March 2013 Locations Update

April 4th, 2013 · 6 Comments

As promised, even if late by a week, the latest update about new Costco locations is here.  There’s a lot new this month and I hope I haven’t forgotten anything.  After taking a little holiday to Singapore, which we really enjoyed, I think Costco should consider opening a new location there.  It seems like a Costco type of place with all of its shopping.  Not to mention, the Asian Costco locations do so well, they should be able to continue that in a new area like Singapore.  Plus, if there’s a Costco there, then I could consider moving there.

Wheaton, Maryland

Finally, the new Wheaton Costco will be opening next week on Wednesday, April 10.  It might not have gas pumps, but at least the new location will be open for shopping.  The new location is part of the Westfield Wheaton Mall.

Issaquah, Washington Headquarters

Costco is planning on creating a little more elbow room at its Issaquah headquarters.  Currently, Costco occupies three buildings but is running out of space.  The plan is to expand quite a bit, enough space for 2,000 additional employees apparently.  The city of Issaquah is working with Costco to get the necessary permits in place by the end of 2013.

New Orleans, Louisiana

As you probably know if you live in New Orleans, Costco will be opening a new location there in August of this year.   As part of that, Costco will be holding informational sessions and job fairs regarding employment opportunities at the new location.  They held a session at Xavier University at the end of March.  The new Costco store will employ around 75 full-time and 75 part-time workers and Costco hopes to hire from New Orleans residents.  City Hall’s workforce development program, JOB1 Business and Career Solutions, will be available for the first two weeks of April to help process online job applications.

 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

It looks like Costco will be coming to Sioux Falls late this year!  Costco will be closing on land near 41st Street and Grange Avenue in May according to The Dunham Company, the site developer.  Since construction of a new Costco store generally takes around four month, I’m hopeful that the new location will be ready by late Fall.

Syracuse, New York

I know that a Costco location in upstate New York state has been something that many people have been wanting for a long time.  And it finally looks like it is going to happen in Syracuse.  The new Costco location will be built in Camillus, a suburb of Syracuse, as part of the new Township 5 project.  In addition to Costco, the Township 5 project will have several national chain restaurants, a bowling alley, and an apartment complex featuring nearly 100 units.  The new warehouse should be open by the end of November 2013.  So, just a few more months to wait.

Albany, New York

It seems almost too good to be true, but it looks like New York state might be getting a second new Costco location near Albany, as well as Syracuse.  Apparently, Costco has been looking at two different sites near Colonie, an Albany suburb.  Clearly, this is still in the very early stages of development.  One good candidate is the Latham Circle mall redevelopment project that needs an anchor tenant, one around Costco size.  At this point, it looks like Costco is just looking for land but committed to anything or made any definite plans to build in the area.  This means, that a new Costco location near Albany is probably two years out, at least.  But at least this is positive news.

Lexington, Kentucky

It looks like everything is going well and on track for the October opening of Lexington’s first Costco location near Hamburg.  The new warehouse will be at Man o’ War and Polo Club boulevards, across I-75 from Hamburg’s primary shopping area.  Hopefully this good luck will hold and the construction process will go smoothly and Costco will be hosting Lexington shoppers in October.

North Riverside, Illinois

Also, planned for an October opening is a new Costco location in North Riverside near Harlem Avenue and 26th Street.  Costco closed on the 16 acre property in early March and has already begun demolishing an existing building on the site.  The site is the former home of the Edward Don Company. Unfortunately, the old building had asbestos so that has to be properly removed before all of the demolition can be carried out.  And of course, that demolition needs to happen before the new Costco location can go up.    The city put some money into the deal to mitigate losses for the real estate company that held the ownership of the property that Costco purchased, they also took on some debt to make the deal happen.  The city will also be adding a second, dedicated eastbound turn lane on 26th Street into the Costco property, which will hopefully relieve a bit of potential traffic tension.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

It looks like Costco might be opening a second location in the west Waterloo region.  A marketing brochure for a retail development shows a Costco store as an anchor tenant facing Erb Street West.  The location is near Ira Needles Boulevard and not far from the Waterloo Region Landfill.  The property would need to have a zoning change to allow to the property to be used for retail purposes.  This just seems like a bunch of speculation at this point though, since the Waterloo city officials say they haven’t received any applications for a zoning change.  We’ll have to see how this develops.

