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Shopping Near The Forest Gets 880,000 Times Better

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On Friday, October 16, 2014 residents of The Forest will be about 15 minutes away from the first new major enclosed shopping mall to open in the U.S. in almost 10 years. The University Town Center features over 880,000 square feet and more than 100 stores, specialty shops, restaurants and cars.

"The wait is over and the much anticipated University Town Center opening is bringing a whole new dimension to life at The Forest," said development managing partner Tom Dabney. "Our residents will have the advantage of being close by, but still well out of the fray around the new UTC."

Top Tier Stores

The mall is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and Dillard's plus many other desirable names in clothing, fashion, shoes and apparel including Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, lululemon athletica, Crate& Barrel, BCBG MAX AZRIA, Michael Kors, bebe, Calypso St. Barth and Vera Bradleyto name just a few. Virtually all of the top tier brands will have stores.

Fantastic Dining

UTC also has a wide variety of restaurants including many newcomers to the area including BRIO Tuscan Grill, The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, Kona Grill, Seasons 52 and the region's first YO! Sushi and the Burger & Beer Joint.

Cool Cars

The mall will also feature the first Tesla Motors dealership in Sarasota with a full range of its innovative electric cars on display. Gettel Automotive has Acura, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota vehicles on display along with information kiosks throughout the mall.

Visit the UTC website for a complete list of stores and information.