In my locations update this month, I’ve got some good news for a few lucky places, but some not so great news for others, unfortunately. As usual, I’ve also gotten a number of requests in the last month to check out specific locations and I am trying to keep up with them all and find information. Sorry if the place you wanted to know about isn’t in the update today, maybe next month.
Locations opening soon:
|Official Opening Dates from Costco:|
|TIMNATH, COLORADO||October 2, 2014|
|WAYNE, NEW JERSEY||October 23, 2014|
|CAMILLUS/SYRACUSE, NEW YORK||October 24, 2014|
|LEON (second store), MEXICO||October 2014|
This has been a roller coaster ride so far. Things looked really good and then they looked equally grim for the new Jackson Costco location. But now it seems that there might be a little bit of hope again. Costco was looking at a site by the Smith-Wills Stadium, which had a lot of people upset for various reasons and it seemed like Costco was unwilling to consider other locations. However, the Jackson mayor, Tony Yarber, says that he has been in contact with Costco and they are indicating that they will look at other locations in Jackson, including the other two sites they had considered previously in Flowood along the Lakeland Drive/Mississippi 25 retail corridor. So, we will just have to wait to see how this works out, but I’m guessing this will definitely mean that no Costco will be opening up around Jackson in the next year for sure.
It looks like the construction of the new Perrysburg location might be able to get back on track. There is an underground gas pipeline that runs through the site of the new store and without rerouting it, construction couldn’t continue. But Costco has reached an agreement with Columbia Pipeline Group to reroute the 1,300 feet of pipeline under their site starting later this month. The gas line is 4-feet deep, has a 20-inch diameter, and runs diagonally across the 28-acre site, the rerouted pipeline will go around the north and east sides of the site instead. Luckily, the change in the pipeline is not Unfortunately, this has caused serious delays to getting the new Costco built and Costco is now indicating that the new store will not be open until the end of 2015.
- The Blade: Costco clears construction hurdle
- The Blade: Columbia Gas to reroute pipeline for Costco store
At the end of September, the Jerome Township Zoning Commission granted approval to the 148,000 square foot Costco that will be part of the new Dublin Green shopping center. With approval granted, site work can begin on the project this fall and the actual construction phase will begin no later than June 2015. Hopefully that means the new Costco will be open by the end of 2015.
Well, the new Costco coming to Florence has turned the corner into the actual construction phase now. Construction has started on the 63 acre Florence Heights project at the northwest corner of Interstates 71/75 and US 42. Costco’s new 135,000 square foot store should be open for business in early Fall 2015. Menards will also be anchoring the new development and will open after Costco.
Pearland officials have confirmed that Costco will indeed be part of the new development being built at the northwest corner of State Highway 288 and County Road 59. The Pearland City Council held a meeting in the middle of September to consider a zoning change application to add things like a pharmacy and other design items to the existing plans for the development. If approved, the council indicated that construction on the project would start in late 2015, which could mean that Costco will be open by Spring 2016. I tried to check on the outcome of the city council meeting but was having a problem getting their website to load.
Lévis, Quebec, Canada
Well, it was looking like the new Costco location in Lévis would be opening up in November, but now there is some undisclosed delay. As a result of he delay, the new store will not be opening until March 2015. The new 148,000 square foot store is part of a new development along Highway 20. When the groundbreaking took place this past June, the store was supposed to be opening in November 2014, now though that has changed. Strangely though, there seems to be lots of disagreement or lack of clarity for the cause of the delay. Costco says that the problem is related to construction, but there’s disagreement on that as the cause from the developer and they say it must be an operational problem. No matter what the cause of the problem, it means that the new Costco store won’t be open next month as hoped and planned. Everyone will have to wait until Mach 2015 instead.
- La Presse: Saint-Romuald: the opening of Costco postponed (story in French)
Canberra, ACT, Australia
The existing Canberra Costco store will be opening a new petrol station soon; before Christmas is the target. This will be the fourth petrol station for Costco Australia, joining the ones in Sydney, Brisbane, and Liverpool. Much like the rest of Costco shopping, you will only be able to enjoy the deep discounts on petrol if you are a Costco member. This should come as a real relief to Canberra shoppers since they have some of the highest petrol prices in Australia as of result of the market being dominated by petrol stations from Woolworths and Coles. At other Costco petrol locations, they have prices 2¢ – 4¢ cheaper than competing petrol stations.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
There was a big bunch of damage caused by Hurricane Odile and the subsequent looters to the Costco in Cabo San Lucas. As a result the store was forced to close for repairs. The winds from the hurricane were so strong that they tore through the gates and lifted a section of the roof off of the store. And then of course, the looters broke in and added to the damage. They not only took away merchandise but also cash registers, computers, weights, and printers and also destroyed the hearing and optical centers, according to Costco. Costco is aiming to have the store back up and running by early November, though someone on here posted a comment saying it wasn’t going to be able to re-open until December 15.
Upcoming Holiday Closures and Hours
- Costco Canada
- Thanksgiving: Monday, October 12, 2014 all locations CLOSED;
- Province of Quebec OPEN.
- Thanksgiving: Monday, October 12, 2014 all locations CLOSED;