The fast-growing Costco Wholesale Corporation may be on the verge of building a large new store in Buckeye, Arizona.
The company, which is based in Issaquah, Washington and has around 850 locations worldwide, has purchased land at the southeast corner of Interstate 10 and Verrado Way.
The 22-acre site will be the home of a shopping center called Buckeye Commons, with Costco serving as the anchor tenant. The new Costco store, like many other Costco locations, may also include a pharmacy, bakery, gas station, and car wash.
Although an exact construction schedule for the store has not yet been released, it will be only the latest foray by the retail giant in the southern Arizona market. A new 150,000 square foot Costco store is scheduled to open this coming January in Queen Creek.
Costco stores range in size from 80,000 square feet to around 230,000 square feet, with the average store coming in at 146,000 square feet. In the last month, the company has opened new outlets in California, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Utah.
By Garry Boulard
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