Costco Opens Its Largest Canadian Store
JOHN’S, N.L., CANADA - Costco has been reaching new heights lately, with plans in the works to open its first brick-and-mortar stores in China and New Zealand, and the retailer is on track to hit another milestone—the largest Costco store in Canada.
The new behemoth, opening in a subdivision of St. John’s, N.L., covers nearly 830,000-square-feet, with 1,000 parking spaces and 24 gas pumps, according to BNN Bloomberg. This new large-format location will provide suppliers a larger stage to showcase their brands and stories. The store has been in the works for over two years, so locals were understandably excited, and had lined up starting at 4 a.m. for the grand opening.
The promise of such a smorgasbord of fresh produce and other grocery retail items is tempting, but residents have also expressed concern for the potential traffic troubles the new store may cause. Regardless, the people of St. John’s will have a new and impressive place to shop.
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