The Gateway Mall is a very unique place in downtown Salt Lake City. With the construction of the other two malls (ZCMI & Crossroads) about to begin, The Gateway is one of the only decent places to go and do shopping when downtown. The mall does have a lot of upscale stores and just a couple of mom-n-pop type stores. There is a big selection of restaurants to choose from to eat at, as well as a food court with fast food selections. The north end of the mall is under construction currently (it should be finished very soon!) with some new stores that will be coming to Utah.
I personally love the fact that Salt Lake has a fun destination mall to visit when downtown. Being an outside mall, you do need to dress accordingly. I'm looking forward to the new addition of the mall! Can't wait to see what the new stores are!