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Costco Rumors

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I got $20 on the Wheeler Road/I-20 interchange (not really, I don't gamble, but if I did...).

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i doubt that it would be right by the sam's club & walmart since both are becoming supercenters but hey you never know, they might want alot of ppl in one area. But where would it go at i dont see any empty acres near bobby jones expressway/ 520. I would pick that it would be by bobby jones ford on wrightsboro rd because there's nothing but a kroger, or it could be put in the center near wheeler rd.

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Are all three of these locations in Richmond county?

I bet Costco will take a big bite out of Sam's club revenues.

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Wrightsboro rd is in richmond county, walmart & sam's club on 520 split the richmond, columbia county line one has walmart the other has sam's club. So if built on 520 it would be hard to tell who's side it would be on. The wheeler rd center would more than likely be in richmond county.

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good to hear.... COSTCO better make its way down to savannah..... savannah just opened 2 brand new Sams CLubs ...... it could use some competiton :)

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Costco could hurt or help Sam's Club when it comes. Interestingly, the Sams in Augusta is one of the top in the region with very high sales. It consistantly outperforms other Sams in larger markets, (even in ones with only 1 store), so even if a Costco was built it would still probably be a strong store. When Costco entered the Myrtle Beach market in South Carolina it actually HELPED the Sam's Club there. Can't tell you exactly how though.

BTW, I drove by the BJ's in Greenville at peak time on Saturday and there were probably a dozen cars in the parking lot...no joke.

Sams on the other hand was too busy to even find a close parking space. I think when Costco opens in a few months here, (G-ville) it will cost the Sams a little business. Moreso than BJ's which just seems so sub-standard.

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yeah the sam's in augusta has much traffic near by on 520, it is only 1 of 2 places the other downtown that have police on bikes alot. I know the owners of sam's club new that costco was coming so i dont think they would invest millions to become a supercenter if they thought they couldnt't compete.

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Rumor has it that Costco is actually trying to buy Bobby Jones Ford's property at twice the value. They must really want to get close to the mall.

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Rumor has it that Costco is actually trying to buy Bobby Jones Ford's property at twice the value. They must really want to get close to the mall.

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Not to mention the failing old Best Buy center across the street (Augusta West?)... Seems like that'd be the place to reinvest in...

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Well Bobby Jones Ford is actually considering selling it...the were offered double the price but we don't know by who. Specualtion is that it's Costco..but whoever it is Bobby Jones ford will most likely be moving.

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Riverwatch could use a costco to attract more ppl to its location. Its good to see were keeping up with nearby southern cities. Greenville sc & knoxville tn are supposed to add a costco this year also.

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Well then if Costco is going in at riverwatch then what could be going in at Bobby Jones Ford because I doubt seriously that Costco would built two locations in Augusta at this time. Could the ford dealership by the Augusta Mall become home to a BJ's or new Sams Club?

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Greenville and Spartanburg both got their new Costcos this past summer. I think the Greenville Costco is in a development similar if not a little more urban than the [email protected] development. Not sure where they put the one in Spartanburg but I think it went close to the mall there.

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Well then if Costco is going in at riverwatch then what could be going in at Bobby Jones Ford because I doubt seriously that Costco would built two locations in Augusta at this time. Could the ford dealership by the Augusta Mall become home to a BJ's or new Sams Club?

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