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March 29, 2013

35K SF Nordstrom Rack Coming to Shoppes at University Town Center

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor

Nordstrom, Inc. will soon be attending to its customers in the Sarasota-Bradenton metro area. The fashion specialty retailer opened a 35,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack shop at the Shoppes at University Town Center.

The central location, set across the street from the future Mall at University Town Center, is the site of a former Circuit City space, and it has direct access from University Parkway. Located at the intersection of I-75 and University Parkway, the center is also home to tenants such as Marshalls, Ross, and Pier 1 Imports, among others.

The Shoppes at University Town Center is adjacent to the University Park Country Club—a private community featuring 31 neighborhoods—and Lakewood Ranch. The densely populated Sarasota/Bradenton corridor offers the metro area’s largest concentrations of retail stores, restaurants and Class A office space.

“We’re excited to have found this terrific location that will enable us to bring the Rack treasure hunt experience to our customers in the Sarasota-Bradenton metro area and throughout Sarasota County,” said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. “We look forward to getting our doors open and serving customers at the Shoppes at University Town Center.”

Nordstrom Rack—the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc.—will be offering on-trend merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at 50 to 60 percent off original Nordstrom prices. The retailer currently operates nine full-line stores and eight Rack stores in Florida, having recently announced two additional new Rack stores in Jacksonville and Naples scheduled to open this fall in addition to the full-line store slated to open in Jacksonville next year. The Sarasota store will be opening in fall 2013.

Image: Shoppes at University Town Center via Benderson Development
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