Concert-goers in Salt Lake City will soon be able to satisfy their hunger and music cravings with the opening of The Depot – a 1,200-capacity train-station-turned-performance- venue/restaurant.
Ground has broken on the $6 million project and, with that,
“People want to go to smaller venues to see shows,” McNeil told Pollstar. “There’s nothing like a
Located directly across the street from the 20,500-seat
McNeil said the venue will host a variety of genres including jazz, comedy, R&B, electronic, rock, folk, country and more. It will also be used to for conventions, wedding receptions and other events.
“We’re going to be selling this to a variety of economic and social groups,” he said.
Meanwhile, McNeil isn’t worried about competition from the soon-to-reopen 3,500-seat Great Salt Air, which is about 18 miles away on the beach of the Great Salt Lake.
“It’s hard to get adults over there; it’s a kids place,” said McNeil, who ran that venue for 15 years before it closed. “We struggled with it for years and I don’t miss it.”
The Depot is expected to open in early January.
— Mitchell Peters