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Old 01-02-2021, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Or has Walmart or other big box chains monopolized the business. Outside of SLC that is.

Going off that question, does Utah even have a main street in any of their small towns, because I found nothing but strip malls when I was there.

Is there any traditional buildings, parks, statues, etc. outside of SLC? If there is, can you walk to them?

Arizona was like this, but I thought Utah would be different. I guess it's a trend for the entire region.
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Old 01-02-2021, 06:13 PM
 
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Sure, there are small businesses and main streets. There are also strip malls and big box stores, just like everywhere else in the US.

Your post is very vague.
Is there a particular region/county/city you are asking about? Utah is a large state. Almost 85,000 square miles according to Wikipedia.
What types of stores are you looking for on Main Street?
What do you mean by "traditional" buildings, parks, and statues? Do you mean historic?
Where exactly were you, that you visited and didn't see any of this?

Sharing that information might help us answer your questions.
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Old 01-02-2021, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Sure, there are small businesses and main streets. There are also strip malls and big box stores, just like everywhere else in the US.

Your post is very vague.
Is there a particular region/county/city you are asking about? Utah is a large state. Almost 85,000 square miles according to Wikipedia.
What types of stores are you looking for on Main Street?
What do you mean by "traditional" buildings, parks, and statues? Do you mean historic?
Where exactly were you, that you visited and didn't see any of this?

Sharing that information might help us answer your questions.
Traditional as historic.

The small towns I passed in Utah didn't seem centered around a main street (where local stores are usually located).

I could find strip malls where big box chains are located, but that is all.
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Old 01-02-2021, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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One town that comes to mind immediately with small stores along main street is Vernal, Utah. One of my favorite small towns in Utah.

Another larger town with small stores along mainstreet is Logan, Utah.

Lastly we also love Heber City, Utah and their main street.

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-03-2021, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Moab....that's all they have; small stores and lots of hotels.
I would guess, biggest business is City Market (Kroger affiliate). (Other than the US government.)
Also Monticello, Blanding. However, Moab has a better defined downtown area!
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Old 01-03-2021, 05:34 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Traditional as historic.

The small towns I passed in Utah didn't seem centered around a main street (where local stores are usually located).

I could find strip malls where big box chains are located, but that is all.
Probably because you did not get off the freeway?
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Old 01-23-2021, 04:42 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Probably because you did not get off the freeway?
Same in New Jersey get off the highway and take the long route to see the state. South New Jersey is completely different but nobody travels there.

I am looking into Utah for the openness and less congestion. Sounds like everything else is the same everywhere. Where you live is what you make of it.

I just wonder will you eventually be ostracized if you don't convert to Mormon?
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Old 01-23-2021, 05:03 PM
 
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Someone might set the missionaries on you but once they are convinced you do not want to join you will be left alone.
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I am looking into Utah for the openness and less congestion. Sounds like everything else is the same everywhere. Where you live is what you make of it.
I think you're pretty much right about that. Attitude can make a ton of difference.

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I just wonder will you eventually be ostracized if you don't convert to Mormon?
Well, you can stop wondering about that, because the answer is a definite 'no'. Trust me, half of the people in Salt Lake City don't ostracize the other half. They're our friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members, etc. And when I call for a plumber, I don't say, "Oh, before I hire you... Are you LDS?"
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Old 01-24-2021, 06:46 PM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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Same in New Jersey get off the highway and take the long route to see the state. South New Jersey is completely different but nobody travels there.

I am looking into Utah for the openness and less congestion. Sounds like everything else is the same everywhere. Where you live is what you make of it.

I just wonder will you eventually be ostracized if you don't convert to Mormon?
Moved from Jersey in ‘94 and never once have I ever been ostracized for not converting. I’ve made many LDS friends over the years and that’s all they wanted from me was my friendship. Never any ulterior motives.
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