2 new Costco stores are in the works for Central Florida

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A pair of Costco warehouses are in the works in Central Florida as the region’s population growth continues to draw new retailers.

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Seattle-based Costco Wholesale Corp. (Nasdaq: COST) is under construction on a new 156,000-square-foot warehouse southeast of Pineda Boulevard and Lake Andrew Drive in Brevard County’s Viera community, according to Construction Journal.

Todd Pokrywa, president of Viera Co., confirmed to the OBJ that construction has started on the new Costco warehouse, which is Brevard County’s first.

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On Feb. 3, Viera Co. sold Costco Wholesale Corp. a 16.9-acre property for $6.7 million, or roughly $396,449 an acre, for their future warehouse, according to the Brevard County Property Appraiser.

Click here to read Jack Witthaus’ story on the Orlando Business Journal’s website.

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FILE PHOTO: Costco shoppers may be seeing a cheese shortage.