St. George UT Real Estate and Community News

St. George area:
  • Sloth Cookies- grand opening Nov 2! They're underneath the Crepery at Sunset Corner 1091 N. Bluff St. Check out their instagram @slothcookies for more info. 
  • Nothing Bundt Cake- grand opening November 8th! They're located in Red Rock Commons 15 S. River Rd, next to Pet Smart. Make sure to stop by and check them out. Bundt cake is soooo good! 
  • Feellove Coffee- new location in Ancestor Square is just about finished and their target opening date is November 21! The renovation looks incredible and will be an awesome addition for Ancestor Square. Check out their instagram for updates @feellovecoffee
  • Virgin Berri turned Gaia's Garden- exciting news for my favorite food truck restaurant in town! They are moving to a permanent brick-n-mortar building on 700 S. where Redman Farms Health Foods store used to be, kiddie corner from Arby's. They're also changing their name and will be adding some cool stuff to their menu. They are working on the building right now and are hoping to be open sometime this month. Stay tuned! 
  • K + A Auto Care- this new automotive care center just had their ground opening and is now open at 296 N. Industrial Road! Go check them out.
  • Kabuto Sushi and Slurpin Ramen Bar- new restaurants finally going in the Promenade at Red Cliffs next to Durangos! It it currently under construction and should be open in the next few months. 
  • Teriyaki Madness- another new restaurant is coming to Red Rock Commons next to Pieology! It is currently under construction and should be open in the next few months. Check out their menu at 
  • Dutch Bros Coffee- nothing confirmed yet but they're in the bidding process for their first location here in Southern Utah! It'll likely be on the west side of town on Sunset Blvd. 
  • Uprise Adventure Park- a new family entertainment center is going into the old Sears building in the Red Cliffs Mall! It'll feature all kinds of attractions for all ages including a trampoline zone, trapeze, zipline, climbing structures, glow ninja course, topgolf swing suites, fitness classes, motion experiences, virtual reality simulators, and more. They're hoping to be open next spring! 
  • The Hope Chest Thrift Store- now open at 656 N. Dixie Dr! Proceeds from the store are used to help support women with unplanned pregnancies through the Hope Pregnancy Care Center of St. George. For more info check out
  • Stuart Awning & BBQ Hut- just broke ground on a brand new facility located at the corner of Enterprise Dr. and River Rd. in the Fort Pierce Industrial Park. Construction will begin soon and should be complete by the end of February next year. 
Washington area: 
  • Beauty Mark Hair and Skin- a new salon just opened at 195 W. Telegraph St. For more info check out their instagram @beautymarkstg
  • Shooting Star Park- a brand new park is now open for use at 1320 E. Black Brush Dr! It has a large grassy field, a playground, a basketball court, 2 pickeball courts, and a pavilion. 
  • New fire station- now open across State St. from Coral Canyon next to the Texaco gas station! It is a joint venture between Washington City and Hurricane Valley Fire District that will serve the Coral Canyon area as well as the industrial park in Hurricane. For more info check out this article
  • Simply Obsessed- a new clothing boutique is now open next to the Alberton's off exit 10. Check out their website for more info
  • Blaze Pizza- nothing confirmed yet but I have heard rumors that Blaze Pizza is looking at moving into where Payless used to be on Telegraph in the same complex as Vapor Works and Rumbi's. I will confirm once I know more. 
Santa Clara area:
  • Jim's RV- a new RV repair shop is about to go under construction in Santa Clara. Should be open in the next few months! 
Hurricane area:
  • Pig's Ear American Bistro- new restaurant at Gateway Plaza right before you go down the hill into Hurricane is set to open in the next few weeks! From what I'm gathering it'll be upscale steak and seafood and should be a great addition to Hurricane. Check out their instagram for more info @pigsearamericanbistro.
Dixie State University:
  • Science, Engineering and Technology building- the newest building going up at DSU just had their ground breaking ceremony last month! The new SET building will be 5 stories and over 120,000 square ft. It'll feature 26 laboratories, 3 levels of outdoor patios, classrooms and an astronomy deck. Their plan is to be open for the fall 2021 semester and will be HUGE for students moving forward. For more info check out
  • Human Performance Center- this building is just about finished and there will be a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov 13 from 1:30 to 4 PM! They will also have a concert on the roof that night as well as a Community Day the next day from 3:00 to 9:00 PM. It's hard to miss but if you haven't seen it, drive down 700 E. (University Ave) and you won't miss it. It's going to feature an Olympic size swimming pool, 2 fitness areas, 3 indoor basketball courts, a climbing wall, multi-purpose rooms, a track, along with 2 outdoor basketball courts, 4 pick ball courts, and an outdoor track on the rooftop. For more info click this link



