Kelowna's new Costco will open mid-February

Costco opening confirmed

Costco has announced the much-anticipated opening date for its new Kelowna location.

In an email Friday morning, Costco announced the new Springfield Road location will open Thursday, Feb. 17.

Construction on the new site began back in the spring of last year, after city council gave its blessing a little more than a year ago.

Costco had been looking for a new location for a number of years to replace its current warehouse at the corner of highways 33 and 97.

The company looked at locations near the airport and on the Westside, seeking more warehouse space, more parking and space for a gas bar, before settling on the Springfield Road location just east of Orchard Park Mall.

The store was expected to open in December, but supply chain issues reportedly delayed construction.

The new Costco gas bar opened last month.

Company officials don't expect any disruption in service with the move.

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