Modern Family’s Ty Burrell has been very active in Salt Lake, opening Beer Bar and Bar X, arguably the two most popular watering holes in town. Another of his less known but, just as fun projects, is theChalk Garden Co-op. Partnered with the Barnard family, Burrell helped to bring back this terrific little boutique store in 2012.
While the original Chalk Garden, which had to close it’s doors after 12 years in Trolly Square, was only focused on clothing, the new store is a co-op. As a result of this change, Chalk Garden has been able to expand it’s offerings far beyond clothing alone. This funky little shop is now a mix of shinny trinkets, vintage style treasures, art, a salon, a spa, and like the original, designer clothes shopping. Just add coffee for shoppers to fuel up, and you could literally stay all day browsing for treasures and designer outfits, or getting your hair done at the Lunatic Fringe Salon.
In the interest of full disclosure: this trip was fully paid for by Visit Salt Lake. However, any opinions expressed here are my own.