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Costco Wholesale has begun grading a site at the corner of Bald Ridge Marina Road and Market Place Boulevard. Aldo Nahed.

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1211 Bald Ridge Marina Road is located at the far north portion of Market Place Boulevard and near Ga. 400. (click for larger version)
May 06, 2013
CUMMING, Ga. — Forsyth County is getting a Costco Wholesale.

Everett Thompson, Cumming Planning and Zoning's chief building official, said construction is expected to wrap up by Thanksgiving on the 152,000-square-foot building on the northeast corner of Bald Ridge Marina Road and Market Place Boulevard near Ga. 400 and Exit 15.

"Everybody I've talked to says they are looking forward to them being here," Thompson said.

Plans were submitted to the city in February and construction crews are grading the site.

The $55 per year membership warehouse club has hundreds of locations worldwide and one in nearby Alpharetta.

A post about the new Costco on the Forsyth Herald Facebook page had one of the largest community responses and about 80 shares.

Comments ranged from "Yay," to "so excited." Others said they now wish for a Trader Joe's and Whole Foods to set up shop in Forsyth County.

Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt said Costco will create about 150 new jobs.

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    location
    May 28, 2013 | 12:16 PM

    why do you locate your stores close together. we need one at the end of ga. 400. near the premium outlet center. you would draw from the mountains of north ga. south Carolina and north Carolina..

    mary lou stone
    clarkesville, ga. 30523
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    Employment
    June 17, 2013 | 10:25 AM

    Looking for employment, can you tell me date and time when they would be accepting applications for employment

    Rickey DiVito
    Cumming, Ga
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    Cumming Costco
    July 11, 2013 | 10:31 PM

    Forsyth Co. is moving up! When is someone going to push to spruce up the Cumming square with nice shops and/or restaurants like the ones in old Alpharetta??

    Steve Lennen
    Cumming
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    Cumming Costco
    August 23, 2013 | 09:01 PM

    Nice shops and restaurants on the square sounds like an awesome idea and what I had hoped for in moving here. Wait, one problem, right around the corner we have come up with the brilliant idea of constructing a brand new, lovely and larger JAIL. I'm sure that's going to help business and make the square more beautiful. Hmmm... by the way why do we still have an old chinese restaurant that is about to crumble to the ground next to Sal's that hasn't changed in 7 years. Seems like whoever might have some potential influence and ability to help downtown Cumming has no intention of actually making it a thriving, beautiful town center that attracts shoppers and new business. It has been very disappointing as downtown Alpharetta or downtown Suwanee was what we had hoped for. For those that may read this that do have influence, please discuss with these cities to understand how it is done, because Cumming needs some help to get to where it should be!!!

    Joey
    cumming
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    Town Square
    September 05, 2013 | 04:15 PM

    REALLY...I've been living in the Cumming area for a few years and the town square is pretty pathetic. I hope there is some sort of plans to fix it up in the near future.

    Jon Weis
    Cumming
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    Costco
    November 11, 2013 | 03:43 PM

    I noticed the Costco site at Bald Ridge and Market has stopped work.
    Any news on Costcos plans ?


    Wayne Mattox
    Cummingr
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    Costco update
    December 28, 2013 | 05:28 PM

    All info posted is outdated. How about an update! When do you expect to open? Last info I see is Thanksgiving, that has come and gone and 2014 is days away.

    Walter Swenson
    Cumming
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    Costco Cumming Update
    December 29, 2013 | 03:08 PM

    The Costco deal fell through. Apparently in July the deal stalled due to differences between the current land owner(s) and Costco. If you look at the Costco website (www.costco.com/new-locations.html) you'll see no plans in the near future announced for Cumming.

    Rosannadanna
    Cumming
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