DON'T GO TO MEGAPLEX IN THEIR MALL UNLESS U WANT TO BE HARASSED BY THEIR INCOMPETENT BTHRM CLEANER GIRL + NAZI SECURITY;PS CITY CREEK IS NICER,FRIENDLIER AND CLEANER AND THEIR SECURITY WORKERS DON'T HARASS PEOPLE W/ A LEG INJURY!! I WON'T SPEND ANY $$ AT GATEWAY ANYMORE EVER!!
Favorite place to shop. Its nice to be able to window shop some place, they are quite unique and got a lot of good options to work with
I won't be going back....
You would think by going at 3:30 on a Friday afternoon there would be parking somewhere other than in the (overpriced) cave. I drove for 15 minutes to park for 3 disappointing minutes in Dick's Sporting Goods. I should have followed my instinct and drove the distance SOMEWHERE else other than Gateway.
The disappointing selection at high prices at Dick's sealed the deal.
I won't be going back.
Shame on the Gateway - Over priced, over-glamed,.
Over priced, over-glamed, over promoted.
It seems as if it was pitched as a link between the western part of SLC and its downtown - but serves a barrier to anyone from the west side of SLC.
It is pretty to look at, but that is about all.
It must claim it's "instrumental role in nailing in the last nail into the coffin of Salt Lake's Main Street business area".
We tried shopping here once. It was winter and we absolutely froze. Parking is inconvenient. We parked at one end of the place, walked a ways and then, since it was so cold, we had to run from store to store -- warming up in each store -- in order to try to make it back to our car.
Whoever thought an open air mall made sense in northern Utah? It makes sense in Hawaii, but not in Salt Lake.
There is nothing in any store there that would induce me to return.
Pathetic cheap outdoor mall.
Parking is terrible: enter into the abyss by driving into a maze that looks to be designed by architects that were smoking something. Absolutely impossible to figure out where you are vs where you want to be, which wouldn't be so bad if the mall was a vertical one, but this sucka is two loooong city blocks, so if you choose poorly, you'll be walking grandman and the kids half a mile to shop. Be sure to get a clue as to where you parked because you'll NEVER find your car again unless you take pains to write down where your car is.
Did it ever occur to anyone that the reason the parking is underground because, most often, it's nice indoors and not outdoors in northern Utah? No problem having an outdoor mall unless you are walking thru a foot of snow between stores (or ice where they have shoveled). Or lets say it's sunny: now the nearby star beats down upon same grandma and kids, melting them into pools of hairy grease. Getting the picture? It's either too hot or way too cold.
The fountains are nice. Who lives in the apts up there? Do they get to take the change falling out of people's pockets when they die from not finding their car? Or when the they freeze to death outside.
Love it!. How can you not love the Gateway? It is the best shopping place in SLC! I love going there and hitting all the stores, seeing a movie, and then getting some food. I am so excited for the holidays to come and have everything be decorated and festive!!
Mean parking policies. Don't park at the Gateway to go to events held at the Energy Solutions Area. We parked and ate at The Gateway before going to the Harlem Globetrotters on Feb. 11th and got parking validations to lessen the expense. When we tried to leave the Winter parking garage we were told that the exit closest to us was not open for exit unless we paid the attendant $5.00. If we wanted to use our parking validations we were told that we had to go to another exit where there was a 45 minute wait. It felt like a scam and that we were being held as a sort of hostage if we were unwilling to pay. Why can't they open that exit after events as a convenience to customers and take parking validations there as well? I will probably NOT park and eat there again before events. This mean policy will prevent people like me from eating in the Gateway establishments before events. There are parking lots closer to the arena that charge the same $5 and have better exit access and you can eat anywhere you want.
Bad parking policies. We've enjoyed shopping and dining at the Gateway, but it is certainly not a "unique" experience. The only unique part of the mall is the Discovery Gateway, which is a good children's museum, and the Planetarium. But the parking is terrible. The parking garages are not set up well and if you don't get a validation it is expensive. You really should not plan on going to the museum and then a movie unless you want to shell out for parking. A validation from the museum and from the movie theater are not accepted on the same visit. Apparently spending your money on entertainment (in our case well over $100), is not good enough for the Gateway. You have to leave with apparel, too.
Gateway compares well !!.
Having lived in major cities worldwide, Salt Lake City has many positives on its side. One major positive is The Gateway District and it's ever expanding development.
To the Boyer Company. First, thankyou for your vision and addition to this ever expanding metropolis. Your architectural mix of building shapes and there arrangement is very attractive. Infact, I would say much more so than many outdoor malls I have visited,expecially with the Union Pacific Depot added to the mix. Also the Olympic fountain is much nicer and more usable than many other fountains.
If possible in the future as an update to your expansion plans, could you please fine- tune the exterior finish of some of the buildings. The stucco finish is great as a complement or break in patterns, such as your use of stucco with generous stone accents. However,in certain areas there is definately too much stucco.
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