The ONLY newly constructed enclosed mall to open in the United States this year is open for business

University Park Mall - Brandenton FL - photo credit Taubman CentersUNIVERSITY PARK — The mall is open

Brandenton Herald

October 17, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK — The mall is open.

Hundreds of shoppers filled The Mall at University Town Center Thursday morning to be among the first inside more than 100 stores and restaurants in University Park.

“Let’s go shopping,” the crowd roared, led by Robert Taubman, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Taubman Centers, the mall’s developer.

The Mall at UTC, off University Parkway and Cattlemen Road, is the only newly constructed enclosed mall to open in the United States this year and the first for Taubman in the United States since 2012.

The mall features stunning LED light shows at night, with natural light peering through the 1,500-foot-long skylight during the day, and retailers from Apple to Z Gallerie.

“We know that people value convenience and are attracted to exciting and inviting spaces. Just look around you,” said Taubman, who was joined by brother and Chief Operating Officer William Taubman, and father and founder Arthur Taubman on stage.

The mall was conceived more than 10 years ago at a Benderson Development Co. (read the full article in the Bradenton Herald)

Photo credit : Taubman Centers.

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