Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Torrid Slated for Sarasota Square

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Torrid Slated for Sarasota Square

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RETAIL MOVES

SARASOTA COUNTY -- Westfield Sarasota Square has a new plus-size option slated for its growing lineup of fashion-focused retailers.

Torrid, a sister company of the streetwear phenomenon Hot Topic, intends to plant its first Sarasota store in the south county mall, commercial building permits filed with Sarasota County. The company caters to women sizes 10-30 and carries dresses, tops and pants as well as activewear, swimwear, shoes, accessories and lingerie.

Westfield Sarasota Square has welcomed a number of fast-fashion in-line stores in recent months. Last month, A'GACI opened a 10,000- square-foot store in the Macy's wing, just a few yards from where H&M opened last spring. Old Navy and F21 Red stores also joined the mall in 2015.

The commercial building permit for Torrid indicates $45,000 worth of construction for an interior build-out, which is currently under review and awaiting approval from the county. …

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