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Costco considering other Cary sites

Posted January 9, 2012

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— A popular shopping center near a Cary golf course community isn't the only place being considered for a Costco store.

Jeff Brotman, co-founder of the wholesale club, said Monday that his company is looking at other locations in town besides the west corner of U.S. Highway 1/64 where the MacGregor Village shopping center sits.

A future site for a store, Brotman said, is "wide open." He would not say what other locations are possible.

The plan to build on U.S. 1/64 has received mixed reaction. Some residents of the nearby MacGregor Downs golf course community said they do not believe the store fits with the rest of the area.

Others do not want to see the shopping center replaced.

Costco has submitted a preliminary application to town planners to build a store, but it must also submit a formal site plan. That review process is about four to five months.

If the plan is approved, a Cary Costco would be the second such store in Wake County and the sixth in the state.

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  • SisterChristian Jan 10, 2012

    I wish we would get one in Fuquay :)

  • silverflash Jan 10, 2012

    there is a bj's warehouse on 1/440. Holly Springs has nothing like this. Put it there Costco. There are lots and lots of people in Holly Springs! And more coming every day!

  • Its the who what Jan 10, 2012

    I say go for it. The restaurants are average at best. Tony's Oyster Bar is WAY overpriced calabash that you can get much cheaper at Mayflower. Put something there that people will use.

  • mmtlash Jan 9, 2012

    @WagonQueenFamilyTruckster- just as a side note Tuesday Morning is about to move to the old Rugged Wearhouse space at South Hills (they have a banner up there) so that will be another vacancy soon

  • dmccall Jan 9, 2012

    MacGregor Village isn't "popular". It is half empty because it is NOT popular.

  • YipesStripes Jan 9, 2012

    Off the top of my head, I can think of several businesses that have been in MacGregor Village for years - they must be doing somewhat well if they haven't closed. Bridal Gallery, MacGregor Ale House, Jimmy V's, Tony's Oyster Bar, Tuesday Morning, the shoe repair place....

    Regardless, I'd like to know why only Cary is being considered? Apex and Holly Springs are both booming towns, as well.

  • LuvLivingInCary Jan 9, 2012

    yea. that's the thing. that shopping center is a bomb and the owners have to be lookin at a way to unload it...

  • Fuquay Resident Jan 9, 2012

    Build it in Fuquay, we need more shopping.

  • mmtlash Jan 9, 2012

    um if the shopping center has vacancy issues it must not be all that popular.....