1999 Geography of Retailing - Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota
Entrances & Exits: Sarasota's Southgate Plaza added a number of stores ranging in interest from GNC to Home Resource. Toys-R-Us opened a new-concept store in the city and Old Navy is on its way.
Service Merchandise came to Bradenton and plans to open a store in Venice. Office Depot opened new stores in Tampa and Venice and plans to open a site in Murdock in December.