St. George area

Exit 2 (Sun River):

Chef Hog's Oyster Bar & Grill-
 Previously called Riverwalk Grill, Chef Hog has turned this restaurant in Sun River into an oyster bar & grill and I've heard it has been a hit out there so far. It's open right there next to the clubhouse of the golf course, 4210 Bluegrass Way. 
Desert Color-
 A big shopping complex along with a sports complex, hotels, and 11,000 homes are on their way just off exit 2 as you come into town. Construction on phase 1 of the residential section is now underway! Check out their site for more info.

Big Shots Golf-
 They have closed on their property and will hopefully begin construction soon! 

Paparazzi headquarters- Open! 

Kenworth Truck Sales Company- Open! It is just west of the Paparazzi building along the freeway, north of the overpass. 

Desert Corner- exciting news for people that live in the Desert Canyons development out by the airport. The first commercial spot is starting to happen at the entrance of the neighborhood, just off the freeway exit. It will be a building similar to those at Desert Hills Plaza and are looking to fill it with food and drink options. Big time news for this area!

Exit 4 (Bloomington):

Desert Hills Plaza- in front of Desert Hills High School
  • KB Express
  • Port of Subs/Sipsanity
  • Tropical Smoothie
  • Little Caesars   
  • Great Harvest
  • Royal Thai- coming soon! 
  • Desert Hills Pet Hospital- coming soon!
  • Good Burger- coming soon! Check out their website for more info
Exit 6 (Bluff St.):

Commerce Pointe- corner of Buff St. and Blackridge Dr. 
  • Big box & mid box stores, restaurants, and shops on their way. 
Maverik- open on the corner across from McDonalds and Black Bear Diner. 

Staybridge Hotel- open across from Furniture Row off exit 6.

Tru by Hilton
- also open across from Furniture Row off exit 6. 

Guadalajara Grill-
 new upscale Mexican restaurant going into the old Players Grill building. No timeframe on when they will open yet. 

FeelLove Coffee- 
Now open next to Be Hot Yoga in the Rio Plaza! They have ingredients from all over the world and it is super cool. They have both coffee and non-coffee options as well as baked goods and vegan bowls. Check out their instagram for more info @feellovecoffee


Tech Ridge- old airport hill
  • Dixie Tech School 
  • Printer Logic- just had their ground breaking event up at their new site last month and construction should be starting soon! They will be the first of many new businesses to go up on Tech Ridge and it is huge, huge news for St. George. 
  • Busy Busy- located in the old hangar and their building is coming soon.
  • There are rumors that there is a growing list of interested companies that will follow suit.
  • There will be multi family housing built soon after, along with a paved walking path around the entire bluff.
City View downtown development- corner of Main St. and St George Blvd. 
  • luxury apartments with retail on the bottom floor, along with a big parking garage- building 1 is now open and building 2 is just about finished!
  • Marriott Signature Hotel the "Advenire"- under construction. Planning to be open in November! 
  • Wood Ash Rye- new restaurant opening in the Marriott Advenire was just announced! It will be called the Wood Ash Rye and Shon Foster will be the chef. I don't know anymore details than that, but will keep posted on it. 
Joule Plaza- corner of Tabernacle St. and 200 West 
  • 197 luxury apartments with a pool, spa, work out center, and more, along with 19,000 sq ft of retail/office space. Buildings are under constructions, LOI's have been signed, and it will be finished toward the end of year.
Ancestor Square- corner of St. George Blvd. and Main St. 
  • Feellove Coffee- their second location is currently under construction in Ancestor Square next to the Pizza Factory where Sentierre used to be.It will be a great addition to downtown! 
Zion Brewery Station II- the old fire station on Main St. is being converted into a brewery and pub by Zion Brewing Company. This should be really cool for downtown as it continues to grow and expand! For more info check out this article

Morty’s Café- 
now open on the corner of St. George Blvd. and 700 E. It is soooo good! 

