Motherhood Maternity coming to Mall at UTC
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Stores are still committing to open inside the Mall at University Town Center with fewer than 30 days until opening.
Motherhood Maternity is the latest, filing its building application Friday with Sarasota County.
The maternity wear store will build a 1,600-square-foot store on the second floor of the mall near Dillard's, between Foot Locker and Charlotte Russe.
Motherhood Maternity is one of five maternity brands by Philadelphia-based Destination Maternity Corporation featuring a variety of clothes for moms-to-be.
Motherhood Maternity also maintains a factory store in the Ellenton Premium Outlets and has other retail locations at Westfield Brandon, Westfield Citrus Park and the Clearwater Mall.
The two-level, 880,000-square-foot Mall at UTC is expected to open Oct. 16 on the corner of Cattlemen Road and University Parkway with stores such as Apple, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard's, Crate & Barrel and Cheesecake Factory.
Dollar General to mark Palmetto opening
PALMETTO -- Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 9315 Bayshore Rd in Palmetto with free prizes and special deals.
The celebrations will take place Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. The first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag.
Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people.
To apply for a job, go to the career section at dollargeneral.com.
Brown Jordan buys Tropitone Furniture
Brown Jordan International, which is backed by Crescent Capital Group, said Monday it has acquired Tropitone Furniture, an outdoor furniture company.
The purchase is expected to create a company generating consolidated net sales of nearly $400 million.
The combined company will be headquartered in St. Augustine and will maintain manufacturing, design and administrative operations in six states, as well as in Juarez, Mexico.
Brown Jordan's flagship brand is set to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
Tropitone, which has a manufacturing location in Manatee County, has been in business for 60 years. Both companies will be presenting their 2015 lines at the International Casual Furnishings Association Casual Market at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago Sept. 16-19.
Prior to the sale, Tropitone was owned by a group of investors led by Pfingsten Partners.
-- Herald staff and wire reports