April 9, 2010

Gail Ewing: Costco on the mind in Montgomery County

Costcos are all over Maryland. There are warehouse stores at Arundel Mills, and in Beltsville, Brandywine, Columbia, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Glen Burnie and White Marsh, and all but Gaithersburg have gas pumps on site. We are about to acquire even more. According to Glenarden Councilwoman Margaret Dade, construction is expected to begin in May for a Costco at the Woodmore Towne Center. A majority of the Montgomery County Council has agreed to support County Executive Isiah Leggett's plan to provide $4 million to Westfield to help bring another Costco to Wheaton Plaza in 2011.

There's much anticipation. Councilwoman Dade says, "Costco brings a new shopping experience in this area," adding, "and we are excited about this major addition to the Towne Center mixed-use site."

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen says, "Costco brings jobs and a desired activity to the lower part of the county and is a strong statement of our commitment to the Wheaton community."

SOURCE: Gazette

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