(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) A lobster roll gets a layer of hot butter at Freshie’s Lobster Co. in Park City. The owners will open a second shop in Salt Lake City in July.
(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) This building being remodeled at 356 E. 900 South in Salt Lake City will be the second location of Freshies Lobster Co.
Freshies Lobster Co., the Park City restaurant and food truck that earned the title of “World’s Best Lobster Roll” last year, will open a second shop in Salt Lake City.
It was by chance that Smaha found the building, originally a house and later a yoga studio. “I was driving in the neighborhood and it caught my eye because it looks like a boathouse,” she said. “I totally fell in love with it.” Luckily, it also was for lease.
During the next few months, crews will create a large open dining room and a new outdoor deck. “It will be bigger than our Park City store,” Smaha said, “which hopefully will encourage people to come and not feel rushed.”
The Smahas, East Coast natives, started Freshies Lobster Co. in 2008, originally serving lobster rolls from a tiny tent at the Park Silly Sunday Market. They worked their way up to a food truck and in 2016 opened a small brick-and-mortar shop on Park City’s Prospector Avenue.
They also can visit the SOHO Food Park, 4747 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay, which recently opened for the season. Freshies is parked there every Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. In addition to lobster rolls, the truck sells salads, soups (alternating weekly between clam chowder and bisque) and pie.
(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Lorin Smaha works at Freshies Lobster Co. in Park City, Tuesday Jan. 10, 2017.