Richard Wirick, influential businessman and downtown enthusiast established a legacy that, prior to his death, earned him the title of Mr. Downtown. This legacy and Wirick's life will be honored at a community memorial celebration upstairs at Gallivan Plaza (200 S. between Main and State St.) on Thursday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Downtown Alliance, one of the celebration sponsors, is accepting donations to create a permanent Richard Wirick memorial downtown. More information on this memorial will be provided at the celebration on March 8.

To donate, contact Camillie Winnie, camille@downtownslc.org or 801-333-1106.

Click here to read Salt Lake magazine's farewell to Mr. Downtown.