Development is breathing new life into Eureka
For over half a century, most of the 15 buildings along the old historic Eureka Main Street have sat empty. They’re just shells that remind us of the bygone glory days in the Tintic mining district. Recently a company was formed to begin renovations of these old buildings and hopefully bring much needed economic development to the area. Work is expected to be completed soon for the first building, the Miners Diner, which is hoping to attract customers from the nearby Wasatch Front looking for a unique dinning experience. A long-time favorite for photographers, both professional and amateur, the old, long forgotten buildings provide an attractive backdrop for family and bridal photo albums.
Although we normally think of a “ghost town” as a town with no inhabitants, this is an area that, as you walk the streets and alleys peering into the old buildings, you get the feeling that the ghosts of a bygone era are present, watching your every move. By the way, we only allow friendly ghosts to inhabit the town.
If you have never been to Eureka, or if it’s been a few years, now’s a good time to stop by, take a few pictures and come back every few months to note the progress.
The Miners Diner is expected to open its doors in late April or early May. The Sum-It-Up Café on the east end of town is planning an early June opening. So now is the time to take the short drive up the mountain and become enthralled with what is sure to become the next “IN” place to dine and relax.
The old is being made new again as historic buildings are renovated in Eureka.