Friday, June 10, 2011 12:00 am
The doors are wide open. Costco customers grab carts and start
streaming into the new Lodi store.
On the left are gleaming 55-inch 3D-capable TVs, and employees
waiting to develop film in one hour. On the right are neatly folded
jeans and workers handing out fliers with coupons.
One customer stares at 30 rotisserie chickens spinning in the
Inferno 3500 and while another stops to pick up a loaf of bread. A
nearby employee describes a free sample as "good as a breakfast
item or by itself."
Saturday, June 4, 2011 12:00 am
Costco will open its doors on June 9, allowing customers to
browse rows and rows of food, furniture and lawn and garden
products for the first time in Lodi.
The store is planning to open early at 8 a.m. Thursday to show
off its new location at Harney Lane and Highway 99, in the Reynolds
Ranch Shopping Center.
Costco is a membership-only retailer that sells most items in
bulk quantities. Currently, Lodi residents have to travel seven
miles south to the next closest store in Stockton.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:00 am
Costco (209-366-7300) will not open until June, but the hiring
process for the big-box retailer is in the works.