Love is in the air at The Monarch with dinner-dance, wedding expo this weekend

Standard-Examiner, MARK SAAL Feb 12, 2020

OGDEN — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Monarch is planning to give Cupid a little help.

Holiday market comes to The Monarch in downtown Ogden

Standard-Examiner, MARK SAAL Dec 5, 2019

OGDEN —Sure, you could do your Christmas shopping at a big box store, but where’s the fun in that?

East Coast artists taking up temporary residence in Ogden’s downtown creative district

Standard-Examiner, by Mitch Shaw, 9/19/2019

A pair of artists from the East Coast are coming to build a large-scale art installation in Ogden and they want the public’s help…

New eatery, WB’s, to bring ‘wine and bites’ to The Monarch in downtown Ogden

Ogden Standard-Examiner, by Mark Saal, 3/14/2019

It’s a coffee house by morning and a wine bar by night. And in between, it’s a little bit of everything else…

Migrating Mural: Ogden spreading its wings with monarch murals around town

Ogden Standard Examiner, By Mark Saal, 9/17/18

Who knew one insect could draw so many people together?

A nationwide art project dedicated to spreading images of the monarch butterfly across the country is making a stop in Ogden this month and next. The Migrating Mural project is the brainchild of artist Jane Kim and her business partner, Thayer Walker. The two co-founded Ink Dwell Art Studio, in Half Moon Bay, California, six years ago….

Montana transplant Thaine Fischer has love for Ogden’s historic architecture

By MITCH SHAW, Standard-ExaminerJul 8, 2018

OGDEN —Thaine Fischer isn’t your typical developer.

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.


Several historic, vacant buildings in Ogden prime for upgrades

Ogden Standard Examiner, By Mitch Shaw, 5/13/18

The Monarch Building: Ogden-based developer Thaine Fischer purchased the 57,000-square-foot building, which once served as a parking garage for the Bigelow Hotel….

Ogden City hopes new development will attract area ‘makers’

Ogden Standard Examiner, By Mitch Shaw, 5/11/2018

Ogden City is looking to lease and possibly buy space inside a now-vacant building that’s scheduled to get a major, city-incentivized face-lift….

Council considers incentives of first project in east Ogden redevelopment plan

Ogden Standard-Examiner, By MITCH SHAW, 5/3/18

Details have been released on a developer incentive package associated with the first project in a sweeping east-central Ogden redevelopment plan.

The Ogden City administration will soon ask the City Council to approve a deal that will provide a developer up to $1.23 million to rehabilitate the old Ben Lomond Garage….

Ogden’s Nine Rails Creative District coming soon as hub for arts, culture

By MITCH SHAW, Standard-Examiner Apr 1, 2018

OGDEN — A plan to build an arts and culture core in east-central Ogden is quickly becoming a reality.

The “Nine Rails Creative District Master Plan” is scheduled to be reviewed by the Ogden City Planning Commission in April. The proposal is as ambitious as it is wide-ranging, but its aim is pretty simple: create a concentrated hub for arts and culture where creatives can live and collaborate and where visitors can come and explore.


Project to turn vacant commercial albatross into arts building gaining steam

By MITCH SHAW, Standard-Examiner StaffDec 29, 2017

OGDEN — A $14 million revamp of a 90-year-old building just east of Washington Boulevard will be the centerpiece of a developing arts and cultural district downtown.

Earlier this month, the Ogden Planning Commission recommended preliminary approval for a plan to redevelop the massive, vacant commercial building on the southeast corner of 25th Street and Ogden Avenue.