The Gateway Announces Dining & Design Tenants

Italian Graffiti

As its available retail space becomes increasingly scarce due to growing demand, The Gateway is pleased to welcome two new tenants – Italian Graffiti and Jade Furnish & Design. Italian Graffiti brings a new, higher-end dining experience to The Gateway while Jade Furnish + Designoffers approachable interior design services and custom home décor items.

“We are excited to be fulfilling our mission to attract a diverse array of businesses to The Gateway as part of our ongoing revitalization efforts to make it a premier destination and hub of downtown Salt Lake City,” says Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s marketing director. “Both Italian Graffiti and Jade Furnish & Design are unique and exciting tenants that fill voids within the community.” 

Italian Graffiti is the first full-scale restaurant by Nice Hospitality, the visionary team behind HallPass and SkinnyFATS. This new venture will offer a contemporary interpretation of classic Italian fare and hand-crafted family recipes from Chef-Partner Marc Marrone’s Italian-influenced upbringing in New York City. Building upon nearly 20 years of experience earned at world-class restaurants across the country, Chef Marc brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Nice Hospitality’s newest venture. Guests can expect to be immersed in the art of vibe dining with Italian Graffiti’s expansive wine menu, open format cooking, daily house made pasta, a full bakery, and dry aged meat program. The area’s first modern osteria will feature floral-inspired decor with one-of-a-kind art installations throughout the dining room, bar, and lounge areas.

“With grandparents who immigrated from Italy, my most cherished family traditions centered around sharing homemade meals together. I want our guests to experience that same gracious hospitality and convivial atmosphere,” says Marc Marrone. “The popularity of HallPass at The Gateway paved the way for this new concept as we feel it has increasingly become a coveted dining and entertainment destination in Salt Lake City.”

Jade Furnish + Design exists to make interior design approachable and affordable. The showroom at The Gateway will showcase in-house furniture and decor options to provide ample inspiration with thousands of products readily available to suit all styles and budgets. Personalized design services are available, and furnishings can be customized to clients’ needs. 

Recognizing that supply chain issues and increased costs of materials have been extremely problematic the past couple of years for those looking to furnish their spaces, Jade Furnish + Design has risen to the challenge with beautiful pieces readily available. They also have a talented design team to provide design tips and guidance. The location at The Gateway will take advantage of considerable foot traffic and proximity to the extensive residential development that is underway downtown.

The 5,000 square-foot Jade Furnish + Design will open its doors in August at 79 South Rio Grande in the center of The Gateway, and the 5,000 square-foot Italian Graffiti is slated for a summer opening at 156 South 400 West on the southeast end of The Gateway.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.