Rumor Control: Sams Club or Target Superstore coming to Sebastian?

Rumors of Sam's Club and Target building new stores in Sebastian, Florida.
Rumors of Sam's Club and Target building new stores in Sebastian, Florida.

Several residents in Sebastian asked us to investigate whether or not a Sam’s Club Superstore or Target Superstore is being built on the property at the corner of CR-510 and CR-512 (Sebastian Blvd).

Well, we have the scoop about both stores.

The property is in the county, and was never annexed to the City of Sebastian. So, if the county ever decides to build there, they will do so with or without the city’s approval.

A Sam’s Club spokesperson said there are no plans at this time to build a store at the location. A Target spokesperson also confirmed that there are no plans for a store in Sebastian at this time.

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The county property is owned by Roland and Edwin Ansin of Ro-Ed, Corp out of Miami, Florida. They were the original developers of Vero Lake Estates.

The Ansin family sold a piece of their property to the Indian River School District, which is now the Sebastian River High School. And, more recently, they sold the land where the new Tractor Supply Company is located in Fellsmere near the I-95 interstate.

In fact, about 6,000 acres of their property were recently annexed to the City of Fellsmere.

Rumors of a superstore or business plaza being developed there in the future aren’t ruled out. As the area continues to grow, so will the business district.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.