers as well.

Grapevine Crossing- There hasn’t been any movement yet but there will be in the near future. There will be an amphitheater, park, and museum along with retail shops and restaurants. There is space for 7 sit-down restaurants and 7 drive-thrus, along with 137 tenant spaces including some exciting new Big Box stores. More will be known in the next few months.

Ovation by Avamere- a new senior living community is underway on Washington Pkwy that will be a big addition for Washington. They will have 60 memory care units, 90 assisted living units and 150 independent living units. For more info check out this article. They are going to have 3 restaurants open to the public and they’ll be called 1861, Miller’s at Washington, and Bees Knees Bistro. 1861 will be fine dining, Miller’s will be an everyday dining restaurant, and Bees Knees is a full service bistro that will serve Starbucks. For more info, they have a show room in the Pine View Plaza at 2376 E. Red Cliffs Drive Suite 309A Saint George, UT 84790.

Best Western Plus- another hotel is about to get started off exit 13! Best Western Plus plans to start construction late December or early January, and will be across the street from Black Bear Diner, alongside the Terrible’s gas station.

Auto mall- a new auto mall is in the works right off exit 13 in between the RV park and Black Bear. There is no confirmation of who or what will go there, but it is in the works. I will update as I learn more.

Canyons Park and Hell Hole Trailhead at Sienna Hills- brand new park just opened at the corner of Telegraph and Washington Parkway. It has a Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course and some other unique features. For more info check out this article


The Fields:

The Fields at Mall Dr- on the corner of the St. George side of 3000 East and Mall Dr.

  • Tropical Smoothie- now open!
  • Pizza Hut- “Coming soon” signs are up and construction should begin soon.
  • Revere Health- a new 68,000 square ft multi-specialty center is under construction and will be huge for health care in Southern Utah. It is going just north of the Lin’s and should be completed in 2020.

Heritage Fields- A new project in the Fields just got approved and will begin soon! Lots of new housing and a3.5 acre commercial piece will be going in on the corner of Washington Fields Road and 2000 South. For more info check out this article.

Primrose Retirement Community- 101,000 sq ft facility that will go in out by Warner Valley right off exit 10 of SR-7. It will feature independent living, assisted living, and memory care units. Construction is underway!

Gas station convenience store- signs are also up for this off exit 10 SR-7. No timeline yet.


Exit 16: (Coral Canyon)

New fire station- now open across State St. from Coral Canyon next to the Texaco gas station! It is a joint venture between Washington City and Hurricane Valley Fire District that will serve the Coral Canyon area as well as the industrial park in Hurricane. For more info check out this article


Other projects:

“Long Valley” area- annexation proposal has been approved by the City Council. This would add 1,524 acres into the city. More info here.

Warner Valley Reservoir- Some news recently came out about the progress of this project that would bring the largest reservoir built to date in Washington County out in Warner Valley. It is still a few years away from happening but nonetheless an exciting new update! Read here for more info

Annexation of 836 acres near airport- The purpose of the annexation is that there are a few users that are interested in relocating to Southern Utah that are manufacturers and job creators. This would be a great addition to Washington City. For more info, check out this link.


Santa Clara/Ivins area

Black Desert at Entrada- a whole new part of Entrada is underway! This new 600 acre project will include everything from new condos, shopping, and spas, to a new Tom Weiskopf designed 18 hole golf course. It will be on the northwest part the area and will officially break ground this summer!

Bucks Ace Hardware- signs just went up for another location of Bucks Ace! This time in Santa Clara across from Harmon’s. Their plan is to break ground in the fall and be open spring 2021. Great addition to that part of town!

Canyon Crossing- Initial plans are underway for a new commercial development on the corner of Snow Canyon Parkway and Snow Canyon Drive! The project will include a five-pump gas station, office, 3 restaurants and seven retail shops. Nothing is finalized yet but so far everything complies with the city and things are moving along. I’ll update as I know more!

