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Published October 15 2012

West Fargo Costco to open Oct. 23

WEST FARGO – Costco will open here one week from today.

The membership warehouse at 750 23rd Ave. E. will open at 8 a.m.

The 152,000-square-foot warehouse is the first Costco location in North Dakota.

The store on the corner of Interstate 94 and Veterans Boulevard will include a gas station, bakery, fresh meat and produce section, one-hour photo department, tire center, hearing aid center, and an optical department that will be staffed by an independent optometrist.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Costco’s low warehouse prices to the residents of West Fargo,” store manager Angela Bauer said in a statement. “They have been asking us to open here for a long time, and we already have made an impact on the local job market.”

Costco reports its employees are paid the “highest in the industry.”

Costco has headquarters in Issaquah, Wash., and has 610 stores worldwide.