[This is quick update, complete with pictures, of the progress of the Concordville, PA Costco location from a fellow Costco addict, Gene. He’s been a member of Costco since 1983 when he joined up at the Costco location on Grant Road in Tucson, just like I did. The pictures below for the new Concordville location give you a feel for how far along they are in the construction process, and how much more needs to get done before the opening on November 10.]
I too am a Costco addict and happily so! My wife (Sheila) and I joined Price Club on Grant Road in Tucson in 1983 and then became members at Price-Costco in Scottsdale after moving there in 1993. We had a dry spell for a while after moving to Montgomery, Alabama in 2002 but we made up for that by visiting the Costco locations in Hoover (AL) about 90-minutes away and in Sandy Springs (GA) about 2.5 hours away. Then Costco opened a store in Montgomery at East Chase in 2007 and that was a happy day for us, indeed! We were given an invitation to the grand opening and I was fortunate enough to meet and be able to have a nice chat with Jim Sinegal while he was touring the new store. He is exactly as he has been portrayed on 60-Minutes and CNBC – just a really down-to-earth, plain-spoken fellow! That was a memorable encounter!
We are now blessed with a good number of Costco locations to choose from since we moved to West Chester, PA in 2010. We usually shop at the store in King of Prussia, PA but we also visit the one in Limerick, PA and at the Christiana Mall in nearby Delaware – including purchasing alcohol (PA has state liquor stores) as well as for 100% tax-free shopping! But the Costco soon to open in Concordville (on Nov. 10th) is less than 20 minutes from our house and has lots of other shopping and dining options within a half-mile of the new location including Home Depot, Target, J. Crew, Pottery Barn, P.F. Chang’s, Texas Roadhouse, etc.
I stopped by the Concordville, PA building site today and took these pictures. (click on the photos to enlarge them & get a better view)