Sentierre Resort-

The Edge-

  • a huge resort is starting to come together out in the South Hills of Santa Clara that will be a travelers dream. It’ll have direct access to trails for all kinds of machines, a spa, a lazy river, and tons more cool amenities. Click this link for more info

New parks-

  • Interactive water Park- interactive water park that will be across the street from the church on South Chapel Dr. For more info check out this link!
  • 52 acre park in Santa Clara Hills- has been proposed that will include a disc golf course, climbing boulders, and a bike pump track, trails and more
  • BMX track- funding for a new BMX just got approved and construction on it should begin soon. It’ll be close to Snake Hollow Bike Park but will be used for smaller BMX bikes and will feature practices and races weekly. For more info check out this article

BT Pearson- now open next to Lightfoots gas station!

Jim’s RV- a new RV repair shop should be done soon right before downtown Santa Clara at 1725 W. Sunset Blvd!

New Skate Park- now open in Ivins by Unity Park!

Tuacahn- housing for the actors is under construction and will be completed soon. The word is that it could be used for nightly rentals during the off season. Stay tuned for more info!


Dammeron Valley

Bold and Delaney Winery- a new winery is planning to be open next spring at the Dammeron Valley Vineyards on 1316 N. Horsemans Park Dr. The plan is to be open April 30. For more info check out out this article


Hurricane/La Verkin/Toquerville area

Tagg-N-Go Car Wash- another location is being worked on! This time in Hurricane where the Wal Mart is on the highway. They plan to be open by the end of the year.

Rooster Run Cafe- just opened at 635 W. State St! They are family-owned and did a full renovation of the building. It looks awesome! For more info check out their website

Copper Rock Golf Course- now open! For more info visit their website or call 435-215-4845

Southern Shores- a new development was just approved that’ll be a 52 lot, gated community that will be centered around 3 lakes. 32 of the lots will be along the shoreline and include their own boat dock and garage. Their plan is start filling the lakes this fall, be done by summer 2021, and begin construction of the homes then. For more info check out

Intermountain Healthcare new hospital- new plans have been announced for a new hospital in Hurricane within the next 5 years. Nothing is finalized yet but if approved, they will break ground within the next 5 years. For more info check out this article

Pigs Ear American Bistro- now open in the Gateway Plaza 75 N. 2000 W. in Hurricane. Check out their website for more info

Teotihuacan Mexican Food- this food truck just moved into a building and are now open! Located at 982 W. State St.

Tropical Smoothie- now open off State st. at 32 S 1350 W!

Peruvian Flavors- new Peruvian restaurant that  just opened at 68 W State St.

Zion Veterinary Hospital- new location now open at 29 S. 100 E. before the bend to La Verkin! For more info check out their website

SKRE- a new hunting gear store just opened at 268 W. State Street! Check out their website for more info

RetroVWs- a new Volkswagen van rental company is now open that allows you to rent renovated VW vans that have been converted into a tiny home version of a camper van. For more info check out this article

The Haven at Sky Mountain- Assisted Living and Memory Care Community is now open directly behind the new Clarion Inn & Suites on State St.

The Dwellings- vacation tiny homes now open in La Verkin right next to River Rock Roasting Co. along the cliff. It makes for some epic views! Check out their website for more info

La Verkin hot springs resort- La Verkin is looking at the possibility of building a resort for the hot springs there. For more info check out this article.

Toquer Reservoir and Ash Creek Pipeline- This is a proposed pipeline project that is currently being worked on that would increase water availability here in the county. For more info check our this site.

Casa Tequilana- new Mexican restaurant just opened in Leeds! They’re located at 545 N. Main St. #9. For more info check out their website


Springdale/Virgin area

Cliff Rose Lodge & Gardens- the transition to Hilton Curio is complete! They have new rooms, new suites, a spa, and a bigger restaurant. The restaurant, Anthera, is now open and the spa should be ready by early summer. It’s the first 4 diamond resort in Springdale.

Wildflower Zion Resort- brand new glamping resort in Virgin across from the new Marriott! They have canvas tents, bungalows, covered wagons, and more. Check out their website to book your stay and for more info.

