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Sarasota's Costco to begin construction
Sarasota's Costco to begin construction

Sarasota, Florida -- Officials with Westfield Sarasota Square are pleased to announce the start of construction of Costco.

Slated to open in summer of 2012 on the southeast side of the shopping center, Costco's comprehensive offering of goods, ranging from groceries, clothing and electronics to appliances, tire sales and installation, a pharmacy, optical services and much more, will deliver a new dimension of shopping to Westfield Sarasota Square.

"The New Year will deliver exciting changes at Westfield Sarasota Square," said Todd Beckwith, Marketing Director, Westfield Sarasota Square in a release. "The introduction of Costco illustrates Westfield's aim to introduce new goods and services into the mall - investing in new elements, new energy, new conveniences and new choices for Westfield shoppers.

The addition of Costco follows a $50 million or revitalization at Westfield Sarasota Square, which included a full interior renovation.  The new Costco will bring new jobs to the area. In addition to jobs related to the store's construction, it is estimated that 200 new jobs will be created when the store opens.