‘We want to serve them in some way like they have served us,” event organizer John Pilmer said. Blue Haven was started by Nannette Wride, the widow of Sgt. Cory Wride who was killed in 2014.Shortly after, Wride had an idea. She started creating baskets of the things that helped her most, things people had sent her. She includes her favorite comforting music, books on death and blankets. Every basket is centered on the family’s specific needs. She would fly and take the baskets and attend funerals. After doing several baskets, funding it all on her own, she started Blue Haven.
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Grove Tower got to be part of “Follow the Flag” to honor Matthew Burchett. Chief Burchett was killed in the line of duty in California while helping with the raging wildfires in that state. Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett joined the Draper City Fire Department in May of this year, and prior to that he served for 20 years with Unified Fire Authority.
Ever wonder what’s going on when see you drones flying around Pleasant Grove Blvd and Grove Parkway? Sometimes is Daniel capturing video and still images for the progress of his projects and other times is Fortem Technologies working on some pretty cool “stuff”
U.S. officials have long worried that weaponized drones could be used to hit “soft targets” like sporting events and political rallies, as allegedly happened in Venezuela earlier this month. Fortem Tech, a Utah-based company, however, gave NBC News an exclusive look at a potential answer to killer drones. Backed by Boeing and other investors, the airspace security company Fortem Technologies is developing a “good” drone called the DroneHunter, and has made sales to the U.S. Department of Defense, major airports and sports stadiums.
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NAIOP is recognizing one of our very own in their membership spotlight, Mr. Daniel Thomas. Ever wondered what he likes to do for fun? Or what his favorite sitcom is? Below is the link to read more about St. John Properties’ Regional Manager.
P.S Daniel is also a baseball fan. Ask him who his favorite team is.
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Salt Lake City– St. John Properties today announced receipt of its latest accolade powered in part by Utah expansion in Valley Grove. NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected St. John Properties as the 2018 Developer of the Year – the association’s highest honor.
Since 1979, the Developer of the Year award has been presented to a development company that best exemplifies leadership and innovation. Past recipients include Trammell Crow Company, Prologis, Majestic Realty Co., The JBG Companies and CenterPoint Properties, among others. The 2018 Developer of the Year award will be presented on October 17, 2018, at NAIOP’s CRE.Converge conference in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations on an Honor well deserved.
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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.
From the the staff of St. John Properties we would like to wish you all a Happy and safe 4th of July.
Pleasant Grove Location Draws High Demand in 62-acre Development
We’re pleased to announced the sale of five acres in Valley Grove to Four Foods Group to meet the rapid growth needs of this award-winning restaurant development, operations, finance and management company. Four Foods Group (FFG) plans to begin construction of a new corporate headquarters on the parcel by fall. The company will also be developing a restaurant cluster housing some of the company’s fast-growing brands, including R&R Barbecue; which is slated to open in July.
“We are so happy to have such a rapidly growing U.S. company headquartered in Valley Grove,” states Daniel Thomas, regional partner for St. John Properties. “Four Foods Group is quickly rising as a superstar in the food & beverage industry and we are delighted to have their corporate headquarters and restaurants at Valley Grove.”
FFG currently owns or manages 158 restaurants in eleven states employing more than 5,000 workers, 1,500 of those in Utah. This number is expected to grow by over a thousand over the coming year. The FFG family includes local Utah chains: Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, Mo’Bettahs Hawaiian Style Food, Swig, and R&R Barbecue, with more in the works. Outside the state restaurants include 74 Little Caesars locations across the Deep South, including Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.
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St. John Properties is making history. Join us in welcoming Jersey Mike’s Sub and Starbucks to the SJPI family. With the opening of these two stores, its marks the first retails stores opening, for St. John Properties in Utah. Jersey Mike’s Sub Pleasant Grove location will be the first of its Utah chain to serve breakfast.
Starbucks is open and has patio seating. Come and enjoy your favorite signature drink as you sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.
We wanted to get a glimpse of the #valleygrovelife of our tenants so we had an Instagram contest. Steven Smith, whose office is at Grove Tower, was the winner of our contest. He won lunch from #Jerseymikes for 10 people. Congrats Steve. His time lapse video of the sunrise is pretty cool, you should check it out. Follow us on Instagram @thevalleygrove and see what great things we are doing #valleygroverising.
Pleasant Grove Opens Newly Remodeled Children’s Library
St. John Properties and Generous Partners Make the Magic Happen
PLEASANT GROVE, UTAH—April 25,2018—Pleasant Grove City invites children, parents, and patrons to its Library Grand Reopening Celebration April 28th from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.The facility houses a newly remodeled Children’s Library that is sure to fire the imagination of youth. Located at 30 E Center St, Pleasant Grove, UT, the remodel includes handicap access for patrons of all physical abilities. The cost of remodeling is made possible by a generous donation by St. John Properties and a team of local contractors.
“Education has the power to transform lives and strengthen communities. At the core of any community is a commitment to empower the next generation through knowledge,” states Daniel Thomas, regional partner for St. John Properties. “We are so pleased to be joined with other industry partners to make the library more accessible to the citizens of Pleasant Grove City.”
“We are so pleased with the remodeling and opening wheelchair access,” states Sheri Britsch, Library and Arts Director for Pleasant Grove City. “We are certain the new look and library resources will serve our citizens well for decades. We thank St. John Properties and the generous corporate donors making this possible.”