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Upcoming Events at Bradenton & Sarasota

Pier 22 Is Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Dec 24 | 11:30 AM | Wednesday
at Pier 22 Restaurant Patio Ballroom & Catering
Ranch Jam
Dec 26 | 7:00 PM | Friday
at Ranch Jam Festival Grounds
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Dec 27 | 3:00 PM | Saturday
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Dec 27 | 7:00 PM | Saturday
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Jack Hannas Into The Wild
Dec 28 | 7:00 PM | Sunday
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Shen Yun Performing Arts
Dec 29 | 7:30 PM | Monday
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Guys and Dolls
Dec 30 | 8:00 PM | Tuesday
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Bradenton & Sarasota Reviews

Anonymous reviewed
Comments: excellent experience, clean boats and a wonderful time, will do this again next year ..
Overall Rating: 11111
Scott reviewed
Pros: Very beautiful and a most see attraction in Sarasota. ..
Comments: Marie Selby Gardens is one of the most beautiful attractions and places to go in Sarasota. I went here when we were looking for wedding venues and although we ..
Overall Rating: 11111
Scott reviewed
Pros: The outdoor shopping experience the open air mall provides. A variety of good stores and located just off the highway. ..
Cons: The parking can be rough like any mall during holiday times but usually you can find parking in the parking lot to the back right when entering the mall. ..
Comments: The Ellenton Outlets is one of my favorite malls and is not far from where I live in the Tampa area as well. Nothing beats having an open air ..
Overall Rating: 11111
Scott reviewed
Pros: Friendly staff, one of the best things to do in the Sarasota and Bradenton area for tourists. ..
Comments: I actually went to the Mote Marine Laboratory when my fiance and I were looking for places to have our wedding. Although we ended up having our wedding somewhere ..
Overall Rating: 11111
It's been 35 year since a new area mall has been built in Sarasota.  Now, the city's about to get a serious upgrade with a brand new $315 million mall currently under construction.

The Mall at the University Town Center as it's called is being built by Taubman Centers Inc. and Benderson Development Co. of Manatee County and is expected to be similar to the International Plaza in Tampa.  The three anchor stores of the new mall in Sarasota will be Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and Dillards.

But, for any of this to work, it needs employees, and lots of them.  To begin, the mall needs 1,000 construction jobs to be filled, another 2,000 for stores in the mall once it opens, and another 3,000 for planned retail stores and restaurants surrounding the new mall.  This will surely comes as great news to those looking for jobs in Sarasota.

Once completed, the county expects to gain about $100 million in yearly sales tax revenue with about $400 million pumped into the regional economy as a result of the mall opening.

Mall officials are shooting for an opening date sometime during October of 2014 at the new location just off of Interstate 75 near Lakewood Ranch.

We'll keep you posted as more news arises.


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