Swarovski crystal store coming to Mall at UTC

Jewelry store also has location at Ellenton Premium Outlets

cschelle@bradenton.comMay 5, 2014 

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Construction is underway at the site of The Mall at University Town Center, a new Benderson development at University Parkway and Interstate 75 in Sarasota. The mall will be home to more than 100 stores and restaurants.GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald

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UNIVERSITY PARK -- A luxury crystal store will chisel itself a spot inside the new Mall at University Town Center.

Swarovski is planning for a 833-square-foot boutique to be among the more than 100 stores and restaurants coming to the mall that's under construction at Cattlemen Road and University Parkway, according to building records.

Swarovski was founded in 1895 by Daniel Swarovski in Austria, creating a machine for precision-cut crystal for fashion, lighting and architecture, and the business is still family-owned today. Swarovski is sold in select area department and jewelry stores and also has an outlet location at the Ellenton Premium Outlets.

The jewelry store will join other high-end fashion boutiques including Omega, Edward Benier, Sephora and others in the upscale UTC mall.

The two-level, 880,000-square-foot Mall at UTC is on track to open Oct. 16 at Cattlemen Road and University Parkway.

Charles Schelle, Herald business reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7095. Follow him on Twitter@ImYourChuck.

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