Mall at UTC

12 more stores announced for Mall at University Town Center

UNIVERSITY PARK -- The Mall at University Town Center has confirmed all the stores coming to the new mall -- and announced 12 more coming soon.

The mall, 140 University Town Center Drive, will open at 10 a.m. Thursday with retailers including Apple, Crate & Barrel, Michael Kors and Art of Shaving, as reported by the Bradenton Herald.

And a dozen stores that have not yet filed building permits will be coming soon, the mall's developer Taubman Centers announced.

The new retailers include:

4D Gelateria -- Traditional Italian gelato

Aerie -- American Eagle Outfitters' lingerie store

Branche -- A designer handbag kiosk

Forever Nails & Spa

Free People -- Specialty clothing store with Bohemian designs meant for twentysomethings; a sister company of Urban Outfitters

Naracamicie -- One of the first U.S. stores for this Italian clothing store and first in Florida

Paris Paris -- Hair accessories

PINK -- Apparel by Victoria's Secret

Proactiv -- Skin care

Royale -- Professional hair straighteners

Rudolph and Me -- Christmas ornaments

Venus Mini Med Spa -- Non-invasive, non-surgical medical spa that offers Botox and other injection services

The mall also announced which stores that have filed building permits will not be ready for opening day. Those stores include:


Arhaus Furniture

Burger & Beer Joint (Open by Thanksgiving)


Francesa's Collections




Natural Comfort Footwear

Peter Elliot Blue

Yo! Sushi

Capital Grille (Opens Oct. 17)

Shoppers looking for an early jump can go to Dillard's from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Macy's from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. For admission into Macy's, charities will be on hand to accept a $5 donation in exchange for a shopping pass that provides store discounts.

Two stores and the mall have announced special offers for the grand opening as well.

From Thursday to Oct. 19, spend $350 or more any time in the mall and receive a limited-edition UTC wristlet for free.

At 10 a.m. Oct. 18, Forever 21 will give the first 300 customers in line a randomly selected gift card valued at either $10, $20, $50, $100, or $210 redeemable at any Forever 21 location in the United States.

That same day starting at 10 a.m., Robert Graham will give a free gift with purchases of $250 or more.

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

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