Did you hear?... The Olympics brings price increases to SLC

Salt Lake City is gouging its way into the history books -- literally.

Salt Lake City is gouging its way into the history books -- literally. Being somewhat familiar with SLC prices since many of us attend Outdoor Retailer's twice yearly trade shows there, feast your eyes on the following facts: With the arrival of the Olympics, a pint of beer virtually doubled to $6.25 at the Port 'O Call restaurant. The Metropolitan adjusted its menu to standard dinner specials for $95 a person -- triple its most expensive entree. A downtown parking garage decided that boosting its daily rates from $5 to $30 made sense (cents?). Fortunately, many of the lots boosting rates are remaining less than full with folks opting for plentiful and FREE on-street parking. So, guess what goes around, comes around.


Did you hear?... Hats off to Team Salomon

Hats off to Team Salomon for its efforts at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. One of our reporters on the scene for the entire two weeks told us the following: "Salomon had a hospitality house in Park City, and a constant parade of athletes through, as well as a great on-the-ground ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> The latest Consumer Reports magazine (June 2003) has an analysis of athletic energy bars, taking a look at ingredients (calling some “iffy”), while also pointing out how confusing it is to consumers since the formulations are different despite being lumped under one label of ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of April 12-18 >> If you've ever wanted to attend the Outdoor Industry Rendezvous or been there in the past and don't want to miss it this year, act fast -- by April 30 -- to get $100 off the registration fee. Coordinated by the Outdoor Industry Association, this ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

For Dec. 21 to Jan. 3 >> Health Fitness Corp. repaid $2 million on a note held by Bayview Capital Partners using funds from the company's $6.25 million Revolving Credit Facility with Wells Fargo Bank. "The prepayment of the Bayview note before its maturity made good financial ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Pacemaster's retailer who laid it all on the line at the company's annual dealer costume party each won a treadmill for their daring at the festivities at the Health & Fitness Business show on Aug. 19. First place went to Chris Newman of the Fitness Depot in Calgary who was ...read more