Vuduu Pizza- 
new pizza place on the Blvd and it it is BOMB! They're now open where Cafe Allure used to be just down from Menchies on St. George Blvd. 

Banana Blossom Thai Cuisine- 
another new restaurant  just opened on St. George Blvd! It is where Ninfa's used to be, across from Even Stevens. I've heard really good things so far so definitely go check it out! 

Mystery Restaurant-
 the old Burger King building on St. George Blvd. is currently being worked on and there's a sign out front with some ribs on it that says "It'll be worth the wait". Not sure what's happening yet but should be something good! 

Finney Farms Dairy & Country Store-
 New store just opened up at 511 E. St. George Blvd. where used to be. For more info check out their website

 they have chosen a location in downtown St. George and plan to be open at the beginning of 2020! It is located on the corner of 100 E. and 200 E. For more info check out their website

Super Pollo Chicken- this food truck turned restaurant is currently under construction in the old Casa Dona Maria building on 700 S. next to Honolul Grill! Their plan is to be open in the next 2 months. 

St. George Med Spa- now open at 348 N. Bluff ST. #102! For more info check out their website

MRW Design Associates- new location on 100 S. behind Bicycles Unlimited next to Wells Fargo. Now open! 

Raindance Dry Cleaners- 
They had been serving the St. George area from their Cedar location but they just opened up a new location at 440 W St George Blvd suite #1, St. George, UT 84770 last month and their delivery service is AWESOME! 

Dixie Red Hills Golf Course- the new clubhouse is officially done and open! Huge addition for one of the best courses in Southern Utah. 

New App-Controlled electronic scooter system- 

  • Spin Scooters are rockin n' rollin in downtown St. George. 250 scooters are available to ride throughout the city! 

Food Truck Park- this is in the works of becoming a reality that would be a BIG addition to downtown St. George

Southern Utah Planetarium- an idea for this is gaining momentum and could be a possibility down the road that would be really cool! For more info check out this article

New art downtown- if you haven't noticed already, there are a bunch of new cool art features throughout downtown. Check out the map in this link for more info

LDS Church renovation- plans have leaked on what the temple will look like post-renovation that will begin construction this November and it looks awesome. For more info and pictures check out this article

Washington County Building- The Assessor/Recorders office is under construction on the corner of St. George Blvd. and 200 E. The outside is undergoing a full remodel and there will be landscape added on the east side as well.

Bluff St. Retail Building- new signs are up for a complex that will begin construction soon on Bluff St. where they tore down the older building and widened the road. No news on what's going there yet but stay tuned for updates! 

University Federal Credit Union- signs are up for a new credit union that is planning to go under construction. It will be on the corner of Bluff St. and 400 N. Their plan is to be open next summer! 

West Village- Affogato West Coffee Shop has taken over the whole space where Unicorn Hatch Labs and has turned it into West Village. It'll now feature Sugar & Soul Bakery, Tiny Mary's Restaurant & Bar, Crazy Eddie's Comedy and Music Club, Pier28 Clothing & Accessories, West Village Merc, a farmer's market every Wednesday night, and a featured local artist of the month tent. It sounds like it'll be a super cool place to hang out at and will be coming together over the next few months! 

The Shops at Green Gate Village-


  • Virgin Berri food truck
  • Cosy House + Gift
  • Signature Scents 
  • Chef Alfredo Italian Restaurant 
  • Twisted Silver
  • Scout & Cloth
  • Barbers at Green Gate
  • The Book Bungalow
  • And of course the classic, Judd's General Store

Dixie Dr:

Henriksen Butler- 
their new 22,500 square ft. building is finished and now open off Dixie Dr. near Tonaquint. It features a 5,000 sq ft show room with 2,500 sq ft of office space, and 15,000 warehouse. Both HB Flooring Solutions and HB Design Group are in the facility. 

Riverwoods Mill- 
this building will be in the same complex as Henriksen Butler right next door and will be the second one open. It'll also feature a showroom, offices, and a cabinet shop. More info to follow soon! 

