UNIVERSITY PARK -- You didn't think one Starbucks was going to be enough for the new mall, did you?
A job posting on the state's jobs website, Employ Florida, shows the new Macy's inside the Mall at University Town Center is hiring baristas and a supervisor for a Starbucks inside the two-level department store. Starbucks is already committed to building a kiosk attached to an escalator in the mall's center court. This would make the fourth Starbucks within a 2-mile radius of the mall. SuperTarget has a Starbucks inside and the Seattle-based coffee giant has full-service locations by Home Depot on University Parkway and on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard.
Starbucks at Macy's is a Macy's-owned division, and the company also has a Starbucks inside the Dadeland Mall Macy's in Miami.
Macy's is also hiring for all positions, which are posted at macysjobs.com. The 160,000-square-foot store is offering jobs first to the 127 employed at the DeSoto Square mall location, which is scheduled to close at the end of September, possibly early October.
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Also, Samsonite's J.S. Trunk & Co., will open a 1,700-square-foot store on the mall's second level, being one of the first in the United States.
The Samonsite company is a concept store first launched in a Westfield mall in London. The store features top-end lines from Samsonite, American Tourister and High Sierra. The Mall at UTC store will be one of the first for the Hong Kong-based company in the United States, as a U.S. trademark for the name was filed in May. The company also has a store opening in the Mall at Bay Plaza in Bronx, N.Y.
For a complete list of jobs available at the mall, visit the Herald's Up In Your Business at bradenton-herald-business.blogspot.com.
Charles Schelle, Herald business reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7095. Follow him on Twitter@ImYourChuck.