DeSoto Square Mall closing in Bradenton was ‘long anticipated’

For a mall whose opening day in 1973 was so ceremonious, the DeSoto Square Mall had a quiet death.

On Friday, its last day in business, only four stores were open, and a handful of shoppers walked the halls – honestly, not too different from any other day at the Bradenton shopping center in the 21st century. 

My colleague, Jesse Mendoza, who was there for its last day in my absence, found a lot of those same familiar sights – empty hallways, boarded-up storefronts and a handful of shoppers. There wasn’t even a formal announcement about the end of

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Tommy John To Open In Southlake Town Square

Southlake has a new comfort destination. Tommy John, a men and women’s underwear and apparel retailer, is opening its first North Texas location in Southlake Town Square. The storefront will open in the shopping district on Saturday, April 3. 

“Brands that have a lot of buzz online are looking at destinations like Southlake Town Square that are highly attuned to shoppers’ experiences,” Jason Kasal, vice president and senior leasing director – western division with Retail Properties of America, Inc, says. “Our guests know that when they come to the square, they can get first-hand experience with the products they’ve

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