The Gateway - Salt Lake City, Utah - A large shopping, office, and residential district

The Gateway District is located in Salt Lake City. This large open air retail, residential and office complex was built around the historic Union Pacific Depot and contains approximately 105 stores and restaurants. The concept of the Gateway project began as part of the city's redevelopment project.

The Boyer Company not only sponsored the development, but also owns the Gateway District of Salt Lake City. The first phase of 2.1 million square feet was finished in 2001 and consisted of mixed-use development. The first phase of the development housed the Gateway Mall, the Northgate Apartments, as well as including a renovation of the Depot Station.

Today the Gateway District also houses the Megaplex 12 at The Gateway, the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper, the Clark Planetarium, as well as the Discovery Gateway children's museum. Since the Gateway's first phase opened in 2001, there have been additional phases added, including the 12-story high-rise condominium tower, Parc at The Gateway, which was opened in 2004. These condominiums overlook the Olympic Legacy Plaza, and are considered to be some of the highest cost housing in the city.

Some of the stores located in the Gateway District include Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, the Virgin Megastore, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Barnes and Noble Booksellers, as well as Apple Computers. These are only a few of the stores that are part of this shopping district.

In addition to the many retails shops you'll find in the Gateway District are several restaurants including, California Pizza Kitchen, the McGrath's Fishhouse, Dodo, the Fleming's Prime Steak House and Ruby's Diner, as well as the Happy Sumo sushi bar.

Aside from the shopping, dining and other attractions found at the Gateway District there are also the historic Union Station, as well as the Rio Grande Station, and the Olympic Legacy Plaza. Throughout the year there are parades and festivals held on the main thoroughfare through this shopping district.

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