Construction of a new Lowe’s is under way at 5630 Seven Mile Drive in the Trailwinds Development on County Road 466A in Wildwood.
The store is expected to open in February 2018 and will have approximately 103,000 square feet of retail space. An additional 37,000 square foot garden center will offer flowers, shrubs, trees and garden supplies tailored to the Florida climate and lifestyle.
A store of this size creates approximately 150 new jobs, the majority of which are full-time, according to Lowe’s officials.
Over the next three years, Lowe’s expects to open 15 to 20 new stores per year, including the new store in Wildwood, spend $3.6 billion on capital investments and create approximately 4,000 store-level jobs.
Currently, Lowe’s operates 123 stores and employs approximately 19,800 people in the state of Florida.