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Businesses Mark Their Mark at Taylorsville’s New Hot Spot

Apr 08, 2016 10:15AM ● By Tori La Rue

By Tori La Rue | [email protected]

Taylorsville - For years, many buildings sat vacant and outdated at Redwood and 5400 South. The place looked more like a ghost town than a sweet spot to grab some grub, but within the past year the environment in the area has been changing. 

Legacy Real Estate Investments took control and started sprucing up the place by introducing new businesses, which are giving existing businesses a greater appeal. Take a look at the new businesses that are making their mark.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries 

The first business that was introduced by Legacy was a Utah favorite burger joint with a simple menu. Rivaling with In-N-Out Burger in popularity, this eatery is accustomed to crowds of visitors at lunch time.

Chi-Ku Pan Asian Kitchen

Set to open in a couple weeks, Chi-Ku will add some Asian food options to the collective menu at the plaza. 


GNC is a prime spot for Taylorsville residents to stock up on vitamins, supplements, herbs and sports-related drinks and snacks. 

Beans and Brews 

Every nice shopping center needs a place where customers can take a breather, and coffee shops have mastered this art. Beans and Brews arrived at the Plaza at 54th shortly after GNC.

Mattress Firm 

The new development branched away from food and nutrition when they introduced Mattress Firm to Redwood Road and 5400 South. After all, sleep’s as important to the health of Taylorsville residents as food. 


Zaxby’s specializes in chicken entrees, appetizers and salads.  As the newest addition to the Taylorsville plaza, it had its own ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 20 and grand opening on Feb 22. “The grand opening of Zaxby’s is yet another addition to this prime real retail intersection,” David Wertz, a developer, said. “I couldn’t be happier with the progress we have made in the last year, and there is much more coming.”

Penny Ann’s Café 

A local, family-owned café, Penny Ann’s first opened its doors in Salt Lake City in 2011. Three years later, the family opened a Draper store, and they’re almost ready to set their feet down in Taylorsville.