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Sawgrass Mills to expand in Sunrise

Three new buildings on the way for giant shopping complex

March 26, 2014 05:15PM

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Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise

Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise

One of the nation’s largest outlet malls is growing. Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise has received permission from city officials to construct three buildings northeast of the Colonnade Outlets.

Sunrise commissioners unanimously approved plans for nearly 82,000 square feet of additional space for retailers, restaurants and public restrooms. Currently, Sawgrass is home to more than 350 stores, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The development “will broaden our appeal to local shoppers and visitors from around the world,” Luanne Lenberg, vice president and general manager at Sawgrass Mills said in a statement.

The mall’s developers must build previously approved parking garages before they can move onto the mall expansion.

“This expansion will benefit the entire region and Broward County,” Sunrise Mayor Michael Ryan said. [Sun-Sentinel]Christopher Cameron