Lexington's first Costco location is on track for an October opening.
The beloved members-only warehouse company, which is the second-largest retailer in the country behind Wal-Mart, filed plans with the city government last summer to open a location near Hamburg.
The store will be at Man o' War and Polo Club boulevards, across Interstate 75 from Hamburg's primary shopping area.
Patrick Madden, a lawyer whose family has developed much of Hamburg, said the approval process is on schedule with the city.
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"Everybody's been real helpful on that," he said. The Seattle-based company has built a fiercely loyal shopper base over the years with its low-price assortment of products, in store and online, that range from staples such as food, office supplies and toilet paper to luxury items such as high-end jewelry, pianos and saunas. It also sells services such as business payroll processing and unexpected items such as coffins.
The progress on Costco comes at the same time that rival Sam's Club, owned by Wal-Mart, is remodeling its Lexington store. The company received a building permit from the city in December for a retail sales remodeling of its location along New Circle Road near Winchester Road. The effort is expected to cost $2.23 million, according to documents filed with the city government. The company did not respond to a request for comment.