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Old 06-24-2018, 05:37 PM
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Hey, don't shoot the messenger! We were at Costco this morning and had to talk to the manager about a return (2 bottles of single malt scotch blew their corks and emptied in our car). We told him we were from The Villages, and, we, along with a bunch of other people, wanted a Costco here. He said that they had looked at land here, and it's in the plans. He can't say when, but it's coming. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I've also read on Facebook that someone else had heard the same thing. By the way, he replaced the 2 bottles for free. That's customer service!
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:43 PM
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Hey, don't shoot the messenger! We were at Costco this morning and had to talk to the manager about a return (2 bottles of single malt scotch blew their corks and emptied in our car). We told him we were from The Villages, and, we, along with a bunch of other people, wanted a Costco here. He said that they had looked at land here, and it's in the plans. He can't say when, but it's coming. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I've also read on Facebook that someone else had heard the same thing. By the way, he replaced the 2 bottles for free. That's customer service!


I would think a store manager would not be privy to corporate plans of such a nature.


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Old 06-24-2018, 05:47 PM
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It would be a very welcome addition. Every winter when we drive to our Villages home, 3/4 of the stuff packed into our truck are supplies from Costco.
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:52 PM
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I have friends that work for Costco Corporate here in Kirkland, WA. I’ve asked and they have no idea if one is coming to TV but they did say Costco does not invest in seasonal populations. They also said, if Costco believes it can make a profit in a city, they will build one. Lets hope we’ll see a Costco TV in the near future.
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:55 PM
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I have friends that work for Costco Corporate here in Kirkland, WA. I’ve asked and they have no idea if one is coming to TV but they did say Costco does not invest in seasonal populations. They also said, if Costco believes it can make a profit in a city, they will build one. Lets hope we’ll see a Costco TV in the near future.


This makes sense. Need to copy and paste on the numerous threads devoted to this topic.


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Old 06-24-2018, 06:03 PM
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By all means, cross your fingers. Just don't hold your breath.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:09 PM
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Hey, don't shoot the messenger! We were at Costco this morning and had to talk to the manager about a return (2 bottles of single malt scotch blew their corks and emptied in our car). We told him we were from The Villages, and, we, along with a bunch of other people, wanted a Costco here. He said that they had looked at land here, and it's in the plans. He can't say when, but it's coming. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I've also read on Facebook that someone else had heard the same thing. By the way, he replaced the 2 bottles for free. That's customer service!
Fingers AND toes crossed!


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Old 06-24-2018, 06:39 PM
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I have friends that work for Costco Corporate here in Kirkland, WA. I’ve asked and they have no idea if one is coming to TV but they did say Costco does not invest in seasonal populations. They also said, if Costco believes it can make a profit in a city, they will build one. Lets hope we’ll see a Costco TV in the near future.
As big as TV is going to get with all the new land acquisitions down south, it could only be a matter of time before they build.
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We were renewing our membership this morning up north and the assistant manager said she has a home in Virginia Trace. Husband is retired and she still working full time.

Would love to transfer but she said Wesley Chapel is too far to drive. I mentioned we had hopes of a Costco closer as she did.

Response was only extreme upper management has a clue when and where the next Costco will open. Anyone at store level usually only knows once building is going up, and transfer list is posted. And then the public knows about same time.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:05 AM
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My wife and I just got back from an Alaskan cruise and land tour and were surprised that both Juneau (1 location) and Anchorage (2 locations) have Costcos when both of them have populations smaller than The Villages, even in the summer months. I'm also sure that the average household income in both cities is well below that of The Villages. That said, I've heard that Sam's Club here has an issue with The Villages in that Villages tend not to buy much in the way of their larger ticket items. Maybe it really isn't that profitable for warehouse clubs to operate here. Given Costcos record of success, I imagine they have good enough reasons for not coming here, at least not yet.
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