Just about a year ago, Ashvegas published a post noting all the rumors swirling about Trader Joe’s and Costco planning new stores in Asheville. A few months later, Trader Joe’s confirmed that it was coming to Merrimon Avenue.
So how about Costco? Well, loyal reader KLW just posted this unconfirmed comment:
I’m from Asheville and have recently returned after living in Durham for a few years. Anyway 2 months ago, I was talking to management at my old Durham Costco store and was told that we, here in Asheville, are in the pipeline for a Costco. Management there said company’s plans for NC are to build a second store in Cary first and then follow this by a store here in Asheville area. The specific timeline I’m not sure of but I just saw this post on WRAL website.
Keeping fingers crossed.
Here’s a little more background on Costco. Folks tell me that several years ago, Costco built a big box building in east Asheville on Fairview Road. But plans changed, and Home Depot eventually moved into the building shell.