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Apr 10, 2013 09:37 PM

Costco coming to upstate NY

Just heard from DH that Costco is coming to the upstate area. One I believe in the Syracuse area and I think another, more Northeast. I remember wishing there would be on in Albany. Sometimes BJ's doesn't cut it.

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  1. The one in the Syracuse area (Camillus) is scheduled to open in November. The reports in the Albany Times Union have said that they are still looking for a location in the Albany area. So we in Albany may have a year or two to wait.

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    1. re: AmyH

      Would love a costco in Albany I live in ulster county and work for costco in Hackensack nj a 2 hr. Commute one way

      1. re: N231rtv

        That's one heck of a commute. But at least you get to spend your days in a Costco, unlike the rest of us who never get to set foot in one.

        1. re: N231rtv

          We're (finally) getting one in Yorktown, approval is almost complete. Might be open in 2015 but more likely 2016. Not next door to Ulster but much closer than NJ.

      2. I've driven past the site of the under-construction site in Rochester (Henrietta). The last time I looked they were grading the site and doing the hook-up to municipal water and sewage. I'm not sure of the target opening date.

        1. I guess there has been no openings yet?

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          1. re: Conductorchris

            There was a discussion in the local Times Union newspaper about a Costco being proposed for property at Exit 4 of the Northway, I87, but that has been shot down by local residents' concerns for traffic, noise, etc.

            1. re: Conductorchris

              Not so! The Rochester Costco opened about six weeks ago, but I've been traveling so much I haven't had a chance to post. Right now, the Rochester Costco is seriously under patronized. I guess folks don't know how wonderful Costco is. For those of us who are used to the crush of patrons usually found at Costco, this slow period is a real treat!

              On two occasions, I've invited Rochester friends who are natives to this area but weren't familiar with Costco to join me in a shopping trip. Both times, my friends began babbling with joy about half way through the store. The next morning, I learned from one of the husbands that at dinner my friend talked of nothing else but Costco.

              Now, I'm interested in seeing what stores will be filling the other under-construction retail spaces in the same complex.

              1. re: Conductorchris

                The one in Syracuse opened several months ago.

                Regarding the one in Albany, I was under the impression that Costco didn't like the site by the Times Union building because traffic is already bad around there and the roads are small. I'm sure they'll find something else.