Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Edward Beiner Closes at UTC

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Edward Beiner Closes at UTC

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SARASOTA COUNTY -- Edward Beiner last week closed its store at the Mall at University Town Center.

The Miami-based fine eyewear chain's last day in business was Friday, said Daniela Zanzuri, a spokeswoman for Edward Beiner. The store, on the second floor near the center of the mall, was dark and the doors were shut on Wednesday.

There are no immediate plans to open another store in the Sarasota market, and Zanzuri said she was not at liberty to discuss the nature of the closure.

Staff members at Edward Beiner had told the Herald-Tribune during an October interview that business had been strong when the store opened and through the height of the tourism season. They were looking forward to another boom during the winter months.

The chain's departure comes about three weeks after an affiliate of the mall's parent company, Taubman Centers Inc. …

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