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Ladies a famous shoe designer plans to open another store at the new UTC Mall here in Sarasota,Fl. slated to open on Oct. 16th, 2014. 

Stuart Weitzman will open a luxury store. The shoe store line up so far as we see it will be Michael Kors, Calypso St. Barth, Edward Beiner, Kate Spade and Saks Fifth Ave. Yes that is quite a line up.

Anchors stores will be high end well known names like Apple, Crate & Barrel, H&M, Dillards, Macy's plus many other brand names along with the finest dining. The mall is on Cattleman Road across from Target and off of University.

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48 sq miles or 31,000 acres

Only 15,000 acres will be developed. About 9,000 homes have been built using about 6,000 acres. At this rate, there’ll eventually be some 22,000 homes

Current population at 23,000. Full build-out will be 45,000. (I had heard it to be 65,000)

Estimated current employment at about 20,000. The founders set the objective of 2 jobs in LWR for every home built. That extrapolates to some 45,000 jobs

The ranch operations include beef cattle (some 2,000 head/year), sod (for lawns, golf courses, athletic facilities), aggregate mining, citrus (Tropicana’s #1 supplier)

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Linda Apple joins Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 


SARASOTA, Fla. (DATE, 2014) ─ Judy Green, President and CEO of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, today announced that Linda Apple has joined the company as a sales associate in the Plaza at Five Points location.

 Apple will join the Soda Group, specializing in Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Sarasota, and Bradenton. The team has over 40 combined years of real estate experience.

 “Linda is known for her commitment to clients and along with her passion for homes and décor, she brings skills that set her apart from most Realtors,” Green said. “She is skilled in working with international customers, and wants all of her customers to enjoy every moment of the process whether selling,

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Stacy L. Haas-Goodwin earns new “Certified Negotiation Expert” (CNE®) Designation


SARASOTA, Fla. (April 24, 2014) ─  Premier Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate Stacy L. Haas-Goodwin has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI). The CNE is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal negotiation training over two days. Agents who receive this certification are among the top agents in the country in negotiation skills.

With professional negotiation skills, agents are able to help clients obtain better results in the sale or purchase of their home. CNE agents have a higher skill level which enables them to 1) communicate more effectively to

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Home Security

Place a medal rod or piece of plywood in the track of a sliding glass door and install vertical bolts. These will help prevent burglars from forcing the door open or lifing it off the track.

Thank you,

RTI Insurance

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It's been a year now since Antonio Saviano has been hired and began working at Premier Sports Campus. Antonio was a former scout. His job now goes beyond soccer. He is raining in events such as the March Music Festival. Nike just signed on for another 3 years to continue its events. The Nike International Friendlies tournament has been a huge success. Creating these events can help escalate bigger entertainment events. Lakewood Ranch has a great concept..." Live, work & play ". Premier is expected to get busier as time goes on. It has always been envisioned as a multi purpose facility. The talk is in the furure SMR plans to expand on the facilities by including bathrooms and locker rooms, offices for staff & concessions stands. Afterall, what's a sporting

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News Happening Now .... Residents will be able to view the new UTC Mall the evening before it opens. All to help 10 local charities. 6:30 to 9:30 pm. October 15th. For only $100.00 you will receive valet parking, food, beverages, live entertainment as you investivate all your favorite stores. Macy's sign is already up & waiting for you! You will have over 100 stores with discounts. A $20 mall gift certificate will be given to guests.
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If you are looking for a fabulous home in Lakewood Ranch Country Club? If so we have a very motivated Seller!

13510 Montclair Place - 4 bedrooms - 3 baths - 3,196 Sq.Ft. - Golf Course view!

New Price $694,000

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Organized.  Efficient.  Timely.  Stacy L. Haas-Goodwin epitomizes the representation that all real estate buyers and sellers aspire to find. Equipped with a strong knowledge of the market, integrity that facilitates long lasting relationships with her clients and a level of service that ensures that the entire buying and selling process is a smooth one.

 With a long and successful business career in interior design, the transition into real estate was an easy one and one made at the request of her design clients. Just as with interior design, Stacy applies her philosophy of “understanding a client’s lifestyle to meet their needs” into her real estate career. She is dedicated to helping her customers fulfill their individual desire, whether buying or

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PGT Industries Breaks Ground on New Glass Plant

 Venice, Fla. – PGT Industries (NASDAQ: PGTI), the nation’s leading supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, broke ground on a new $15 million glass operations plant on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The 96,000 square foot facility will allow PGT to expand its current glass cutting, tempering and laminating processes and more effectively control the quality of glass being used in its products.

 While the facility will initially be used for glass processing, PGT anticipates that the additional space may house manufacturing and other operations determined by future market demand.

 “This tells such a great story about our region’s economic recovery. Seven years ago, we would have never

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