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Horse-drawn carriage company closing after 30 years downtown

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Posted at 5:54 PM, Sep 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-11 09:47:47-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Officials with a company offering horse-drawn carriage trips in downtown Salt Lake City said it is closing.

A message on the company’s phone line states the company is closing after nearly three decades.

The rides, especially popular during the holidays, will not be part of the tradition downtown this year.

The message states the property has been sold and the business will be moving in the next few months.

The message also thanked customers for their support.

The move comes about a year after the company drew public outcry when one of their animals collapsed downtown and later died.

Jerry the horse collapsed in downtown Salt Lake City last August and later died and members of the public expressed outrage in the wake of the animal’s death.

Earlier this year, city council officials considered a ban on horse-drawn carriages in the city.