DeSoto Square mall remained closed for a few hours Thursday because of a power outage. Power was restored by 2 p.m.
The outage was due to a Florida Power and Light equipment failure, a mall representative said.
“Please keep checking our page, we hope to have the mall reopened by this afternoon,” said one of the mall’s three posts about the outage. “Sorry for the inconvenience, we are at the mercy of FPL (Florida Power and Light), its their equipment.”
More than 500 FPL customers were without power in Sarasota County, according to FPL’s online power outage tracking map. As of 1 p.m. the map showed less than 25 customers in Sarasota were still having power issues.