Legacy Village of St. George-
 a new sign just went up along Dixie Dr. for a new independent living senior citizen facility. I don't have any information yet but should have some soon.

Golf Logics-
 now open on Dixie Dr. in the Dixie Commons Plaza. It's a golf facility that helps track your golf swing and has certified trainers that give lessons. For more info check out their website

Dixie Dr. Development
- dirt is moving on 90 acres along Dixie Dr. across from Star Nursery that could be a big addition for the Green Valley area. It is planned for commercial and residential but is for sale, so nothing is confirmed yet. I'll keep posted on this and give updates as I hear more. 

The Hope Chest Thrift Store-
 now open at 656 N. Dixie Dr! Proceeds from the store are used to help support women with unplanned pregnancies through the Hope Pregnancy Care Center of St. George. For more info check out

Breakfast at Tifiny's Creperie-
 Now open in the Green Valley Plaza on the corner of Dixie Dr. and Valley View Dr. 

Divario Community-
 HUGE development underway in the west hills beyond Sunbrook Golf Course. It will feature all kinds of residential housing along with commercial and much more. Check out this video for more info.

Sunset Blvd:

Smash Labs Rage Rooms- 
a new place to let your anger out is under construction in front of Home Depot on Sunset Blvd. You can basically smash anything you want. They should be open in the next few months! 

Pork Bellys- 
now open! Check out their website for the menu

Sloth Cookies-
 New cookie shop is opening up this month! It's right under The Crepery at Sunset Corner on the corner of Bluff St. and Sunset Blvd. Check out their instagram @slothcookies for cookie options. 

another Maverik is set to go under construction across Sunset Blvd. from Home Depot. It should break ground any day! 

Exit 8 (St. George Blvd.):

Sakura- a new Sakura is in the works behind Bracken’s auto and next to Desert Coach RV. It will feature 20 dine in tables, 12 hibachi stations, a banquet room, sushi bar and a full bar, with underground parking. Construction should begin soon!

Zupas- They are taking over the old Brick Oven building on the corner of St. George Blvd. and River Rd. The long awaited construction is about to start and news is that it will feature a drive thru window and will be the first Zupas to ever have one. They are planning to open in the next few months!

Pho Vietnamese Restaurant- now open! It is located in the Promenade at Red Cliffs 

Sweet Rolled Tacos- 
new ice cream shop now open in the Shoppes at Zion! Go check them out. 

DownEast Home & Clothing- 
DownEast has moved! Their new location is the Promenade at Red Cliffs and they are now open. 

Phat Axe- Axe throwing is now here! They just opened up in the Shoppes at Zion next to the Cowboys & Indians store.  For more info check out their website.

River Rd: 

Boulder Creek Crossing- 
Construction is underway on Phase 2 behind Popeyes on the corner of 1450 S. and River Rd. and there will be 3 buildings! One is a 2 story 15,000 sq ft professional office and retail building, the second is a drive thru, and the third is a 40,000 sq ft mid box. It'll be going up over the next few months and once I get more information i'll update you. 

Nothing Bundt Cake-
 If you haven't had bundt cake before it is incredible and we're lucky enough to be getting one of these in Red Rock Commons next to PetSmart! Their plan is to have a soft opening November 8. For more info check out their site

River Rose Crossing- Signs are up next to Summit on the corner of 1450 S. and River Rd! Rose Development has taken over and the plan looks awesome. New restaurants along with a hotel and movie theater, and high end retail and office space should start happening soon!

Mesa Medical-
 new building behind Lowe's. Should start filling up soon! 
Sept. 20, 2021

Tips On Selling your home!

Here is a great resource from Forbes! This is 21 ways to prepare your home to hit the market!

