Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Costco heading to Lake Norman area?

Costco, the discount warehouse club retailer, is looking for a site to build a store in the Lake Norman area, according to a local real estate broker.

Brian Simon, of HRS Retail, said Costco executives have been to the area with him to look at possible locations. Developments along I-77, from exits 18 to 36, have been considered, Simon said. The retail chain hasn't decided on a spot, Simon said, and executives are returning later this week to look some more.

There are currently two area Costco stores, one in Matthews and one on Tyvola Road, in Charlotte. A new store in the affluent northern suburbs would give Costco a shot at customers who don't want to make the drive all the way to southern Charlotte or Matthews.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Please build up here Costco, Please!!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's taken them this long! We left LKN several years ago...I didn't mind the drive to south CLT, not having Costco closer would have been great!

Anonymous said...

Please! I drive 35 minutes to Costco about once a month. If it was closer, I would go there a LOT more. On second thought, it might be better for my wallet to not have one so close! :D

Anonymous said...

That would be good bring more jobs in this slumping economy. I might have to some tebowing if this happens for chuck and burn out Collins.

Anonymous said...

Start building it tomorrow, please.

Anonymous said...

I won't drive to Matthews, it's too far, so PLEASE build it up here in Mooresville!!!

Anonymous said...

Would love to have Costco closer to the Denver side, how about near the 16 and 73 intersection?

Anonymous said...

Put it near Northlake Mall and you will have a GOLD MINE!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your interest in the lake area, please don't go to the congested 33 and 36 exits.

Anonymous said...

don't go as far as Exit 36. BJ's (though inferior to Costco) is already there. If you build it near exit 18 you'd win all BJ's members as well that dont' want to drive to Sam's or BJ's.

Anonymous said...

My money is on it going up in the Bryton development where the new Super Walmart will be.

Anonymous said...

They cooking chicken no flour.

Anonymous said...

I vote for NorthLake Mall area as well.

Anonymous said...

Yes please, love Costco, miss it from when we lived in Florida. Anywhere between exit 18 - 23 would be huge.

Th e REAL Greg in Mooresville said...

I would think the smart business tactic would be to build across the street from BJ's at exit 36. Look at all the CVSs across the street from Rite Aids, Burger Kings across from McDonalds, etc. There's a reason they do that.

Anonymous said...

They should build one right across the border in SC so they can sell liquor.

Anonymous said...

Put it off exits 23 or 25. Those exits need more traffic.

Anonymous said...

I go all the way to Tyvola, Please put one inLake Norman, so I can go more often! Please!

Anonymous said...

It's probably going to go off that new exit at Westmoreland

Melanie said...

Exit 23, next door to Earth Fare, please.