On a recent Sunday morning, a young woman and her husband pulled into the front parking lot of a Costco in Tuscaloosa, Ala., just as a crowd of reporters were getting ready to arrive for the company’s annual conference.
The couple walked up to the car and got out, pulling out their laptop and checking out the new Costco store.
“I was looking for a warehouse,” she said, adding that she had recently purchased an old one in Tijuana, Mexico.
The wife, who has worked at Costco for more than a decade, said she was excited to finally be able to see what she had grown to love about the company.
“It’s a really cool store, and I love the way it’s organized, and everything about it’s so nice,” she told reporters.
“Everything about it is really well organized.”
The new Costco in Alabama opened its doors on Jan. 11.
It’s the first Costco in the United States to open in a city other than Atlanta, a decision the company says was driven by the need to create a more attractive store for families.
The company says it is not the first company to open a new store in Georgia.
“We wanted to bring more people to the state,” Costco said in a statement.
“This project in Tuckerton is a step in the right direction to make that happen.”
A Costco spokesman said the new location is located on the property of the company, and the couple will be able “to walk up to a Costco truck and check out the store as soon as they get there.”
Costco has been trying to expand in Georgia since it opened in 2012.
It has more than 500 stores, but only about 100 are open in Georgia, according to its website.
The first two locations in Turgut County, near the Alabama border, opened last year.
They had an opening weekend, but the company decided to open them later in the year because they were more convenient.
“They’re very convenient and convenient,” said Mike Soto, a former Georgia Costco director and an executive with the Turgu County Chamber of Commerce.
“When they’re open, people come in. “
They’re not going to be sitting there waiting for someone else to come in and do a delivery. “
When they’re open, people come in.
The first store in the state opened in Tungurka, a rural town in northern Georgia about 10 miles north of the city of Atlanta, in March 2017. “
There’s no way you’re going to get an order out of that store in Tugart County.”
The first store in the state opened in Tungurka, a rural town in northern Georgia about 10 miles north of the city of Atlanta, in March 2017.
The store is located in a warehouse that was built by the company more than 50 years ago, but it is now home to its warehouse distribution center.
About 60 workers live in the warehouse, which is operated by the Georgia Department of Labor and Industries.
In addition to their jobs, they receive about $6,000 a year in health care benefits.
“Costco is the most visible and most important employer in Tulsa,” said Tungu County Mayor David Williams, who was in Tuvaga County last month when the new warehouse opened.
“Their presence is not only important in our community but in the country as well.”
While the new site may seem to be an improvement, it has its drawbacks, including traffic, parking and noise issues.
“Our primary concern is the quality of the environment and the overall safety of the workers,” said John Haines, president of the Tuvago County Chamber.
“The noise that’s coming from that warehouse is not good for our residents.”
The Costco location is a little more than 30 miles from the original Tunguvaga warehouse that closed more than five years ago.
It was demolished and replaced by a Costco warehouse just a few years ago in an effort to save money and expand its warehouse operations.
Costco announced in April that it would open a store in nearby Mobile, Ala.
The new location in Mobile has an opening day for the first time in 2017.
“From our perspective, this is a win for Tuvagos,” said Hainens, who represents the Tungavans in Togoland.
“Tuvagos are a huge part of our economy, and it was very important for us to open that new store.”