Costco in Yorktown Heights?
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?
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.
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.