New Costco to Officially Open

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Officials are set to cut the ribbon Wednesday on a multi-million dollar Costco store in Fort Wayne. The new location could employ up to 200 workers. October 14, 2013

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Costco will open a membership warehouse in Fort Wayne on Wednesday October 16, 2013. The ribbon cutting will start at 7:30 a.m. with the doors open for business at 8 a.m. The 149,000 square-foot warehouse is located at 5110 Value Drive, at the southwest corner of Interstate 69 and Lima Road.

Previously, residents of the area had to drive approximately 102 miles northeast to Toledo, Ohio, 110 miles southwest to Castleton or 116 miles to Northwest Indianapolis to shop at Costco.

"We are thrilled to be bringing Costco's low warehouse prices to the residents of Fort Wayne," said Warehouse Manager Melanie Crysler. "They have been asking us to open here for a long time, and we already have made an impact on the local job market. We look forward to contributing to the community in many ways."

Like other Costco locations, the Fort Wayne warehouse will offer quality, name-brand and private-label merchandise at incredible values. Costco helps businesses save money on supplies and on items for resale, and provides a wide range of products and services for personal use as well.

The new Costco location will feature a variety of convenient specialty departments, including a Gas Station, Fresh Bakery, Fresh Meat, Fresh Produce, and Fresh Deli with Rotisserie Chicken, Optical Department with Independent Doctor of Optometry, 1-Hour Photo, Pharmacy, Tire Center, Hearing Aid Center, Fine Wine & Liquor and Food Court. Member also can save on Costco Services such as Travel and Auto Buying.

This warehouse will be the fourth Costco location in Indiana, 455th in the U.S. and 639th worldwide. Costco has 71 million cardholders throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico England, Scotland, Wales, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia and Japan.

The Company has been recognized throughout the country for providing its employees with real living wages- the highest in the industry- and for its ethical business practices.

Costco's home office is located in Issaquah, Wash. The company is publically traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol COST.

For more information about Costco, please visit Costco.com and search: Investor Relations.

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is the new organization that unifies the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, serving as a single point of contact for economic growth in Greater Fort Wayne. Together, we're growing a more prosperous, vibrant community in Greater Fort Wayne. To learn more about Greater Fort Wayne Inc., visit www.greaterfortwayneinc.com.

Source: Greater Fort Wayne Inc.