Traditionalists may cling to the old-school charm of Main Street retail, but everyone else will gravitate toward the Gateway mall for some serious shopping. Gateway is the largest shopping area in Salt Lake--part of a larger complex that includes condominiums and office buildings--and has the unusual distinction of riding the line between sophistication and amusement-park fanfare.
Stores making their debut in town include Abercrombie & Fitch, Bebe, J. Crew and Build-a-Bear Workshop. Old favorites such as Bastille, Bill Loya, Victoria's Secret, Brookstone, Barnes & Noble and the MegaPlex Theater also inhabit the complex. Stores catering to the local crowd include Galyans, a sporting-goods store and Brighton Collectibles. Restaurants featured throughout the mall include the Happy Sumo sushi bar, California Pizza Kitchen, Fleming's Prime Steak House and Ruby's Diner.