Some Big Stores Okay for Gateway

Some Big Stores Okay for Gateway

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- No Nordstrom for The Gateway. But Target's OK.

That's what the Salt Lake City Council says. The council voted last night six-to-one to change the zoning laws to allow large retailers like Target, Wal-Mart or Mervyns at The Gateway.

But large fashion retailers like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus will have to stick to the Main Street area.

Nordstrom wanted to move to The Gateway and has said it will close its store in the Crossroads Plaza on Main Street when its lease expires in 2005 if the city council forbids the move.

The one councilman who opposed the move argued the plan was too pro-Gateway and that The Gateway will overtake Main Street as the city's retail focus. Gateway's developers were relieved by last night's vote.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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