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Walmart has 102 acres for sale in Pinellas County

Published May 23, 2007



Wal-Mart is selling the Gandy Boulevard parcel where its store plans were defeated two years ago by neighbors. With the completion of the sale, Wal-Mart will soon own no undeveloped land in Pinellas County. The company is selling the 27 acres it owns at Gandy and Brighton Bay Boulevard, as well as the 75 acres it owns near Canterbury School, for a combined $18-million. The company paid $11-million for the 102 acres when the properties were purchased in September 2005. Company representative Quenta Vettel said the 75 acres, which the property appraiser shows as tidal swamp, was to be used as mitigation for environmental damage that might occur had a store been built on the Gandy property. When the package is sold, the company's remaining property in the county will all be built or under development. Vettel said the company continues to evaluate the Pinellas County market.


Suncoast Resort will close June 21

As it makes way for a Home Depot, the Suncoast Resort will begin shutting down its services throughout June. The last night for the hotel to operate will be June 10, but the bars and entertainment will stay open for another week. The entire business closes June 21. Owners, who sold the property for the construction of the new home-improvement store, are looking for land they can buy so that they can possibly continue the business. For information on the resort, visit or call 867-1111.

[Last modified May 22, 2007, 19:51:37]

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