Magazine article Sunset

Go West, Young Art Lovers

Magazine article Sunset

Go West, Young Art Lovers

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Galleries-and the Gateway-bring Salt Lake's west side to life

Long overlooked, the warehouse district on Salt Lake City's west side has been transformed by artists and developers drawn to its pioneer-era brick-and-steel façades. Now bustling with boutiques, galleries, and Vespa scooters, the area boasts ethnic and artistic diversity with an organic, urban frisson, explaining why a homeless shelter can sit right across the street from the Gateway-a multimillion-dollar shopping and entertainment complex-and seem perfectly at home.

EAT Aloha Island-Style Sushi. WHAT: Think pineapple and mango plus wasabi. Chef "Billy Z." slices and rolls his fish fresh every morning. Ready-to-go boxes make it easy to grab takeout. WHEN: Lunch Mon-Sat. HOW MUCH: $. WHERE: 336 W. Broadway; 801/322-3224.

SHOP C.G. Sparks. WHAT: A cavernous warehouse packed with Tibetan and Indian furnishings and rugs, as well as hand-spun wool from Kathmandu. WHEN: 10-6 Mon-Fri, 10:30-4 Sat. WHERE: 454 South 500 West; 801/519-6900.

TAKE THE KIDS Olympic Snowflake Fountain. WHAT: Hundreds of jets shooting water 30 feet into the air at random intervals. …

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