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Sawgrass Mills unveils expansion plans for Town Center

For the first time, Sawgrass Mills will feature full-priced stores
A street-side rendering of the Town Center at Sawgrass expansion

A street-side rendering of the Town Center at Sawgrass expansion

Sawgrass Malls is getting another huge open-air expansion, this time a full-price retail section, owner Simon announced Tuesday.

Town Center at Sawgrass will span 118,000 square feet and host about 25 full-price retailers, along with four new sit-down restaurants. A new parking deck will accompany the expansion, with space for 2,000 vehicles.

An aerial rendering of the 118,000-square-foot expansion

An aerial rendering of the 118,000-square-foot expansion

Construction is expected to begin in early 2017, with an estimated completion date of fall 2018.

Simon, the mall’s owner and a massive multi-national real estate company, cited huge demand for full-priced stores from both shoppers and retailers as one reason why it’s building the expansion.

Town Center is the third open-air expansion for the mall to be announced in recent years. However, it is the first to host full-priced retail stores in Sawgrass.

Colonnade at Sawgrass, a section with designer outlets, has grown three times since it was first built. Its latest iteration will be complete in 2016. Century 21 Department Store will open there this fall, marking the retailer’s debut in Florida and its first foray outside the Northeast.

The Oasis at Sawgrass, which is home to entertainment venues, restaurants and retail stores, will also undergo upgrades during 2016 — Sean Stewart-Muniz