Zion National Park West entrance- construction is underway on a redesign for the entrance to the park that will help get people in and out much quicker. They’re widening the road to accommodate more lanes, additional fee booths, traffic islands ad an employee parking area. It’s supposed to finish around April 2020. For more info check out this article

Zion National Park East entrance- announced plans to build a visitor contact station on the east side of the park as part of a new gateway community known as the “Applecross Station Visitor Center.”  It will be located just outside of the park boundaries and will include a visitor center, shuttle hub, private businesses and a new trail network. For more info check out this article

National Park maps- check out this cool website that offers maps to all the National Parks


Apple Valley/Hildale area

Infab- huge news for Hildale as the largest manufacturer of X-ray protection apparel is bringing a manufacturing facility that will supply over 100 jobs. This will help further the re-brand of the community and should be a huge addition for Southern Utah. For more info check out this article

Creek Valley Health Clinic– a new medical facility is now open in Colorado City! For more info check out

Bee’s Marketplace- under construction right along the highway. Should be open soon!


New Harmony

Kolob Commercial Center- a new commercial development just got approved to move forward that is right off I-15 across from the Kolob Canyons entry into Zion National Park. It’s set to include a hotel, a convenience store/gas station, restaurants and a RV park/camp site facility, according the project’s concept development plan. Stay tuned for more updates!



IN 2019


Restaurants & Treats

  • Morty’s Café- located at 702 E. St. George Blvd.
  • Vuduu Pizza- located where Cafe Allure used to be just down from Menchies at 661 E. St. George Blvd.
  • Banana Blossom Thai Cuisine- located at 430 E. St. George Blvd. where Ninfa’s used to be, across from Even Stevens.
  • Pork Bellys- located at Sunset Corner 1091 N. Bluff St. #404
  • Port of Subs/Sipsanity- located at Desert Hills Plaza
  • Tropical Smoothie- located at Desert Hills Plaza
  • Little Caesars- located at Desert Hills Plaza
  • Great Harvest- located at Desert Hills Plaza
  • Panda Express- located at Dinosaur Crossing
  • Beans & Brews- located at Dinosaur Crossing
  • Orange Peel- located at Dinosaur Crossing
  • Kneaders- located at Dinosaur Crossing
  • SWIG- located at Dinosaur Crossing
  • Chronic Tacos- located at Dinosaur Crossing
  • Black Bear Diner- located off exit 13 in Sienna Hills Complex
  • Chef Hog’s Oyster Bar & Grill- Located in Sun River next to the clubhouse of the golf course, 4210 Bluegrass Way.
  • FeelLove Coffee- Now open next to Be Hot Yoga in the Rio Plaza. 558 E. Riverside Dr. #208 St. George.
  • Sweet Rolled Tacos- located in the Shoppes at Zion!
  • Breakfast at Tifiny’s Creperie- Located in the Green Valley Plaza on the corner of Dixie Dr. and Valley View Dr.
  • Capriotti’s- located in the Santa Clara Harmon’s complex 3540 Pioneer Parkway.
  • Mixed Greens Fast Fresh food- located at 2275 Santa Clara Dr. in the Lightfoots Gas Station.
  • Cross Country Diner- cool new food truck restaurant is open at 112 W. State Street.


Grocery and other service store

  • Finney Farms Dairy and Country Store- located at 511 E. St. George Blvd.
  • Dollar Tree- now open in same strip mall as Natural Grocer’s and Kohl’s in Washington. 616 W. Telegraph St. Washington.
  • Raindance Dry Cleaners- located at 440 W St George Blvd suite #1, St. George, UT 84770
  • Bonza Dry Cleaners- located at Dinosaur Crossing 559 S. Mall Dr.
  • ACE Hardware- located at Dinosaur Crossing 559 S. Mall Dr.
  • Rodworks Unique Home Décor- located at Dinosaur Crossing 559 S. Mall Dr.
  • The Hope Chest Thrift Store- located at 656 N. Dixie Dr.



  • Staybridge Hotel- open across from Furniture Row off exit 6.
  • Tru by Hilton- also open across from Furniture Row off exit 6.
  • Comfort Inn & Suites- now open on State St. before you go down the hill into Hurricane.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott- now open in Virgin!
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott- now open off Washington exit 10 in front of Green Spring!
  • My Place Hotel- located at 1167 W. 80 S. behind the Mountain America on State St in Hurricane
  • Zion Cliff Lodge- located at 620 N. Juniper St. in Hildale.


