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Published October 16, 2012, 09:39 PM

Sam's Club is coming to Moorhead

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- After months of speculation and private meetings, it appears the secret is "out" about Sam's Club possibly coming to Moorhead's SouthEast Side. And late this afternoon, Sam's Club officials confirmed to WDAY 6 News, it is definitely coming to Moorhead.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- After months of speculation and private meetings, it appears the secret is "out" about Sam's Club possibly coming to Moorhead's SouthEast Side. And late this afternoon, Sam's Club officials confirmed to WDAY 6 News, it is definitely coming to Moorhead.

At the Early Years enrichment center in east Moorhead, there are smiles among the staff and little ones here. 150 children come here daily. That means a lot bulk items are used every day.

Linda Bakken/Early Years in Moorhead: "With all three of our places we go through 300 hotdogs, formula: we would go through 100 cans a year easily."

And so when owner Linda Bakken hears that Sam's may be her next door neighbor, there is a little excitement in her voice.

Linda: "Having something that close, making more runs there, provide stuff throughout the day, more of a variety."

Sam's Club has tried desperately to keep this hush hush, using its development company, by another name, to do most of the work, meeting with engineers, fire officials and city staff. Still, the t's are not crossed.

Mark Voxland/Moorhead Mayor: "That is what we do on any big project , talk is cheap, once we see a set of plans, building permit, want to get started on it then things happen quickly."

Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland says it is another step in the plan to grow and expand this part of town. I-94 ramps back in, a new Holiday, and Sanford going in .

Mayor Voxland: "It does start with rooftops. They want to see people there to use their products."

And so despite the denials and confidentiality talk around city hall, most are anticpating Sam's will make an announcement soon, creating a much anticipated growth in the corridor here.

Sam's Club officials also confirmed to us, this will have no impact on the Fargo Sam's on 13th avenue.

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