...Two businesses are also sprucing up new spaces in the creative district. The Argo House is being renovated on 25th and Porter and will house artists and those who want to create. The Monarch Project, in the home of the old Senor Frogs on 25th and Adams, is a project by prominent Ogden Developer Thaine Fischer. The building has been vacant for over 10 years and will be a hub for arts and entertainment in Ogden. The ribbon cutting was held last month as the official ribbon cutting of the street painting project.
The Montana native turned diehard Ogden loyalist is in the midst of a $14 million overhaul of the 57,000-square-foot garage immediately east of The Bigelow Hotel.
The Montana native turned diehard Ogden loyalist purchased the building — vacant for more than a decade — and renamed it “The Monarch.” His plan for the structure involves a complete renovation, including new space for restaurants, retail and event space, exhibit and collaborative space, and design studios.
(Read Complete Standard Examiner Article)
by Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce | Tuesday, 3 April, 2018
By D. Scott Patria
What a difference a year makes.
Back in January of 2017, Jake McIntire wrote a short piece to introduce us to Ogden City's desires for a Creative District, centered around 25th St. east of Washington Blvd., and extending up to Jefferson Ave., the newly renovated Main Library, and hopefully, a "reVived" Lester Park.
A little over a year... Read the entire article and more of what Thaine Fischer has to say HERE at Northern Utah Business.
Ogden First has created a Pop Up Art Park on our property on the corner of 25th & Adams and has brought beauty and interest to what was once an empty lot. With Rachel Pohl's mural as a backdrop, people can now stroll around and enjoy this beautiful park up the hill from Washington Boulevard in downtown Ogden.
We're pleased to announce that earlier this year Fischer-Regan Enterprises and The Murphy Family Trust received the Utah Heritage Foundation Heritage Award for the restoration of the Rex Theater located in the heart of Ogden on famous 25th Street. The project included the full restoration of the neon Star Noodle Sign, which had been an Ogden landmark and icon for decades before falling into disrepair. Under the architectural guidance of Bill Salerno and Mike Sanders, the renovation brought to life this historic building and sign, which are part of the rebirth of 25th Street as the heart of the Ogden community.
We're teaming with the local outdoor company And She's Dope Too, Jake Mcintire of Union Ogden, and the insanely talented artist Rachel Pohl to paint the concrete wall at our property on 25th and Adams Avenue. Jenn and Taylor Killian of ASDT are an enthusiastic pair of locals who are committed to adding value to our community, and we're excited to be a part of helping them bring beautiful outdoor art to our downtown area. You can read more about the project in a Standard-Examiner article HERE.
The Utah Heritage Foundation has nominated our restoration of the Rex Theater Building and Star Noodle Dragon sign for a 2016 Heritage Award. The nominees will gather on 31 March for a banquet and selection of the winners. It's quite an honor to have all the hard work be recognized by such a prestigious foundation.