Gas Stations

  • Maverik- exit 6 across from McDonalds and Black Bear Diner on Bluff St.
  • Terrible Herbst- exit 2 right off the freeway
  • Maverik- on State St. in Hurricane


Fun & Entertainment

  • Golf Logics- 1664 S. Dixie Dr. Ste H-102 in Dixie Commons
  • Phat Axe- Located in the Shoppes at Zion next to the Cowboys & Indians store.  For more info check out their website.


Car Washes

  • Tagg N Go- across the street from Costco


Mall/strip mall stores

  • H&M- in Red Cliffs Mall
  • DownEast Home & Clothing- Their new location is the Promenade at Red Cliffs.
  • E Bike Company- now open!
  • Simply Obsessed- located off exit 10 next to Alberton’s


Health & Medical

  • Simister Orthodontics- located at 626 S. 3000 E. at Fields at Mall Dr.
  • Riverside Dental- located at 626 S. 3000 E. at Fields at Mall Dr.
  • 24/7 Performance Fitness- located at 24 S. 2170 W. off State St. in Hurricane.
  • Beauty Mark Hair and Skin– located at 195 W. Telegraph St
  • Virgin River Dental- located at Dinosaur Crossing 559 S. Mall Dr.
  • Joint Chiropractic- located at Dinosaur Crossing 559 S. Mall Dr.
  • Stone Canyon Eye Care- located at Dinosaur Crossing 559 S. Mall Dr.
  • Desert Bloom Plastic Surgery–  located at 446 S. Mall Dr.
  • St. George Med Spa– located at 348 N. Bluff ST. #102


Cell Phone stores

  • Verizon Store- Dinosaur Crossing 553 S. Mall Dr.
  • Verizon Store- 1812 W. Sunset Blvd
  • T-Mobile Store- Stadium 10 complex on Red Cliffs Dr.
  • My Wireless Doctor- 2351 S. River Rd. in Foothills Plaza


Fort Pearce Industrial

  • Barney Trucking Facility
  • Martin Warehousing Cold Storage Facility
  • PM Storage- 199-unit mini-storage facility.
  • Swiss Bank Storage- added 120 storage units to their facility.
  • Silver Reef Brewing Co– the first ever microbrewery in St. George is located at 4391 S. Enterprise Dr.
  • 32,000 sq. ft UPS facility




Exit 16 expansion: UDOT is added lanes and expanded the bridges at Exit 16 interchange. It is now complete!

The “Trunnel”- the new underpass by the college is officially open for use! It goes underneath I-15 and connects 400 S to the east side of the freeway which opens up a new corridor to housing, medical and business services, cyclists and scooters while also expanding campus connections for students. This will free up traffic 100 S and 700 S and will be a great addition for that part of town.

SR-7 completion- the project is currently in the design and right-of-way phase, and on schedule to start construction in the summer of 2019 and finish by November 2020. It’s an 8-mile portion that will complete the connection between I-15 (in southern STG) and SR-9 (in hurricane). Click on this link for more info and a map of where it will be.,P2007_PROJECT_TYPE_IND_FLAG:9046,A

Northern Corridor- A road going from exit 13 in Washington to the backside of Red Hills Parkway has been proposed. The county commissioner is currently working on the new HCP permit with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and there are incentives to finish the road before 2025. It will definitely something to be on the look out for, as this will be a big time addition.

Exit 11 in Washington: things are getting closer on this new exit happening on Main St. in Washington. No timing for it yet but should be on its way.





Division 1 status: Dixie State is officially going D1!!! Division 1 means they are now part of the highest rank in the NCAAs for sports. All sports except football will join the WAC conference, and football will be independent in the FSC D1 ranks starting in 2020. This is huge for the growth of the college and I’m excited for the future.

Innovation Plaza- SO many amazing things happening at DSU in Innovation, Business, Technology, and Science. They have acquired the East Elementary campus and turned it into an Innovation Plaza that will feature many significant resources that will help not only students, but people in the community as well. The first phase has been completed and is now the largest public “makerspace” in Southern Utah. It is a place where students and community members can take business and product ideas from concept to reality and there have already been 80 patents and a number of small businesses created because of it.

