On October 16 I was on hand in Sarasota, Florida, for the grand opening of The Mall at University Town Center, Taubman Centers’ newest shopping center. It’s a beautiful center anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue (the first new Saks store to open in a decade), Macy’s and Dillard’s department stores. With more than half its stores unique in the market, The Mall at UTC (as they call it) fills a void of better merchandise between Naples and Tampa. I am very proud of my sons and the talented Taubman Centers people who worked with Florida-based Benderson Development Company to create this powerful new shopping destination. I had the opportunity at the ribbon cutting ceremony to express my feelings. Here’s the video of my remarks:


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