Major New Mall Rises in Southwest Florida


July 21, 2014 – A major new retail mall is nearing completion in Sarasota Florida.  Macy’s, Saks, Apple, Cheesecake Factory and Dillard’s are among the numerous merchants who will be opening in late October.   The mall is at the intersection of I-75 and exit 213 (University Blvd).   The developer is Benderson Development, a leading real estate company in the United States that owns and manages over 40 million square feet of space. 

 The mall, to be called The Mall At University Town Center, will also contain restaurants such as BRIO Tuscan Grill, Capital Grille, Kona Grill and Seasons 52.

Adjacent to the new mall is the newly completed world class rowing park that will host the 2018 NCAA rowing championship.  The park is several miles long and features biking and running trails.   rowing