Has The Costco Warehouse Store Location In Amherst Been Canceled?
It feels like we've been talking about getting a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Western New York for years, but we still don't have one. Have the plans to bring a Costco to the area been scrapped?
Costco Wholesale was founded in Seattle, Washington on July 12, 1976.
Costco Wholesale is a multi-billion dollar global retailer with warehouse club operations in eight countries.
What's Happening With The Costco Store In The Buffalo-Area?
In March of 2022 plans to open a Costco Wholesale store in Amherst were announced. Construction on the highly-anticipated store is supposed to begin in the spring of 2023. The former site of Tony Roma's restaurant, 4200 Ridge Lea Road near the Boulevard Consumer Square. is where the store will be located.
What has happened since the announcement in March? Is the Costco store still coming? According to WKBW, Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa said the town board will take a look at the re-zoning plans in January of next year.
Some residents of the area are worried about how the massive warehouse store will affect traffic in the area. Kulpa said that the developers, Benderson Development, plan on spending $1 million to widen the roads to help ease congestion.
This Costco will be the first in the Buffalo area. The closest stores to WNY currently are located in Rochester and the Syracuse area. There are also a large number of stores across the border in Ontario, Canada.
A Costco Gold Star Membership currently costs $60 per year.