Sydney, Australia

The Sydney area will be getting its a number of new Costco locations in the next year.  There’s one that is planned in Casula, southwest of Sydney.  The new 14,000 square metre store in Casula has already received planning approval.  The new Beech Road location is estimated to cost around A$40 million.  There’s a second new Costco location planned for Sydney’s northwest in Marsden Park, as well.  The Marsden Park location, which has yet to receive planning approval, is proposed for Richmond Road, on the corner of Hollingsworth Road.  Since the new location is proposed for an area that is part of the industrial precinct, there will need to be some zoning changes before the new location could be built.  Hopefully, the approvals will come about more quickly than those in Liverpool that took two years to get.  However, the Liverpool location is finally going ahead as well and will be open by November 2013.  So, if you’re keeping track this could mean that by the end of 2014 there could be 4 Costco locations around Sydney.  And of course, these new locations are in addition to the new location being built at Ringwood in Melbourne, as well as the new location in North Lakes near Brisbane.  Lots of Costco expansion going on in Australia in the next couple of years.

 

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  1. 1 Randy Graham // 2013.10.13 at 2:44 pm

    This is interesting and informative. Good info.

  2. 2 Jean // 2013.10.08 at 4:45 pm

    This is great news! A COSTCO near Albany! We live an hour away from Albany, but we will be there. Hurry.

  3. 3 judy // 2013.06.23 at 7:08 pm

    Can you please come to morgantown wv or waynesburg ps

  4. 4 John Sicilia // 2013.06.23 at 8:42 am

    Please consider a costco in the Wilkes Barre PA. area . We have a Sams club here , but since I have been a member of Costco since 1987 on Long Island, I will not go to Sams, however I must travel 100 miles to the nearist Costco. Please come to Wilkes Barre PA. We have great locations here, already established building space for you to move right in. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
    John

  5. 5 PR Leffler Agency // 2013.04.05 at 3:11 pm

    WESTFIELD WHEATON ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF COSTCO
    GRAND OPENING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10th 2013, 8am

    Wheaton, MD, April 5, 2013 – Westfield Wheaton is thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of Costco on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 8am. The opening of Costco comes on the heels of recent additions including Panera Bread, Elevation Burger and Dick’s Sporting Goods in the center’s newly redeveloped wing, revitalizing the area formerly occupied by Hecht’s.

    “We are delighted to welcome Costco to Westfield Wheaton,” said Greg Miles, Westfield’s U.S. Chief Operating Officer. “The introduction of Costco illustrates Westfield Wheaton’s aim to introduce new goods, services and conveniences to our customers and our community, taking the shopping experience to a whole new level.”
    Westfield Wheaton customers will have the chance to enter The Westfield Wheaton “It’s All Here Sweepstakes” with prizes including $500 and $250 Costco Gift Cards and a one-year membership to Costco. The Westfield Wheaton “It’s All Here Sweepstakes” is an enter-to-win, no purchase necessary contest running from April 8th through May 15th, 2013. In addition, from April 9th through April 14th, the first 250 Costco members to show their membership card at the Westfield Wheaton Welcome Kiosk each day will receive a Westfield Wheaton Swag Bag full of fantastic discounts from mall retailers, gift items and randomly selected $10 Gift Card/Certificates from Westfield Wheaton shops & restaurants.

    About Westfield Wheaton
    Westfield Wheaton has become an inspired destination for a diverse clientele seeking a community center for shopping, work and play. Located less than a block from WMATA’s Wheaton Red Line Metro stop, the impressive combination of convenient access, array of retail categories including over 170 stores, and family oriented shopping environment work in synergy to deliver an enjoyable one-stop shopping experience. Located at 11160 Viers Mill Road in Wheaton, the center is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Target, Giant Grocery and Costco.

    About Westfield
    The Westfield Group (ASX: WDC) is an Australian-based company with interests in more than 100 shopping centers in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the U.S., the Group has a portfolio of 47 shopping centers that are home to nearly 8,000 specialty stores and comprise approximately 55 million square feet of leasable space in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington.

    For interviews, live reports, live mentions, back-stage on-air segments, quotes, images, and more please contact: The Leffler Agency, 410-235-5661.

    PR@leffleragency.com

  6. 6 Jason // 2013.04.04 at 10:58 pm

    All the employees at the one Columbus OH Warehouse are talking about a new Columbus OH Warehouse at the Easton Shopping center Opening in October. It looks like there hasn’t been an official announcement and I haven’t seen anything in the local news about it, but it would seem that if there’s enough of a market for 4 Sam’s in the area that we can tolerate more than one Costco. I’d like to have one on the West side of town. Both locations are on the East side.

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