Some patrons of the FamilySearch Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City avail themselves of the cafeteria in the basement of the Church Office Building, two blocks directly east of the library.
Starting Monday, the cafeteria proper will be closed for remodeling through August 5th. During the remodeling, lunch will be available to employees on the 26th floor from 11:00 to 1:30, Monday through Friday.
Access to the 26th floor requires an employee escort, and I have been unable to ascertain if or how the facility will be available to patrons of the library. Before you trek over to the cafeteria, I recommend you inquire at the front desk. For the first several days, they may not be aware that the remodeling is occurring, so I would ask specifically about the “26th floor cafeteria.”
The more I think about it, the less I think library patrons will have access without an escort. Doing so would bypass building security.
Employees who wish to escort guests to the 26th floor must get guest passes from department administrative assistants. Church Service Missionaries without employee badges must show their missionary badges to the security officer to obtain access to the elevator.
The menu will include soups and breads, main dishes and sides, pizza, a specialty sandwich of the day, a grilled sandwich of the day, hot dogs, desserts and cookies, canned and bottled drinks, grab and go items, and a salad bar “of the day.” Ice and drinking water will not be available, but bottled water will be sold for $.25 per bottle (during lunch hours).
I’m sure the library staff can direct you to alternatives in the downtown area available by foot or by Trax, the Salt Lake City light rail system.