Costco Nails Down Plans for Four New Stores in Duluth, Missouri; Plainfield, Illinois; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Idaho Falls, Idaho
UNITED STATES - Costco’s growth doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The wholesale giant recently opened up new branches in California and Wisconsin. Now, four new facilities are in its crosshairs for development. The retailer will be opening up four new locations within the next few months in Idaho, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Missouri.
After nearly a year of construction, Costco in Idaho Falls, Idaho, officially has an opening date. According to local news source East Idaho News, the retailer is opening its doors on August 14. The 180,000-square-foot facility will be hiring positions in 34 departments, projecting to bring more than 100 jobs to the area.
In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Costco will be adding 459 jobs to a future operations center. News source The Oklahoman reported the retailer will be increasing its workforce from 1,044 to 1,503 new hires. According to the source, Costco purchased a four-story office building at 14501 Quail Springs Parkway for $25.4 million on May 21.
Another location set to be open later this year in November is in Plainfield, Illinois. This location will have a 152,000 square-foot store with a gas station at the northwest corner of I-55 and U.S. 30. Patch reported currently the closest Costco locations are in Naperville and Bolingbrook.
Last but not least, we sniffed out another site currently in the works in Duluth, Missouri. The StarTribune reported construction on the location likely to start this fall on the approximately 160,000-square-feet facility. According to the news source, construction is expected to finish in the fall of 2021.
Where will Costco land next? ANUK will continue following the retailer’s trail.