DeSoto square Mall is a great shopping experience not to be missed....anchor stores include Hudson Furniture, Sears, JCP ,(have you been in a JCP lately?) Excellent sales(bargains!)and it is a beautiful store, Macy's, and a food court with my favorite, Chick Fil-A ...... I frequently go just to walk and window shop, maybe to catch a Dollar movie, i especially love the fact I don't have to fight crowds,and I can find premium parking spots,always right in front of the store. Not to worry about crime...it is located right across the street from Manatee Cty Sheriffs Station!