Gilroy Costco set to open Feb. 27

An estimated 120 new jobs from meat cutting to optometry and
scores of products
– all of them bulk-sized and low-priced – are coming to Gilroy
late next month.
An estimated 120 new jobs from meat cutting to optometry and scores of products – all of them bulk-sized and low-priced – are coming to Gilroy late next month.

Costco Wholesale, the warehouse merchandising giant, announced its Gilroy store would open Feb. 27 with an 8 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony at its 7251 Camino Arroyo location on the southeast side of town.

“Everything is on schedule, actually about 10 days ahead of schedule, so the Feb. 27 date is looking real solid to us right now,” Costco Regional Manager John Booth said.

The “garlic town” Costco is the 44th location to open up in the company’s Bay Area region, which runs from the Oregon border roughly to Salinas and from Reno, Nev. to the Pacific coast, Booth said.

Employment applications are available at the state Economic Development Department, 190 Leavesley Road in Gilroy.

Local residents are encouraged to apply. Many residents who work at Costco stores elsewhere in the Bay Area will be transferred to the local store, Booth said.

The opening of Costco precedes the arrival of Lowe’s home improvement store and a Chili’s chain restaurant in the same area.

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