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Utah Pride Center moving to new location

The Utah Pride Center will be moving to 255 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City on April 20. The move will be completed by June 31. Café Marmalade will close permanently on April 13. The Youth Activity Center and Trans* Program will remain in the current location until after the 2013 Pride Festival.

“Our new offices will provide much larger public spaces and meeting rooms, as well as facilitating more social and network gatherings. We are also right next to a Trax station, making the space more accessible to everyone,” a Pride Center release said.

There will be no change in operating hours or group scheduling procedures. Renderings of how the fully renovated building will look will be on display and an open-house will be scheduled sometime in July to give everyone a chance to see the new space.

Pride employees and volunteers are working on raising $2.5 million to renovate the 6,000-square-foot building. The efforts are being made through a team of business leaders and philanthropists.

Utah Pride has served the State of Utah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community for more than two decades and has been housed in its current location since 1998.

“As we look ahead, we realize our opportunity to grow and thrive as a critical resource of the state and community will rely on visionary leaders, who through their philanthropy will have an impact in an especially tangible and meaningful way,” the release said.

For those interested in making a donation to support the “Getting Centered Campaign,” go to utahpridecenter.org. For questions about the move, email [email protected].

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3 Comments

  1. I think the question to ask here is whether or not the new digs allow the Pride Center to better serve the community. If so, then I'm all for the move. If not, the money could certainly be used to good effect elsewhere.

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