Desoto Square Mall: With more than 100 store including Macy's, J.C. Penney, and Sears-the mall offers a little bit everything from clothing and music to sports wear and home decor. Take a break at the food court to enjoy one of about a dozen restaurants. The located at 303 U.S. 301 Boulevard West Bradenton
Red Barn Flea Market & Plaza: More than 600 booths fill the market, selling and assortment of jewelry, original artwork, sea themed knick-knacks, used books, clothing and every type of fruit and vegetable you could imagine at its outdoor farmers market. The market also has a food court. The flea market is located at 1707 1st Street East Bradenton ( where U.S. 41 and 301 meet at 17th Avenue.)
Village of the Arts: The village boasts original, one-of-a-kind art work dozen of galleries, plus a bookstore and two restaurants. The art community features a monthly art walk on the first weekend of each month where galleries show off their wares-designer quilts, furniture, vintage clothing, jewelry, photography, pottery and more. The Village of the Arts is located south of 9th Avenue West; north of 17th Avenue West, between 9th and 14th streets.
Mixon Fruit Farms, Inc.: Mixon's offers fruit shipping, tours of its citrus groves on a tram-type vehicle and the Justin Matthews Wildlife Preserve, along with gardens and a wedding gazebo. Also at the attraction is a restaurant called Mixon's Deli Window along with delectable's like homemade fudge, orange swirl soft-serve, Mixon Select wines, salad dressing, sauces, marinades, jellies, marmalades and fresh-squeezed juices. Mixon's is located at 2712 26th Avenue East
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch: Featuring more than 30 unique shop and restaurants, Main Street offers shoppers a unique experience complete with stores such as Chico's and a farmers market from mid-November to mid-April. Just opened is Good Earth Natural Foods organic market, Katy Rose Oilery, Big Olaf Ice Cream. Main Street offers an assortment of entertainment such as Music on Main every Friday of the month and the latest films at the new Lakewood Ranch Cinemas. At Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and State Road 70, there is a Publix Supermarket accompanied by several stores, such as Monkey Paws Ice Cream & Coffee House, Knot Awl Beads jewelry and bead store and a Smoothie King.
The Shoppes at University Center: With approximately 45 stores, it features a Lee Roy Selmon's Restaurant, BJ's Wholesale, Total Wine and many one-of-a-kind shops. A new, 26,000-square-foot Marshalls department store recently opened and a new 116-room Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel is nearing completion. The shoppes of University Center is located at University Parkway and Cooper Creek Boulevard at I-75
University Park Center: Kohl's department store is new in this shopping center by Benderson Development. Located on 29-acre site near University Park Country Club, the center with about 223,000 square feet of space also includes The Fresh Market, a national grocery chain that specializes in natural and organic foods and an M&I Bank. Also new there is Peltz Shoes Famous Brands, Elaine's Works, and Massage Heights.
Midway Flea Market: Since 1987, the market has sold such items as antiques, produce, new merchandise, clothes, furniture and crafts and has two restaurants, two snack bars and a beer garden. The flea market is located at 10810 U.S. 41
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
The White Egret at the north end of the island recently expanded with housewares, unusual baby gifts, natural fiber clothing and jewelry. In Holmes Beach, you'll find meat-and-potatoes stores such as an Ace Hardware and upscale dining spots such as Beach Bistro nestled in the same area. In Bradenton Beach, Bridge Street runs east-west from the traffic circle where you'll find interesting shops and eateries.
On Manatee Avenue at 9th Street East you'll find a shopping district with antique stores, upscale home furnishings, and a restaurants, Central Cafe. At 12th Street West (Old Main) Street), a unique shopping district is several blocks long between Manatee Avenue West and the Manatee River. Go west from downtown Bradenton on manatee Avenue and you'll find shops on both sides of the street, such as the Chameleon Boutique, Crowder Brothers' Ace Hardware, and Crowders' Gift and Gadgets, the Community Thrift Shop and M. Kesten Apparel for Men.
Prime Outlets-Ellenton: You can find everything under the sun at this outlet mall, which touts more than 130 factory direct stores. Enjoy discount prices and fashions at Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Liz Claiborne, Gap, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. West Florida's largest outlet mall also houses several kitchen ware stores including LeCreuset, Corningware, Kitchen Collection, Villeroy & Boch.
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