Teen jewelry store Icing latest addition to Mall at University Town Center

Mall at University Town Center expected to open Oct. 16

cschelle@bradenton.comJuly 11, 2014 

Icing, an accessories store for young women, will be the latest addition to the Mall at University Town Center, which is expected to open Oct. 16. PHOTO PROVIDED

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Not all bling will break the bank at the Mall at University Town Center as Icing, a division of Claire's, will join the mall when it opens Oct. 16.

Icing applied Thursday with Sarasota County to build a 1,200-square-foot store inside the mall. The store will be on the first level of the mall between Aldo and Things Remembered near Dillard's.

Icing labels itself as a store "for the 23-year-old young woman" as its sister company Claire's targets girls between 7 and 18. Icing operates 400 stores in North America and offers low-price accessories and jewelry.

Icing has 21 Florida stores including one at Westfield Brandon and would be the first in the Bradenton-Sarasota market.

The affordable accessories store is a sharp contrast to the upscale stores filling up the mall including Kay Jewelers, Mayors Jewelers and Zales.

People interested in applying at Icing can visit www.clairescareers.com and either submit a resume, create a job alert for new positions or search for openings in Sarasota.

The two-level, 880,000-square-foot mall on Cattlemen Road and University Parkway will feature more than 100 stores and restaurants.

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

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