Human Performance Center- Now open! It’s hard to miss but if you haven’t seen it, drive down 700 E. (University Ave) and you won’t miss it. It features an Olympic size swimming pool, 2 fitness areas, 3 indoor basketball courts, a climbing wall, multi-purpose rooms, a track, along with 2 outdoor basketball courts, 4 pick ball courts, and an outdoor track on the rooftop. For more info click this link

Science, Engineering and Technology building- the newest building going up at DSU just had their ground breaking ceremony last month! The new SET building will be 5 stories and over 120,000 square ft. It’ll feature 26 laboratories, 3 levels of outdoor patios, classrooms and an astronomy deck. Their plan is to be open for the fall 2021 semester and will be HUGE for students moving forward. For more info check out

Greater Zion Stadium- big news was just announced that DSU and Washington County have partnered on the football stadium and it will be renamed Greater Zion Stadium. The Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office has been huge for Southern Utah and I am excited to see this come to life. Phase 3 of the renovation is coming soon for the stadium. It will include renovations to the home grandstands with new men’s and women’s home team locker rooms, a state of the art training room, a new box office and new public restrooms., and a new stadium high-rise. The high-rise will include an entry plaza, corporate level seating and a press box. Stairwells and elevators will be located on each side to get up to the suites, where there will be club type seating with approximately eight to 10 suites and the press box. There will also be a banquet room with space for about 200 people. For more info check out this article

Shiloh Apartment Complex- the second phase of the Campus View Suites student housing just broke ground and construction will begin soon!

New programs- 7 new degree programs will be offered at DSU that will be available this fall. For more info on the programs check out this article

2020 is the largest graduating class in DSU history. The 5 bachelor programs were Nursing BSN, Business Admin, Communication Studies, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. DSU keeps growing, growing, growing!

New strategic partnership announced at DSU! Check it out here.



Affordable housing article- St. George and Washington County officials along with other public and private stakeholders are trying to find more ways to bring affordable housing to the county. Check out this article for more info

Gray Hawk Apartment Complex- 240 units in Washington Fields behind the new Smith’s. More info at

City View Downtown Apartments- building 1 is now finished and people are moving in! Building 2 should be finished soon. For more info check out their site

Legacy Ridge Apartments- They allow dogs and will have their own dog park.

Red Mountain Vistas- townhome complex in Ivins on Highway 91 that is currently underway. Check out their website

Blackhawk Townhomes St. George (at Tonaquint)- currently under construction and will be the same layout as the Blackhawk Townhomes out in Santa Clara.

Cambria Townhomes- currently underway off exit 13 in Washington.

Woodland Estates- a mixture of patio homes, townhomes, and apartments in the Fields behind Lin’s.

Tuscano Townhomes- Ence townhomes in Ivins

Desert Bluffs- Salisbury twin homes out by the airport

Fossil Hills Townhomes- Salisbury townhomes on South River Road

Desert Hills Townhomes- across from Desert Hills High School

Red Rocks at Sienna Hills- a new low income affordable housing project is taking shape out on the south end of Telegraph in Washington. The first phase will have 66 units and the entire project will be 286 units. Here is a vide of what it’ll look like

Trailhead apartments- 111 units with a day care and cafe on the corner of Telegraph St. and Washington Parkway next to the Hell Hole trailhead and park in Washington. Construction is underway.

Riverwalk Village- new affordable housing complex  just broke ground near Dinosaur Crossing. It is a 55-unit project that should be ready by mid-2020. Switchpoint Community Resource Center has been working on this project for the last few years to serve the homeless population of Washington County and should be an awesome addition. For more info check out this article.

Coyote Creek Apartments- 116 new units will be going in just south of exit 13. They just had the ground breaking and will be finished sometime in 2020.

La Vida at Sienna Hills apartments- 276 unit apartment complex is underway off Washington Parkway by Ovation at Avamere. Should be complete summer 2020.

Sky at Brio- 204 unit apartment complex coming to Brio. Word is that it will also be complete in 2020.




So far, we’ve had 1018 permits pulled for apartments & condos, townhomes & duplexes, and single family homes. We have a large number of lots being developed right now as well, so we should be seeing more and more come available over the next few months. Here is what was recorded last month!

New residential subdivisions recorded last month:

  • Sage Canyon Ph 8
  • Villas at Sun River St. George Ph 16
  • Stone Ridge
  • Bedford Place


If you’d like a plat map or any other information for any of these new developments, please let me know!