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Costco in Yorktown Heights?

fragnet Dec 27, 2011 09:42 AM

How do people feel about the future Costco location planned for 3200 Crompound Road in Yorktown Heights? For those familiar with the area, the site is just off the Taconic Parkway on the right side of the road right after you drive under the Taconic heading West on 202, toward BJs. If final approval is granted, along with the Costco will be a three-island Costco gas station. Further info can be found here:

Do you think that BJ's will be hard-pressed to stay in business or is there room for both to exist?

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    wincountrygirl RE: fragnet Dec 27, 2011 11:23 AM

    Thrilled!! I also think that although the same they do each have their unique products. I like BJ's for some things and Costco for others.

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      Axel Heyst RE: fragnet Dec 28, 2011 04:54 AM

      Interesting question. I won't pay to be a member of both. I shop at BJs once every two weeks for bulk items, some vegetables, coffee, organic milk and cat food. It is not a good deal on most items. Once Costco's opens (2013?-2014?) I will let my membership at BJs lapse, join Costco and then decide which one to patronize.

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        DGresh RE: fragnet Dec 31, 2011 03:04 AM

        Wow, I didn't know this. I think it's great. I was a member of BJs back in my diaper-buying days well over a decade ago, but didn't feel it was worth it after that time. I'd definitely join Costco from what I've heard.

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          wincountrygirl RE: DGresh Dec 31, 2011 04:10 AM

          I find Costco to be much better than BJ's, although BJ's does have one or two things I prefer. Costco also has excellent meats and a decent store brand.

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            fragnet RE: wincountrygirl Jan 2, 2012 05:12 PM

            The few times that I have been to Costco, I liked what they had. I am not a member because the Westchester locations are too far away. I am a BJ's member, but will switch to Costco once the Yorktown location opens. I agree that the meats at Costco are superior to BJ's.

        2. MisterBill2 RE: fragnet May 30, 2012 05:33 PM

          I am strongly in favor of this. The closest Costco is 40 minutes away and I suspect it would get people from Putnam, and Dutchess to shop there since there's nothing north of here. Unfortunately, there is a vocal opposition spreading lots of misinformation (and just plain lies) to scare people into opposing it. I don't think the current Yorktown town board is inclined to turn it down, so I hope it will be approved.

          I think BJ's can survive as many people like their deli and there is somewhat of a difference between the two stores.

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