Justine Griffin / Herald-Tribune – It’s a rumor that began as an offhand comment from one retail developer to another. But it took on a life of its own from there. The possibility of Nordstrom, the Seattle-based, high-end department store chain, coming to Sarasota County was too good to keep quiet for too long. But […]
Justine Griffin / Herald-Tribune – The Dillard’s department store in Westfield Group’s Southgate Mall has been sold to local real estate development firm Benderson Development Co.
The 7.4-acre parcel is slated to be redeveloped as part of Westfield Group’s $62 million revamp of the retail center, despite now being owned by what is arguably Southgate’s main competitor.
John Hielscher/Sarasota Herald-Tribune—With competition from a sparkling new mall looming next fall, Westfield Southgate Mall has taken the first in a series of steps to renovate and expand the longtime city retail center. An initial phase, under way this week, will include installing new travertine tile, upgraded furnishings, fresh landscaping and new fountains and lighting. […]