October 2013 Locations Update

October 1st, 2013 · 7 Comments

As you might have noticed I didn’t do my locations update post at the end of the month in September.  I’ve decided to do it at the beginning of the month instead because there always seems to be a bunch of news right after I write my post.  This is a busy month for Costco with six new locations opening.  There was also a lot of news about new locations this month as well.  Hopefully all of these will get built in the next year!

Openings this month:

  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota: October 3, 2013
  • Columbus (Easton), Ohio: October 4, 2013
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana: October 16, 2013
  • Bellevue, Wisconsin: October 17, 2013
  • Lexington, Kentucky: October 18, 2013
  • St. Albert, Alberta, Canada: October 2013

Bellevue, Wisconsin – Opening: October 17, 2013 at 8 am

The long, long wait for Costco is almost over in Bellevue.  The new Costco location on Brown County GV near Wisconsin 172 will be throwing open the door on October 17 at 8 am.  By the time you are reading this Costco’s temporary membership and employment office in the strip mall in front of Target on Lime Kiln Road should be open.  You can stop by this temporary office any day from 10 am to 7 pm to get your new membership, or apply for a job.

North Plainfield, New Jersey

For about a year, North Plainfield has been eagerly awaiting the opening of the new Costco location, will it looks like that wait will be just six more weeks.  The new location is expected to open on November 14, just in time for all that Thanksgiving shopping.  The new warehouse, located on Route 22, will be 156,000 square foot and have a gas station.  This new location has been accepting job applications since mid-August and has had a huge response with more than 4,000 applicants.  It is hoped that the new Costco will serve as a catalyst to revive the area and draw other retailers to vacant neighboring spots.

Costco is coming to Timnath, Colorado

Costco is coming to Timnath, Colorado

Timnath, Colorado

Costco is officially on its way to opening a new location in Timnath by Fall 2014.  They have submitted plans for a 148,000 square foot warehouse on Harmony Road, east of I-25.  The 13.6 acre plot will house the Costco, including a tire center, liquor store and gas station, as well as six additional pads for future development.  The whole site is 31 acres with part of it needing to be annexed by the city of Timnath.  This will represent Costco’s first location in Northern Colorado and will provide plenty of competition to the Sam’s Club just down Harmony Road.  The new location will have about 150 to 200 employees, with about half of those representing full time jobs.  Judging by the comments on stories that I’ve read about this new location, people are really looking forward to the new Costco and will welcome it gladly.

Woodbury, Minnesota

After looking for a site near Woodbury for quite some time, Costco has finally agreed to buy a 60-acre site near I-494 and Tamarack Road and has plans to build on half of the site.  But don’t get too excited yet, because things could still could south.  Costco is continuing their due diligence on the site and until that is done, the deal won’t be finalized.  And then there’s always the planning process to get through too, and that can prove painfully long.  However, this does make it just that much more likely that Costco will finally get a new location in Woodbury!

Apex, North Carolina

I’ve been reading comments from my readers for a long time hoping/begging for a Costco in this area, and now you may be getting your wish.  While it isn’t official yet, a new shopping center, Nichols Plaza, is being planned for an area just off Laura Duncan Road and U.S. 64, looks like it will include a Costco.  Of course, Costco will not confirm this, as they never do, but the planning application materials include references to Costco.  According to Dianne Khin, Apex Planning Director, the Planning Board is expected to consider the project November 12, and the Town Council is expected to consider it the following week on November 19.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

Jacksonville, Florida

It seems that Costco is interested in opening a second location near Jacksonville.  They are considering a site in southwest Jacksonville off of I-295 at Collins Road.  The catch is that Costco would require the Jacksonville County Council to approve budgeting of $3.9 million on necessary improvements for Parramore Road to extend to the location of the new store.  The city has decided to try to get a state grant for the improvements.  So, until that is figured out this location is on hold and depending on the outcome, sadly it may not even get built.

Camillus, New York

The latest update on the Camillus Township 5 project is that the developer will be breaking ground before the end of the year.  That means that the new Costco location should be open by next summer.  This is a very big project that will have over 500,000 square foot of retail space when completed, as well as an apartment complex, and bike and walking trails.  This project has been in the works since 2005, so hopefully this time it really will get going.

Syracuse.com: Township 5 in Camillus will break ground this year with Costco to open next summer

Albemarle, Virginia

While it was a bit up in the air for a while, the design changes for the new Shops at Stonefield development has gotten through the tough planning with a 4-2 approval by the Albemarle County Supervisors.  And the best part of this new development is the 155,000 square foot Costco.  A number of people were glad to see Costco coming to the area, but did’t want it in this location.  However, Costco said it was this location or they’d find a new place to build in completely, as in not in Albemarle county.  While there were a few tweaks to the plans, it is nothing major and the construction will be moving forward now.  Supervisors Ken Boyd and William Craddock voted against the design changes. Boyd cited traffic concerns, and suggested the Fifth Street Extended location would be a better fit. Craddock referred to the store as a “big box store”, not fitting in with the goal of keeping the Shops at Stonefield small and filled with more localized stores.  I guess they won’t be shopping at the new Costco, but everyone else will be able to enjoy the new location sometime in 2014 (hopefully).  But there’s still potential drama to come when Costco tries to get rezoning for the inclusion of a gas station.

Holiday Closures and Hours

  • Costco Australia
    • Labour Day: Monday, October 7, 2013: Costco locations in Canberra and Auburn CLOSED.
  • Costco Canada
    • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 14, 2013: all Costco Canada locations CLOSED;
      • Province of Quebec locations are OPEN.

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7 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Fernando // 2014.10.22 at 10:12 am

    Do you any update about any plans to build a Costco in my area (Davenport IA, Moline, IL or in the Quad Cites)?

  2. 2 Kimberly // 2013.10.22 at 12:10 pm

    The manager at our Cool Springs- Franklin, TN location told me that they just closed on land in Murfreesboro, TN. Not sure where or when they will open but super excited they are coming!!!

  3. 3 John // 2013.10.16 at 10:14 am

    Do you know of any of the plans looking at the IA/IL Quad Cities? I have heard that Costco has been looking at properties in Davenport, IA as well as Moline, IL but few specifics. A Costco employee shared with me that they were first looking at Davenport, IA but had some concerns about liquor regulation issues and then started looking at IL. Do you have any other information?

    • 4 Todd // 2013.10.23 at 11:04 pm

      My info is only rumor but I’ve heard that they zeroed in on property somewhere on JD Rd in Moline. Plenty of good space down towards the new Menards. Wishing I could share more substance rather than hear say but It was shared by someone that is pretty well connected in the QCA.

  4. 5 Pam // 2013.10.04 at 9:58 pm

    Any plans to build a Costco in Sydney, Nova Scotia?

  5. 6 Sharm // 2013.10.02 at 9:58 am

    I think a Wichita, KS location can be added to that list. Can you confirm any details on this?


    • 7 Kimberly // 2013.10.02 at 11:41 am

      @Sharm – I have written about this in June or July. I haven’t been able to confirm any further movement on the Wichita Costco plans. But it’s on my list of locations to watch and it is on the Rumour list of possible new locations. When I’ve got any more information, it will be posted.

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