Costco opens first College Station store | Local News

Purchasers in Bryan-Higher education Station received their initial likelihood to look at out Costco Wholesale’s Higher education Station location Thursday early morning. The retail outlet, which is located off Texas 6 in Midtown, held a grand opening at 8 a.m.

LaVergnee Carlson, a University Station resident, reported she experienced been waiting around for a Costco to open for a number of several years. Carlson said she savored the steak sample, 1 of a range of samples the retail outlet was supplying within to customers.

“We waited this extensive [for it] to get right here, we experienced to appear and share the glory,” Carlson said. “We’re very psyched about it and it’s genuinely, definitely crowded now.”

The Bryan-College Station and Navasota chambers of commerce held a ribbon slicing right before the store’s opening and School Station Mayor Karl Mooney spoke at the celebration. The retailer capabilities a bakery, deli, foods court docket, tire heart, pharmacy and food items court docket.

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This is Costco’s 36th retail store in Texas, the condition with the next-most Costco destinations at the rear of California (132), but just the fourth retailer place not in the metro space of Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston or San Antonio. The closest Costco spots to Higher education Station are in excess of 60 miles away in Cypress and The Woodlands.

Costco filed a website program with the metropolis of University Station in April 2021 to build a 160,534-sq.-foot facility. Just in excess of two weeks afterwards, the University Station Town Council approved Costco’s financial advancement and home obtain agreements for about 19 acres. Building of the store’s developing commenced in March.

Ethan Worsham, a sophomore at Texas A&M, stated he believed Costco experienced very good selling prices and bargains.

“I’ve basically hardly ever been just before for the reason that I’ve under no circumstances experienced a membership, so it was really awesome to see almost everything they had,” Worsham stated. “I was kind of anticipating just a more substantial Wal-Mart, but not fairly. … It was truly unique, but awesome.”