It looks like the construction process has begun on the new Costco store located at the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall on South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. This shopping center services South Sarasota and the Palmer Ranch Development along with many other neighborhoods in between. There was a delay due to the negotiations of the lease agreement, but it has been reported that the lease agreement is now in place.
The anchor stores, J.C. Penney, Macy's, Sears and the movie theater, currently in the mall are hoping for Costco to be a magnet for shoppers. This will be the first Costco store to be anchored to a mall. I personally think it’s a great idea and location; I am looking forward to the opening. No opening date reported yet, but will keep you posted.