During the 1870s, Murray was an industrial center with the region’s largest smelters. Today, downtown workers head 15 minutes south to escape the city center noise. Here, neighborhood shops nestled in this hub of Salt Lake County serve a variety of needs for Murray’s varied population.

More on this historic city and the shops within it can be found in our October issue—on stands right now—but here are some notables in Murray's retail world:

Art Garden 
Boutique and 
Garden Espresso 917 Vine St., Murray, 

Tick off your gift-giving needs with India Handicraft serving pieces and Thymes soaps. Then head to the garden for homemade lemonade and a sandwich on local Stoneground bread.

The Framing Establishment 5664 S. 900 East, Murray, 

This local shop specializes in custom frames from Larson Juhl and CMI Molding. Show off your digital pics in Kolo albums or take in that signed Jazz jersey to create a shadow box that would make Karl proud.

Spoons ‘n Spice 4700 S. 900 East, Murray, 

Whether you’re a cooking pro or novice, baker or griller, this shop has every cooking tool your kitchen needs. A 30-year SLC kitchenware staple, this shop stocks more than 17,000 items from KitchenAid Stand Mixers to Cuisinart ice cream makers.

Wing Tai 
Feng Shui Shop 5642 S. 900 East, Murray, 801-281-2888

An abundance of Buddhas and other Asian figurines greet customers. From treasures to kitsch, paper lanterns, Asian wall-hangings and requisite lucky bamboo plants all take their place among the varied price points.