New Bingham Cyclery Opens, Mark of the Beastro Receives PETA Approval, and More in Utah Business News

A roundup of small business news from across the state this month.

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Salt Lake Tribune names a handful of new local businesses in Utah in this month’s Small Business Survey.

Bingham Cyclery opens fifth store, first in Summit County

(Angela Wright | Bingham Cyclery) This undated photo shows Bingham Cyclery’s new Park City location.

In May, local bike company Bingham Cyclery celebrated the grand opening of its fifth location, its first in Summit County. The new location is at 3156 Quarry Road, No. 3-N, in Park City.

The retailer focuses on selling electric bikes and accessories, but also offers analog bikes, the press release said.

“We love selling e-bikes and servicing all types of bikes,” Bingham Cyclery owner Angela Wright said in a statement.

Bingham Cyclery also has locations in Salt Lake City, Sandy, Ogden and Sunset in Davis County. Visit for more information.

Kizik opens first physical store

(Chad Kirkland | Photo courtesy) A shoe display is photographed at Kizik’s first retail store at Murray’s Fashion Place Mall.

Kizik shoes used to be only available at a handful of Nordstrom locations across the country, but now the Lindon-based footwear brand is opening its first brick-and-mortar location at Fashion Place Mall, 6191 S. State St. in Murray.

In May, the store’s grand opening was held with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Utah’s First Lady Abby Cox, who is a fan of the shoes, according to a press release.

Now, Utahns can actually try on a pair of the shoes they may have seen advertised online, including on Instagram.

Hands-free, tie-once Kizik shoes combine “modern design with next-level comfort and on-the-go versatility,” the press release reads.

It’s important to the developers to make sure you don’t have to crush the heels of your shoes to put them on.

“We put our shoes through more than 30,000 compression tests to ensure they bounce back with every step as much as the first step,” says

Mark of the Beastro Receives PETA Approval for Burger

(Andrew Earley | Mark of the Beastro) The pro-vegan organization PETA has included Mark of the Beastro’s garlic and mushroom burger, pictured, in their list of the best vegan burgers in the United States.

Pro-vegan organization PETA included Mark of the Beastro’s Garlic Mushroom Burger in their list of the best vegan burgers in the United States, calling it a “juicy, meat-free treat,” according to a press release.

Found in the Burgatory section of the Mark of the Beastro menu, the Garlic Mushroom Burger is a non-beef patty topped with garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and lettuce.

“It would be heresy to keep Mark of the Beastro’s delicious, garlic-flavoured comfort food classic to ourselves,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement.

Mark of the Beastro, located at 666 S. State St. in downtown Salt Lake City, bills itself as a vegan restaurant that offers meat- and dairy-free versions of comfort food like breakfast staples, grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, and milkshakes. according to its website.

In recognition of their victory, the guest receives a framed certificate from PETA.

Blox Dessert Bars opens third location

(Blox Dessert Bars) The Brownie Points dessert bar is one of the many sweet treats offered by Blox Dessert Bars. The company just opened a new location in Provo.

A local chain known for its square desserts has opened a third location, this one in Provo. The new store at 671 E. 800 North was added to the existing American Fork and Saratoga Springs locations in May.

Blox promises “the craziest niche dessert experience,” according to its Facebook page. And as revealed in a video of Blox desserts on the company’s website, this experience includes enough chocolate, caramel, frosting, brownies, peanut butter, chocolate chips and marshmallows to wow your dentist. And they’re all baked into desserts about the size of a saucer.

The menu features signature Blox items like the Skippy, a peanut butter blondie with oatmeal and milk chocolate icing, and Reese’s peanut butter cup. Or try the Mississippi Mud, a Ghirardelli fudge brownie with walnuts, toasted marshmallows and milk chocolate frosting. New flavors are also launched every week.

According to Blox Instagram (@bloxdesserts), the Provo location offers the same Blox desserts and indoor seating as the other stores, but also offers bottles of soda for sale as well as outdoor seating.

Justin Scaccy

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