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Costco in Sarasota Florida

Costco opening in Sarasota Florida has been long overdue.  There is a lot of buzz about this in the community but details are coming out very slowly.  Here is what we do know.  The old Dillards space will be torn down and the new 145,000 square foot Costco will replace it.  Rumors are that they want to add a gas station.  We will have to wait and see how the Palmer Ranch community feels about this.  My guess is that we will not see much controversy about this since it will be located on the outer edge of Palmer Ranch.  Convenient gas stations are lacking in the southern area of Palmer Ranch so this might be a welcome site.  Apparently, the new Costco in Sarasota will be bringing with it some 400+ jobs which will be some relief to many searching for employment.  If you are looking for a home to purchase in the Palmer Ranch area, please visit this direct link that will take you to all Palmer Ranch Listings.    Please subscribe to this blog so you can check back for more information!

(PRNewswire) LOS ANGELES and ISSAQUAH, Wash., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westfield Group and Costco Wholesale Corporation today announced a multiple site agreement for the addition of Costco stores at Westfield centers in three U.S. markets:  Los Angeles, California; Sarasota, Florida and Wheaton, Maryland.

"In Sarasota, Florida, a former department store site will be redeveloped to house an approximately 145,000 square foot Costco at Westfield Sarasota Square.  This would be Costco's first location in a wide expanse along Florida's Gulf Coast stretching across Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties. Currently, the nearest Costco warehouse clubs to Sarasota are located over 40 miles away.  Westfield Sarasota Square is a 900,000+ square foot regional shopping center currently anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, and Sears, along with a diverse mix of more than 130 shops and restaurants.  The center is sited at the corner of U.S. Route 41 and Beneva Road, in close proximity to the 10,000 acre Palmer Ranch residential development as well as popular gulf beaches and tourist destinations.  

"Costco's commitment to Sarasota County and Westfield Sarasota Square not only means that this area will benefit economically from one of the nation's top retail businesses, but will also benefit from Costco's well known commitment to sustainable business practices, thus supporting the values that Sarasota County government advocates and engages in.  The addition of Costco to this market's economy clearly demonstrates Westfield's value as a corporate citizen and community business partner, and continues Westfield's success in reinvesting in its Florida business centers," said Joseph Barbetta, Chairman of the Board of the Sarasota County Commission.

 

Comment balloon 12 commentsDan Jasmer • August 25 2010 04:15PM

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This will be great for the other retail spaces in the area.

Posted by Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) about 8 years ago

I visit Sarasota and am a Costco member. I'm helping a friend put on a party. It would've been great if this location was open. Hope they get it going quickly.

Linda

Posted by Linda Just, SFR (Leibowitz Realty Group - Palm Beach Gardens, FL) almost 8 years ago

Hi Linda, I'm looking forward to it opening.  No additional news yet, but I'll let you know when I hear of any updates!

Posted by Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Hi Anita- no definitive dates as of yet.  Projections are still for sometime in 2011.  Will post any news as soon as receive more information.  Thanks!

Posted by Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

hi..i work for costco 11 years..and im looking for a nice place over sarasota,im trying to move on transfer for the new opening,i think ur help will be great...ty..

Posted by manuelle almost 8 years ago

Hi Manuelle,

Please check bak for updates, but you may get information before I do!  I would be happy to help you find a place in Sarasota.  Please keep my contact information handy or email me your contact information so I can start sending you area listings.  Thanks!

Posted by Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

 

 

Any recent news regarding Costco coming to Sarasota? I'm interested in employment with Costso. 

Posted by Michael over 7 years ago

Hi Michael, nothing official at the moment.  I heard a rumor that they may open as soon as next February.  As soon as I get something more concrete, I will post it.  Thanks! Dan

Posted by Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Sarasota Costco

This is an update to an earlier post about the opening of a new Costco in Sarasota.  The original post is attached in the following link: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1819629/costco-in-sarasota-florida

The Sarasota Costco location on Palmer Ranch received it's demolition permits from Sarasota County on March 7th.  They will have 90 days in which to begin demolition.  According to county and company officials, the Sarasota Costco will take 8 months to build.  This is exciting news for Westfield Sarasota Square Mall and area residents!  Outside of the normal retail items found in the super centers, the Sarasota Costco will also sell tires, gasoline and liquor. 

The entire artcicle which appeared in the Herald Tribune can be read by following this link:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110308/ARTICLE/110309495?p=1&tc=pg

Dan Jasmer selling Sarasota real estate.  Dan Jasmer selling Bradenton real estate.

Posted by Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I have been hoping for a long time for costco to come to sarasota florida.  I now am employed with wds inside of the Kailua-Kona hawaii costco...I am a demonstrator for all the products in costco and enjoy this job very much...would love to transfer there...I have a home in sarasota also and would love to work for a few years there and come back to hawaii also and work here too...Please keep me intouch...

 

Aloha,

 

Deb

Posted by debra about 7 years ago

Hi Deb,

I've been tracking any progress and see none thus far.  As soon as I see or hear of anything, I will be sure to post here.

Aloha! Dan

Posted by Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) about 7 years ago

There is a new update for those of you following the Sarasota Costco store opening.  I'm afraid it's not great news.  Please click on the link below to view the update.  Thanks, Dan

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2463268/sarasota-costco-plans-hit-snag

Posted by Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) about 7 years ago

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