The demolition of Mount Vernon Multiplex Cinema is nearly complete, paving the way for a new Costco Wholesale.
Preliminary work on the future Richmond Highway home of Costco began in April. The store is slated to open sometime in 2013. It will cover more than 143,000 square feet.
Costco closed on the 12-acre site on Jan. 9. In its traffic-impact analysis submitted to the Fairfax County Planning Commission, Costco analysts predicted that 737 new peak-hour trips on Saturday and 4,496 new daily trips on weekdays would occur after completion of the store.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond Highway handles about 60,000 vehicles per day.