The question of what was up with the Coal and and Lumber Building, a prime spot on Park City’s Main Street, has been answered. Storied Development, LLC—the owner of Park City’s private Talisker Club—has purchased the historic building on the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue. The acquisition marks Talisker Club’s return to downtown Park City after the previous ownership’s restaurant foray with Talisker on Main (one of our faves).

Plans for the new property include both a public restaurant and bar in addition to a members-only lounge. “We are excited to bring the Talisker Club members closer to Park City’s thriving Main Street and downtown area, as well as to Park City Mountain’s Town Lift. Additionally, we cannot be more thrilled to share a taste of Talisker Club’s offerings with the wider Park City community through this newly reimagined gathering spot and dining experience,” says Storied Development Partner Mark Enderle. “The vision behind the Coal & Lumber building is to create a main-level public fine dining restaurant and Café/Wine Bar for all to enjoy, as well as build a members-only area on the lower story made up of a bar, lounge, ski storage and private patio.”

Enderle and Storied Development had been looking for venue on Main Street to connect Talisker Club to the larger Park City scene ever since purchasing Talisker Club’s assets in 2018, so they jumped at the opportunity to purchase the Coal and Lumber building at the end of January this year. “With Talisker Club’s new public downtown restaurant, both members and the public will enjoy a variety of delectable signature dishes while enjoying an approachable ambiance with fellow Park City residents and community members,” he said.

It should be noted the city prohibits Talisker Club from opening a completely exclusive business downtown, which illustrates the need for a public space in the new property. Nevertheless, the only way to attain a Talisker Club membership and full access to their venues is by purchasing a Talisker Club property or custom homesite at Tuhaye or Empire Pass, so the new restaurant will give those of us without a spare warehouse of cash access to a small slice of the Talisker Club experience.

Exact details for the the restaurant’s cuisine and theme are still a work in progress. “We are in the preliminary stages of deciding a type of cuisine; however, we are leaning towards a French-inspired menu that brings a new and fresh dining experience to downtown Park City,” Enderle says. The Talisker Club downtown restaurant venue is slated to launch in early summer 2019.