Siesta Key Shopping and more!
Sarasota has a rare combination of small town charm and big city sophistication. Boutiques with distinctive styles, art galleries and sidewalk eateries can be found along Main Street and Palm Avenue while St Armand’s Circle has over 100 distinctive shops, boutiques, galleries and sidewalk cafes.
On Saturday mornings the farmers market on Main and Lemon in downtown Sarasota is a community gathering place for a fresh cup of coffee and a gooey pastry. Stroll the market place and stuff a few bags with fresh fruits, veggies, pastas, breads and seafood. Homemade jams, pottery, jewelry and painted artistry are on display as well as handmade toys and candied apples. Even water bowls are strategically placed for any four legged friend to enjoy.
The Mall at University Town Center opens Oct. 16, 2014. Located at I-75 and University Parkway, this world-class fashion and dining destination will feature approximately 880,000 square feet of retail space with Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s and more than 100 stores and restaurants. The shopping center will feature many distinctive retailers not found anywhere else in the local market, offering customers a diverse mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers, popular favorites, sit-down restaurants and a children’s play area.
Sarasota also has three area malls (Southgate, Sarasota Pavillion and Sarasota Square).