Sam’s Club Prepares to Open in Lake Nona
138,000 Square Feet Packed With Features Unique to Lake Nona
Reported by Amanda Kost
Sam’s Club is prepared to open its newest location in Lake Nona. The club will officially be open for business at 8:30am on Thursday, January 19. This is not your typical Sam’s Club. The Lake Nona location was designed with local residents and small business owners in mind.The club’s 138,000 square feet are stocked with electronics, sporting goods, an expanded seafood selection, grass-fed beef, organic meats, ready-made meals, health and wellness services, pet prescriptions, and sample stations.
A sushi bar located near the produce section is set up so every order is rolled in front of you while you wait. The club’s cafe serves made-to-order sandwiches, salads, gelato, smoothies, and the seating area includes charging stations for club members to plug in their devices while they dine.
The Lake Nona Sam’s Club location will offer members options to shop when and where they want with Scan & Go and Club Pickup. After downloading the free Scan & Go app, iPhone and Android users will be able to use their smartphone to scan and pay for items without having to wait in a checkout line. Scan & Go shoppers just need to show the Sam’s Club associate their digital receipt as they leave.
By using the Club Pickup option members will be able to shop online and pick up at their convenience, without having to get out of the vehicle. After an online Club Pickup order is placed, Sam’s Club associates work as personal shoppers to hand select the items ordered. Club members can pull up to the designated pick-up area and use mobile check-in or the drive-thru kiosk to alert Sam’s Club associates and have the items brought straight out to their vehicle.
Sam’s Club will also offering small business owners in Lake Nona the chance to sell their products inside the club with the Road Show program. Small business owners should reach out to the Lake Nona Sam’s Club manager to find out more.
Lake Nona Sam’s Club Hours:
Monday–Friday: 10:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 8:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Early Shopping Hours for Sam’s Plus and Sam’s Business members:
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 10:00am
Saturday: 7:00am – 9:00am