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New citrus dealer to open in old Citrus County Groves space in Seminole


Citrus going back on sale in familiar space

By next month the familiar smell of oranges will be back in the Citrus County Groves store that closed in April after decades of packing, shipping and selling citrus. Al Repetto, who owns the 216,000-square-foot store at 5800 Seminole Blvd., has leased it to citrus dealer W.C. Lee of Vero Beach. "We plan on opening in November and probably will run through May and possibly into June and July," Lee said. "Our main focus is citrus but seeing how well (Citrus County Groves) did on ice cream and vegetables and stuff like that I'm sure we'll have some of that, too." This is the first retail venture for Lee, who is a third-generation citrus dealer with roots in Thonotosassa who has been in the business 40 years. He projects he will hire seven to 12 employees.

Katherine Snow Smith, Times Staff Writer


New Dunkin' Donuts will be open soon

A new Dunkin' Donuts will be built and open by early December at 1050 Fourth St. N. Yes, it will be a drive-through. This may relieve some of the scarce parking and traffic jams at the Starbucks a few blocks south. The new store will be built to standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council and have all LED lighting and more efficient water fixtures. It will be constructed with insulated concrete that requires about 40 percent less energy to cool than conventional materials. This is the second "green" Dunkin' Donuts in the area. The first is at 7595 Fourth St. N.

Katherine Snow Smith, Times Staff Writer

New citrus dealer to open in old Citrus County Groves space in Seminole 10/22/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 21, 2011 7:09pm]
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