Utah County has said goodbye to several businesses in 2018. While the area is mostly growing and expanding, here are some operations that weren't quite as fortunate.
-Stacy Johnson, Daily Herald
Allen's Super Save Market
Allen’s Super Save Markets of Provo and Springville closed their doors for the last time on Jan. 23.
According to a press release, Allen’s was started first in Provo by Orlando Smith Allen in 1944. Steve Allen, Orlando and Ellen Allen’s son, operated the business after his parents’ death. The Allen family had hoped to continue to improve their stores through upgrades. They also had plans to open new bakeries under the name Ellen’s Bakery, in honor of Steve Allen’s mother, but were unable to do so, due to health concerns.
As a result, Steve Allen decided to close his family’s business.
Here in downtown Provo closed Dec. 8.
The art, home and gift gallery opened in 2016 on Center Street, and provided local shoppers with a place to buy local art, gifts, crafts and other unique goods.
In January, the Wandering Wardrobe in Springville permanently closed.
For 18 years, Springville resident Patty Hulce has been running the consignment store out of a historic building on Main Street.
Hulce said she enjoyed running the consignment business because it allowed her to be creative and save things from being thrown away before they were used up.
Movie Night, a locally-owned movie and video game rental store in Spanish Fork, closed in February.
The store was located on Main Street.
The Provo location of Pop'nSweets closed at the end of November, according to company officials.
The Provo location was the only one in Utah County, and the only remaining store is at the South Towne Mall in Sandy.
Spanish Fork Fresh Market
Associated Food Stores, the owners of the Spanish Fork Fresh Market, announced that it was closing that location in April. The final day of operation for the grocery store was April 7.
Two Fresh Market locations are still open in Utah County -- one in American Fork and one in Provo.
Big Lots (Provo location)
Big Lots in Provo closed at the beginning of the year. The space has since been converted to a small-format Target store.