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Old 01-04-2020, 03:04 PM
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On a Village social neighborhood site it is said that Costco has purchased property in Clermont, Florida for a new store. Clermont is just 25 miles south of Leesburg via U.S. 27/Florida Turnpike and would easily be accessible to Village residents. Perhaps dreams of a Costco close by for Village shoppers just might come true. Or maybe this is just another false rumor. What say you?
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Old 01-04-2020, 03:58 PM
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My wife read online that Costco is officially coming to Clermont. If so, that would be closer than going to Altamonte Springs, Orlando or Tampa to get our Costco fix. I still wish they'd come to The Villages but apparently they think of us as A) a seasonal population (although the full-time resident count is growing by leaps and bounds) and B) cheap. Well, B) may be true. I've heard that Sams Club doesn't do as well as at other locations as Villages only buy small ticket items (like groceries and gas) there rather than big-ticket items (like furniture and appliances).
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WooHoo! The first Costco thread of 2020!
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:02 PM
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On a Village social neighborhood site it is said that Costco has purchased property in Clermont, Florida for a new store. Clermont is just 25 miles south of Leesburg via U.S. 27/Florida Turnpike and would easily be accessible to Village residents. Perhaps dreams of a Costco close by for Village shoppers just might come true. Or maybe this is just another false rumor. What say you?

I suppose every little bit helps, but unfortunately, that's only +-15 minutes closer than to the Wesley Chapel or Altamonte Springs locations from my house.

Oh well, at least they're getting closer!
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:18 PM
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Clermont won’t make any difference for us as a few minutes of driving more would get us to 3 other Costcos. Maybe for future Villager in the south section when it is developed it might make a difference.
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Only 34 min from Linden, about the same as Spanish Springs
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:30 PM
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Depending on the location in T.V. one lives...that might be closer. We're in the vicinity between Mallory CC and Hemingway CC, so it's about 30 minutes to Clermont for us, if it's on the end of town of Culver's.
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My wife read online that Costco is officially coming to Clermont. If so, that would be closer than going to Altamonte Springs, Orlando or Tampa to get our Costco fix. I still wish they'd come to The Villages but apparently they think of us as A) a seasonal population (although the full-time resident count is growing by leaps and bounds) and B) cheap. Well, B) may be true. I've heard that Sams Club doesn't do as well as at other locations as Villages only buy small ticket items (like groceries and gas) there rather than big-ticket items (like furniture and appliances).
I don't think it is "official". Yesterday, I did an online chat with Costco and asked specifically about the Clermont store. The chat lady said that they don't announce any information about future stores until they break ground.
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Old 01-05-2020, 07:46 AM
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Rumors abound in T.V.---generally heard either at the pool or from an agent (real estate or a store). Unless we see the announcement in the paper I'd take it with a grain of salt.
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It would depend where in Clermont , it's a large area. Two weeks ago the rumor was north half way between TV and Ocala.
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We were told by a Sam’s employee here that Sams is the busiest store in Florida. True? Dunno.
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