Neiman Marcus is Coming to Sarasota!

Posted by Tamara Berryman on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 10:55am.


Sarasota is getting closer to getting our own luxury mall.  The news out today is that the project has gained a new investor, the Michigan based mall developer, The Taubman Company, which owns several Florida Malls, including Tampa’s International Mall, Orlando’s Mall at Millenia & The Waterside Shops in Naples.  The mall proposal was tabled in 2008 during the recession, but now the plans are back on the table along with financing.  The plans are to start construction of the project in the second quarter of 2012 and have in completed by 2014.

The University Mall is posed to have anchor stores like Neiman Marcus and Nordstroms.  This is great news for those of us living in Sarasota.  No more trips to Tampa or Orlando to visit these stores.  The Saks Fifth Avenue store is also in negotations to take on an anchor position at the mall.sarasota_mall_1128

The University Mall project will certainly compliment the Sarasota shopping scene offering a whole new possibility of shopping experiences for the Sarasotian.  The new mall will certainly be a boost the to the Lakewood Ranch community since it is in close proximity to the area.  Lakewood Ranch offers a chance to live and work in the Sarasota area within a community of its own.  Lakewood Ranch offers its own shopping, schools, medical, theatre, restaurants, downtown arena.  Lakewood Ranch gives the ultimate golf and country club living experience in Sarasota.  Find your dream home in Lakewood Ranch at, choose from a condo on the golf course to a waterfront mansion on the water.  The best of both worlds golf and water.  Lakewood Ranch has miles of walking paths and trails for strolling through the development.  

Tamara Berryman

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