Along with population growth comes business growth, and Utah County was full of both in 2019. This year, several businesses opened across the valley, from thrift stores to pet barbers.
This isn't a complete list, and if there are any we should add, comment below!
Burlington Coat Factory
Burlington Coat Factory announced a new store in American Fork in January and opened to the public in the spring. The clothing store is located at 268 N. 750 West.
A new NPS Store took over the empty building previously occupied by Kmart on Feb. 21. The surplus store is located at 495 N. State St.
Platinum Sports and Music Memorabilia
Platinum Sports and Music Memorabilia, a record store, opened in May in downtown Provo. The business is located at 273 W. Center St.
Folks on the west side of Pioneer Crossing need not take a long drive for Fat Cats fun: A new center opened this summer in Saratoga Springs. Along with its classic bowling and arcade attractions, this Fat Cats also includes a movie theatre and "Glow Golf." The center is located at 212 W. Pioneer Crossing.
Harbor Freight Tools
Harbor Freight Tools celebrated the grand opening of its new Lehi store this summer. The store is located at 113 S. 1200 East and is the thirteenth Harbor Freight store in the state.
The 15,000 square-foot store stocks a full selection of tools and accessories in a wide array of categories, such as automotive, air and power tools, storage, outdoor power equipment, generators, welding supplies, shop equipment, hand tools and more.
Paws and Whiskers Barbershop
Located at 803 E. 100 North in Payson, new local business Paws and Whiskers Barbershop opened this summer. The dog and cat groomers started taking appointments July 15th and accept pets of all sizes.
A new Ace Hardware, a chain retailer of household tools and supplies, opened in Provo in October this year. The store is located at 3067 N. Canyon Road in Provo.
Fresh Fade Away Barbershop
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Thank you all for yet another amazing week at Fresh Fade Away Barbershop! We are so thankful to each of you who have walked through our doors. We are just a small business persuing our dreams and every client that comes in helps us grow closer to accomplishing those dreams. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today was Small Business Saturday and we definitely felt supported by the community! When you support us, we truly do a little happy dance 😂 Thank you again, Happy Holidays, and see you next time!
Fresh Fade Away Barbershop announced their opening day on Oct. 21. Owned by Pleasant Grove residents, the newly renovated shop is located at 53 S. Main Street, Pleasant Grove.
A new Ross opened this summer in Provo. The "dress for less" thrift store is located near Sam's Club at 1235 S. University Ave.
Bonus: Costco announcement
The City of Saratoga Springs announced on June 28 that a new Costco will be located on the property west of Redwood Road and north of Market Street. At the time of the announcement, the city said there is no official timeline for construction and opening.