Neiman Marcus at University Town Center MallSeptember 19, 2007
It has long been rumored the Neiman Marcus may come to Sarasota and now it is reality. Neiman Marcus has entered into a deal with Benderson Development to occupy to a new 80,000 square foot store at the University Town Center Mall. With Nordstrums and now Neiman Marcus, University Town Center will be the regions premier luxury retail destination. In addition to the mall, University Town Center will include three hotels, office buildings, a movie theater and residential properties.
Other high end retailers will follow. Malls that include Neiman Marcus often attract other retailers like Tiffany & Company, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. This new mall will solidify the luxury markets in Sarasota and especially Lakewood Ranch communities such as the Lake Club. Soon luxury home owners in neighborhoods like the Lake Club nd the Concession will be able to enjoy the pleasures of Polo, the Ritz Cartlon Golf Club and shopping at stores like Neiman Marcus all within five miles.
With iconic luxury labels as The Ritz Carlton,Waldof-Astoria, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrums either in or coming to Sarasota it is certain that Sarasota has a bright future. Each of these companies undertake extensive research and planning before entering into any new market. They have found Sarasota to be worthy of their time and capital. It says much about our town.