SLC’s Newest Social Club, Edison House, Accepting Membership Applications

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Edison House, a new social club coming to downtown Salt Lake Citylater this year, announced today that they will begin accepting online applications for membership beginning May 20th. The members’ only club, which is located at 335 S. 200 W., was co-founded by brothers and Salt Lake City natives George Cardon-Bystry and Charlie Cardon. The brothers describe Edison House as a social club reimagined for those looking to energize and elevate their urban lifestyle.

Members gain access to exclusive events, a diverse community of Salt Lake’s most thoughtful go-getters, and Edison House’s brand-new 30,000 square foot clubhouse. Amenities include a rooftop pool and bar, two high-end restaurant concepts, performance venue, private karaoke room, fitness center, and multiple bar and lounge spaces.

“Our goal is to provide a home away from home, and to truly reinvent the social scene for professionalsin Salt Lake,” says Cardon-Bystry. “This is a growing city, and we think the time is right to push downtown forward and make the city a more dynamic place to live.”

Those familiar with Soho House, a modern club with locations around the globe, will see parallels with what Edison House has to offer. But unlike Soho House, which focuses solely on arts & entertainment professionals for membership, Edison House is taking a more holistic approach.“We are as inclusive as an exclusive club can reasonably be,” says Lauren Boyack, Head of Membership.

“Our community stands for kindness, curiosity, and authenticity. At the end of the day, our goal is to bring together great people from different backgrounds, all with a story tell. That’s why we actively curate our membership to ensure diversity in the full sense of the word.

”The concept has resonated throughout Salt Lake – over 3,000 people have added their names to the membership waitlist. “It’s not too late to be considered for membership,” says Boyack. And if you don’t get accepted right away? “We plan to continue growing our member community after we open.”

The food and beverage-focused operation is also announcing the hire of their Executive Chef, Zachary “Buzz” Willey. Willey is the former Chef/Owner of Pallet, an SLC favorite that garnered numerous awards over the course of their nine years in operation, including Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards in 2016 and 2017. Willey was even tapped by the Utah Office of Tourism in 2019 to promote Salt Lake City as a culinary hotspot in coastal markets from Los Angeles to NYC. “We’re thrilled to have Buzz on board. Pallet was a game-changer in our city, and we are eager to offer our members that level of culinary prowess at the Club,” said Boyack. Edison House will also offer events exclusively for members and their guests (members may bring up to 2 guests at any time), ranging from speaker series, to wine tastings, to drag brunch on their rooftop. “We want to offer unique experiences for every taste and interest,” says Cardon-Bystry.Memberships at Edison House cost $225 per month, plus a one-time $500 onboarding fee. Life-partners can be added to a membership for an additional $100 per month, and an additional $100 onboarding fee. Edison House also offers a limited number of discounted sponsored memberships to ensure the club remains accessible for people of all backgrounds. For more information, and to apply for membership, visit edisonhouseSLC.com

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.