    1. Clean, clean, clean. Dust on top of the fireplace mantle and fan blades, polish your appliances and faucets, and give the windows a thorough washing. If you’ve already moved out or if you’re too busy to stay on top of things, consider hiring a cleaning service to stop by every couple of weeks.
    2. Pay attention to smells. “Don’t cook bacon in your home the day of a showing,” advises Rachel Weinberg, a broker at Wright Kingdom Real Estate in Boulder, Colorado. “Although it might taste great, the smell is strong and lingers for a long time. You don’t want your home to smell like a fast food restaurant!”
  1. Clear out the clutter. You want buyers to focus on how awesome your space is, not how messy it looks. Banish that piles of shoes from the entry, that stack of mail from the kitchen table and anything else that detracts from your home’s gorgeous features.
  2. Repaint the walls neutral colors. As much as you love your dramatic red dining room, it could turn off a good portion of your buyers. So repaint your rooms in neutral tones like tans and whites that allow buyers to focus on the spaces themselves, not the color of the walls.
  3. Keep the décor simple. To help buyers imagine themselves in your space, get rid of any art or other décor that might turn off people with different tastes. A classic landscape painting? Totally fine. Your zebra print leather couch? Might want to slipcover that for showings.
  4. Get rid of personal items. Buyers want to be able to envision themselves in your home, so remove anything overly personal, like family photos in the hallway or your kids’ artwork on the fridge.
  5. Let there be light! Open up all the windows to let in natural light and add floor or table lamps to areas that are dim. A bright, cheery room looks bigger and more inviting.
  6. Bring nature inside. Potted plants or a few pretty buds in a vase can help bring energy into a space, fill in empty corners and even draw attention to features you want buyers to notice. Just make sure the plants are in good health (and bug-free!).
  7. Get rid of bulky furniture. Your furniture should fit the scale of the room, so get rid of any extra or oversized items that could make your space look smaller than it really is.
  8. Organize your closets. Storage space is a huge selling point, and if your closets are stuffed to the brim, buyers will think you don’t have enough of it. Invest in some boxes, dividers and other solutions that will help you make your stuff look more organized, and remove extra items you don’t need immediately (you can stow them away until you move).
  9. Tackle that honey-do list. All those little things you’ve been meaning to do but never got around to? Buyers will notice them, and they’ll detract from the value of your home. So set aside a weekend to tighten those loose doorknobs, fix that leaky faucet and paint over the scuffs from when you first moved in your sofa.
  10. Do a faux “renovation.” Little tweaks can make a big difference in the overall feel of a room. Kitchen a little outdated? Replace the fixtures, faucets and hinges. Family room furniture beaten up? Throw some slipcovers over it.
  11. Give each room a purpose. That spare room you’ve been using as an office / guest room /dumping ground won’t help sell your home unless you show buyers how they can use it themselves. So pick a use (office, guest room, crafts room) and clearly stage the space to showcase that purpose.
  12. Turn the bathroom into a spa. Create the feel of a relaxing, luxurious bath — for less than $30. Stack a few pretty washcloths tied with ribbon, add some scented candles and faux plants, and buy bathmats and towels in coordinating tones such as light green, blue and white.
  13. Close the toilet! When it comes to both showing and photographing your home, this little trick can make a surprising difference.
  14. Turn the living room into conversation central. Help buyers picture themselves relaxing with family and guests by grouping your furniture into arrangements that inspire conversation.
  15. Keep the flow going. The last thing you want is people bumping into furniture as they tour your home; it disrupts their focus and makes your space look cramped. Do a dry run as though you’re seeing your home for the first time and tweak anything that interrupts the “flow.”
  16. Make something yummy. Realtors don’t put out fresh cookies at open houses just to treat buyers; a “homey” smell like baking cookies or bread can help people connect with a kitchen. Not a baker? Fake it with a scented candle.
  17. Make it look “lived in” with vignettes. Help your buyers see themselves in your home by adding deliberate vignettes that showcase how your home can be lived in. An inviting armchair and a tray with a coffee cup and book can turn that empty corner into a reading nook. Pretty soaps in a decorative tray can make your tiny half-bath more appealing.
  18. Highlight focal points. Draw buyers’ eyes towards any special features with bright colors or accents like plants. A pop of red throw pillows can draw a buyer’s attention to that lovely window seat. A striking fern on the mantle can show off your fireplace.
  19. Boost the curb appeal. Don’t spend all your time indoors. More than one buyer has decided not to even enter a home based on its curb appeal, so make sure your home’s exterior looks excellent. Trim your shrubs, weed your flower beds, fix any peeling paint and keep the walkway clear. Just adding a row of potted plants along the walkway or a cheerful wreath to your front door can make a big difference.
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