SARASOTA, Fla. -- More restaurants and stores are applying to open at the Mall at University Town Center.
The Bradenton Herald reports that the largest franchisee of Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels will open a pizza place inside the mall. It's called Rise Pies, and customers build their own pizzas in an assembly line.
The women's clothing store Bebe also filed for a building permit for the mall Monday.
The mall will have more than 100 stores and restaurants.
It is scheduled to open on October 16th.
Tonight on ABC 7 News, reporter Rebecca Vargas will take a look at the balance of power among Suncoast malls, and the effects that the new mall will have on the area.