This time of year there’s usually not a whole lot of news about new locations. It seems everyone is interested in where they will be doing their holiday shopping right now, not in the future. There are a few pieces of news though. Also, I’ve updated my list of opening dates for next year on my Locations page. A lot of it is still tentative, of course, because anything can happen during the construction process, but this is just to give everyone a better idea of where things are headed in 2015.
Locations opening soon:
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The big news in Costco locations in the last couple of months is that Costco has not only confirmed, but already broken ground on their new store in Wichita, Kansas. I’ve heard a lot of rumours about this location pretty much the entire time I’ve been writing my blog I think, so I’m glad to see this one is finally coming to fruition. The new 150,000 square foot store, with a gas station, will be at the northeast corner of Kellogg and Webb. Work on the new site has already started, and unless something bad happens, the new location should open around the middle of 2015.
- Wichita Business Journal: Costco targets mid-2015 opening of Wichita store
- KWCH 12: Costco breaks ground in Wichita
Hackensack, NJ & Teterboro, NJ
I think I mentioned the new Teterboro store in October or September and at that time people asked about its close proximity to the store in Hackensack. Well, it turns out that you were all right to question it because the Hackensack store will actually be closing once the new Teterboro location has opened in mid 2015. The new Teterboro store will be much larger than the existing Hackensack store, by at least 20,000 square foot, so that will make a big difference to how pleasant it is to shop at. Not to mention, the Hackensack store was opened 20 years ago, so the new store will probably have many other advantages too. The Hackensack employees will be transferring to the new location when it opens. Since Costco owns the property that their existing store is on, there is a lot of speculation about what will happen to it once they move. It appears that there is a lot of redevelopment going on in the area, so perhaps something new and cool will be built on the property.
Getafe (Madrid), Spain
Well, I’ve been thinking this store was much closer to opening than it really is, it seems. The new location near Madrid, what will be the second in Spain, will actually be opening Summer 2015. The new location will be a warehouse for shoppers, but will also provide a space for the Costco Spain headquarters. The new store will be located in the commercial park in Los Gavilanes, near the A4. The new location will provide 14,000 square meters/150,000 square foot for shopping space, as well as 2,000 square meters/21,500 square foot for the new Costco Spain headquarters offices. Costco will be looking to hire about 500 new employees to work in the warehouse and headquarters offices.
Holiday Hours & Closures:
- Christmas Eve: Wednesday, December 24:
- All US, Canada, Australia stores open 9 am to 5 pm;
- All UK stores open 10 am to 5 pm; some stores open at 9 am check online for your store’s hours.
- Christmas Day: Thursday, December 25:
- All US, UK, Canada, and Australia stores CLOSED.
- Boxing Day: Friday, December 26:
- All UK stores CLOSED;
- Australian stores in VIC, QLD, ACT open 9 am to 5 pm; SA and NSW locations CLOSED;
- All Canada stores open 9 am to 6 pm; except Province of Quebec stores which are open 1 pm to 6 pm; Atlantic Provinces and Sudbury stores CLOSED.
- New Year’s Eve: Wednesday, December 31:
- All US stores open 10 am to 6 pm;
- All Canada, Australia stores open 9 am to 5 pm;
- All UK stores open 10 am to 5 pm; some stores open at 9 am check online for your store’s hours;
- All Japan stores open 9 am to 6 pm.
- New Year’s Day: Thursday, January 1:
- All US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Korea stores CLOSED;
- All Japan stores open 9 am to 6 pm.
- 2nd January: Friday, January 2:
- All Scotland stores CLOSED;