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Limits on Size of Stores May Doom Costco's Plan

November 09, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

The City Council decided this week it will not allow another store as big as the new 135,000-square-foot, single-story Home Depot, unless it is two stories tall. The vote will probably doom Costco's plan to build a store in the city.

The rules approved this week cap one-story establishments at 120,000 square feet. The council voted not to exempt Costco, even though the store has submitted an application for a 138,000-square-foot store.

Costco spokesman Greg Vena said the cap makes a store within city limits difficult to imagine. Costco's standard store is 148,000 square feet, and the few times it has tried to build smaller ones, the stores were underperformers.

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