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.
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.
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.
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….
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….