The mall by the numbers:
$315 million: Estimated construction cost of the Mall at University Town Center.
$27.5 million: Combined estimated construction cost of Dillard's, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue at the mall. Dillard's is estimated at $8.28 million; Macy's at $10 million and Saks at $9.3 million.
880,000: Square feet of retail in the mall, including anchors.
4,100: Parking spaces available.
1,100: The length in feet of the curvilinear vaulted skylight that connects Dillard's to Macy's. The skylight features color-changing LED lights in the roof.
1,000: Estimated number of construction jobs supported by Mall at University Town Center work through the duration of the project.
731: Days between the ground-breaking on Oct. 15, 2012 and the grand opening on Oct. 16, 2014.
119: Stores expected to be open during the grand opening in addition to kiosks. Not all stores may be ready for the grand opening and could open through the holiday season. Additional stores, as many as 17, could open through next year.
92: Number of handicapped parking spaces on site.
73: The number of acres the mall property takes up, including the parking lot.
70: Days until Christmas from when the mall opens on Thursday.
65: The height in feet of the louvered glass pavilion at the west entrance.
50: Shoppers who travel more than 50 miles away to come to the Mall at University Town Center will be given a special Passport to Shopping with discounts at select stores. The mall hopes to attract shoppers as far as Tampa and Fort Myers.
40: Electronic charging stations found throughout the seating areas in the mall to plug in cell phone and laptop chargers. The Grand Court will feature a "tech counter" with room for 12 smartphones to charge.
34: The number of blue security call boxes located throughout the mall parking lot. Shoppers can contact security guards on patrol for locked keys, dead batteries or other safety issues.
20: The number of acres the Mall at UTC would cover if the 880,000 square feet of store space was laid flat end to end.
19: Places to grab a bite to eat in the new mall. That includes Auntie Anne's, Burger and Beer Joint, BRIO Tuscan Grille, The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, Cold Stone Creamery, Godiva, Kona Grill, Le Macaron French Pastries, Mandarin Express, Rise Pies, Seasons 52, Smoothie King, Sophie's (inside Saks Fifth Avenue), two Starbucks, Sweet Doctors, Teavana and Yo! Sushi.
16: Electric car charging stations available at the mall, including four supercharging stations.
7: Touchscreen directories placed throughout the mall that can display in several languages. The directories can draw out how shoppers can get to a store from where they are in the mall.
-- Charles Schelle