Grand Opening: The Mall at University Town Center

Opened Fall 2014

“We think this can be a barn burner. There is so much pent-up demand in the market. You can see in all the interest in all the stories and all the TV reporters. This has been needed for 10 years. This is exciting for us.”

Robert Taubman, Chairman, President and CEO of mall developer Taubman Centers

Conveniently located on the I-75 corridor between Tampa and Naples, The Mall at University Town Center is the dominant upscale shopping and dining destination serving the booming Sarasota market and the surrounding coastal areas. The 880,000-square-foot mall features indoor and outdoor dining and entertainment options and more than 120 retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard's, Macy's, Apple, and Tesla.


2015 International Property Award: As UTC celebrated its first anniversary, the Taubman Company was also honored to receive the 2015 International Property Award as the Best Retail Development in Florida. View the Press Release


“We are very proud to receive such prominent recognition for The Mall at University Town Center. We were passionate about creating a center where modern architecture, natural-light filled spaces and sustainable design would set a warm and inviting stage for our customers to experience world-class shopping and dining.”

Ron Loch, AIA, Vice President, Planning and Design, Taubman