Costco construction in Columbia

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jack

Myrtle Beach, SC

#1 Feb 25, 2011
I overheard someone talking today, saying that she saw a Costco warehouse construction site somewhere a bit north of Columbia. However, I missed the street names. Anyone else know of this?
Leah

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#2 Mar 25, 2011
I would love to know if this is true! I have been hoping Costco would open nearby for a long time!
Suz

Johns Island, SC

#3 Jun 27, 2011
I heard it was in Harbison area. Apparently, they've already broken ground.
Kent

Irmo, SC

#4 Feb 19, 2012
Suz wrote:
I heard it was in Harbison area. Apparently, they've already broken ground.
Yes, there is a Coscos coming in Harbison. I work with underground locating and have been told where it will be going. It will be off Park Terrace Dr. where currently Staples, a Consignment Shop and the old Roadhouse Restaurant are now. It will be directly across from Sam's. Staples is moving to a new location near the recently moved McDonald's. There is also a Bridgestone/Firestone tire and car repair place being bulit in this are too. Hope that helps.
Tony

Irmo, SC

#5 Feb 19, 2012
Sam's and Costco's across the street from one another, wow. Two wholesale giants
BLACKFOOT

Columbia, SC

#6 Feb 22, 2012
What brilliant politician allowed Costco to build in one of the most congested areas around...Traffic nightmare...
Leah

Little River, SC

#7 Feb 22, 2012
Kent, do you have any more details on Costco...like a timeline for constuction? Costco's website shows new stores opening through 2012 so I guess this is kind of far off, huh?
CockMom

Sumter, SC

#8 Apr 1, 2012
Someone at the new Lexus Dealership on Killian Rd. in northeast Columbia at I-77 mentioned that they are building a Costco right next to Lexus...

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trap

Florence, SC

#10 Apr 7, 2012
Great!!!! Lord knows columbia needs the jobs
Dana

United States

#11 Jul 2, 2012
IS costco coming to Columbia? Not on the costco website....
Donna Betty Boop

Columbia, SC

#12 Jul 26, 2012
Does anybody for sure knows 100% if Costco is coming to Columbia, and where is it going to be located? Thanks!!
Tammy

Columbia, SC

#13 Jul 29, 2012
I would like to know too what is going on with Costco coming to Columbia. I have heard of all different places one is going in but still have not heard anything definite. Can anybody shed some light on this? Thank you!!
Shadow

Charleston, SC

#14 Jul 30, 2012
Jakie Knotts peed them off and they pulled the plug?
Bob L

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#15 Apr 6, 2013
I am a member of Costco.....joined about 8 years ago. I live in Columbia and have been waiting like everyone else for a Costco to come to Columbia.

I finally emailed them last week and here is the response I got back:

Dear (took my name out),

We appreciate you taking the time to email Costco Wholesale.

While currently we do not have any public information regarding plans to open a Costco in the Columbia South Carolina area, our real estate department is continually looking for ideas for new locations around the country and around the world.

We will forward your suggestion to our Real Estate Department so they are aware of your interest.

Thank you,

Sue G
Costco Wholesale Corporation

It looks like for the time being we will not be getting a Costco in Columbia.
kapitalkid

Little River, SC

#16 Jun 26, 2013
Costco is NOT coming to Harbison. The Park Terrace sit is the new location for Academy Sports.
Leah

Little River, SC

#17 Jun 26, 2013
http://www.thestate.com/2013/06/11/2814271/co...

I think this seems reliable! Wonder how long it will take though with all those trees? Now the silly traffic circle they have been spending so much time on at Piney Grove and Piney Woods makes a little more sense....I guess?
Sandi

Columbia, SC

#18 Sep 10, 2013
It will be off Piney Grove road near the Green wine and liquor store and Northern tools. they could not use old location due to parking permit.

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