Posted on Nov 27th, 2012 by Allison (Whatever)

Since moving to the beautiful northwest, I have few reasons to return to the extreme cold, heat and desert of Salt Lake City.   There are some good reasons, mind you, including people (my daughter, granddaughter, mom and a few friends), a couple of restaurants (Cafe Rio, Asian Star) a french bakery (Glaus) and Xpedx.

But today I have one less reason.

I love Xpedx in Salt Lake City.  I never pass up an opportunity to stop and shop from its cavernous offerings of paper, shipping supplies, ribbons, gift boxes & bags, bolts of wrapping paper, plastic serving ware and more – all very reasonably priced.  I’ve never been in another store like it.

Today I received the sad, sad news that Xpedx is closing its doors of the flagship store (Salt Lake) this week – Friday is their last day.  I am so sad, and now have one less reason to visit Salt Lake.    The only stores offering anything close to what Xpedx has are “me-too” paper and craft stores for scrapbookers.  

No thank you…  I’ll save time and shop online.

R.I.P  Xpedx SLC.  You will be missed (by me, anyway).

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J'Neil on November 27th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I’m so sorry to hear that this wonderful store is closing it’s doors! I love all your fabulous ribbons and I’m sure that’s where you get many of them. I hope you’re able to find a new place (up here in the northwest :) ) to find such things!


Jennifer Pearce on November 27th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Sad. I wonder if anyone will step up to take their place? I’m sure they will be missed by many.


Ashley Rae on November 27th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Boooo!! To this I say “boo!!!” This is terrible news. If I have time I’ll go stock up on their amazing wrapping paper.

Booooooo!


Uncle John on November 28th, 2012 at 11:26 am

When were at the Cafe Rio in Coeur d’Alene this past summer, Rob was lamenting the lack of a Seattle area Rio — the staff in CDA said one’s coming soon.


Allison on November 28th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

John, that may be the best news I’ve heard all year. OK, well maybe all month (I’ve received some pretty good news a few times this year).


Irene on November 29th, 2012 at 8:45 am

OH that’s not good news… . We really likes that store! And I was hoping there would be more reasons for you to come to SLC.. I don’t want your trips to be less..only MORE.


paul on November 29th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

One of the things that I miss is all the DI’s the grand daddy of all thrift stores. That still isn’t a enough of a draw to make me want to visit.


Kelly on December 6th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

It’s going to be O.K. Cris Roller who managed the XPEDX Paper store for last 20 years has opened a store to fill the void left by XPEDX closing. It’s called PAK-N-WRAP the address is 9330 S State, Sandy UT 84070 801-441-1424


Allison on December 6th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

OK, someone in SLC please go visit and tell me if PAK-N-WRAP is worth the trip…


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