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Re: Costco

Postby Bsuds » Sep 8th, 2017, 7:19 am

rookie314 wrote:Yes they are looking to build an new store with a gas bar. The location is across from the Kelowna Airport in the Pier Mac site. The city of Kelowna is giving them an extremely difficult time in making this happen. I have this on good authority, i.e its not a rumour.


I heard the issues with City Hall have been resolved. Apparently the person at City Hall who was opposing it was actually in a conflict of interest and was called on it and has backed down.

The Costco HO people were in town and in the store and told the staff it's now a go ahead.
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Re: Costco

Postby dontrump » Sep 9th, 2017, 8:11 am

sounds good I know that Costco has started installing infrastructure there about 18 months ago and then seemed at a stand still; I assume by the last post those were the reasons and now its going to be completed
Iam sure theres more to the story because I seriously doubt one lone Kelowna city hall peon could hold up a billion dollar company?
anyone know what this one persons complaint was and how they were in conflict of interest
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Re: Costco

Postby samsquench07 » Sep 9th, 2017, 9:47 pm

Costco already started building in Westbank/ West Kelowna. Old Zellers location. If you drive by you can see the new facade going up already.
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Re: Costco

Postby jasond_71 » Sep 10th, 2017, 4:25 am

Old Zellers in West Kelowna is a Uhaul not a Costco. https://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelo ... new-tenant

This is why I'll believe it when I see it. So many rumours. While it might be true who knows. That's why we have reporters who hopefully check facts.
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Re: Costco

Postby Fancy » Sep 10th, 2017, 5:59 am

Shaking my head at the "starting to build" when it's completely finished and has been for quite a while. Goes to show some posters aren't the best source of information and I'll believe it when I see a new Costco building too. Too bad they don't buy the gas station already there and run it themselves.
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Re: Costco

Postby dontrump » Sep 10th, 2017, 9:09 am

Its very unlikely COSTCO would move to west Kelowna I seriously do not believe such rumors especially when there doing the multi million dollar expansion north of kelowna
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Re: Costco

Postby Always Sunny » Sep 10th, 2017, 6:26 pm

If it's going to have a gas bar, I hope they're going to carry diesel, not like the one in Kamloops.

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Re: Costco

Postby Bsuds » Sep 10th, 2017, 6:32 pm

Always Sunny wrote:If it's going to have a gas bar, I hope they're going to carry diesel, not like the one in Kamloops.


Would be nice if only to drop the price at other stations. I'm not driving from the lower Mission to fill my truck. It would cost me more than I would save.
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Re: Costco

Postby superbee » Sep 12th, 2017, 1:51 am

rookie314 wrote:Yes they are looking to build an new store with a gas bar. The location is across from the Kelowna Airport in the Pier Mac site. The city of Kelowna is giving them an extremely difficult time in making this happen. I have this on good authority, i.e its not a rumour.


The new site was pointed out to me. The present Costco location does not have enough parking, hasn't for years, and no room to expand. Costco also likes to have their own gas bar, and in Kelowna it is a Chevron station on the side of their parking lot.
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Re: Costco

Postby EvaG » Sep 20th, 2017, 1:17 pm

If they do indeed move to the airport, I would probably give up my Costco membership, it's simply too far. I'm guesstimating it would take me to 30-45 minutes to get there, it's simply not worth it. I can imagine the people living in Summerland would also feel the same way. Too bad though, I like Costco.
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Re: Costco

Postby GordonH » Sep 20th, 2017, 1:22 pm

Fancy wrote:Shaking my head at the "starting to build" when it's completely finished and has been for quite a while. Goes to show some posters aren't the best source of information and I'll believe it when I see a new Costco building too. Too bad they don't buy the gas station already there and run it themselves.


I can only imagine how much Chevron would want for that corner lot. If they are even willing to sell it.
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Re: Costco

Postby Merry » Sep 20th, 2017, 1:41 pm

EvaG wrote:If they do indeed move to the airport, I would probably give up my Costco membership, it's simply too far. I'm guesstimating it would take me to 30-45 minutes to get there, it's simply not worth it. I can imagine the people living in Summerland would also feel the same way. Too bad though, I like Costco.

But they'll probably get more members from the North Okanagan - so it'll be a "wash".
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Re: Costco

Postby Fancy » Sep 20th, 2017, 2:01 pm

Kamloops would be servicing the North Okanagan I would think.
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Re: Costco

Postby GordonH » Sep 20th, 2017, 2:17 pm

Fancy wrote:Kamloops would be servicing the North Okanagan I would think.


Since Armstrong is now north end of Okanagan, north of that is the Shuswap. Which is closer Kelowna or Kamloops.
Using Enderby, according to google maps Kamloops is 1hr & 33 minutes.... Kelowna is 1hr 14 minutes. So its split, those who have plans in Kamloops will go to that one, those who have plans in Kelowna will come to this. Plans meaning something else they want to do in the area.
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Re: Costco

Postby dontrump » Sep 20th, 2017, 3:33 pm

EvaG wrote:If they do indeed move to the airport, I would probably give up my Costco membership, it's simply too far. I'm guesstimating it would take me to 30-45 minutes to get there, it's simply not worth it. I can imagine the people living in Summerland would also feel the same way. Too bad though, I like Costco.


thousands of people from Vernon and Armstrong and lumby travel to Kelowna Costco every month; It does not seem to bother anyone so iam sure a few droped memberships from the south wont bother Costco
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