Monday, April 29, 2013
Unofficially, Costco employee at Pentagon City store says Richmond Highway location will open in August.
While a large sign at the work site of the soon-to-be new Costco at 7940 Richmond Highway reads "Opening Spring 2013," like a lot of construction projects, the muddy, fenced location for the new mega-store looks as if it's going to take a little longer. How long? Patch was told Monday by a Pentagon City Costco employee that the date for the opening is August 8, but Patch could not confirm that date with the corporate headquarters in Washington state. In the meantime, the new Costco-to-be looks to be hiring, according to its Web site, which features a large list of job openings for the Richmond Highway location. The membership warehouse club is looking to hire everything from cake decorators to forklift drivers to meat cutters to tire …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Supervisor Jeff McKay said the construction is currently on schedule.
The construction on Costco Wholesale is still on schedule and the store is slated to open in spring or early summer, said Supervisor Jeff McKay in a recent interview. SFDC Marketing and Communications Director David Ben told Patch a few weeks ago that the ground at the location was being allowed to properly settle and the building itself won't take long to build. McKay said some people may have thought the construction progress was stalled because they went in early and tore down the old multiplex. "For environmental reasons they had to allow the site to sit for six months," McKay said. "In addition to that, because of some of the freezing temperatures we've had, they made a strategic decision to delay some of the other construction until …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The store is expected to open by next spring.
Construction on the Mount Vernon Costco Wholesale location, at Richmond Highway and Buckman Road, is progressing. According to SFDC Marketing and Communications Director David Ben, site prep work is progressing and the store is expected to open in May 2013. The store will be located at the former site of the Mount Vernon Multiplex, which was demolished last spring. The 143,000-square-foot warehouse will sit on a 12-acre site. Construction on the Costco Wholesale site began last spring. Other Costco locations in Virginia are near Pentagon City in Arlington and in Chantilly. For more updates on new businesses in Fort Hunt, subscribe to the Fort Hunt Patch daily newsletter. Click here to subscribe.
The store is expected to open by next summer.
The construction work on the Mount Vernon Costco Wholesale store at Richmond Highway and Buckman Road is progressing along as scheduled, officials say. Site prep work is progressing and the store is expected to open in May 2013, according to SFDC Marketing and Communications Director David Ben. The store will be located at the former site of the Mount Vernon Multiplex, which was demolished last spring. The 143,000-square-foot warehouse will sit on a 12-acre site. Construction on the Costco Wholesale site began last spring. Other Costco locations in Virginia are near Pentagon City in Arlington and in Chantilly. For more updates on new businesses in Fort Hunt, subscribe to the Fort Hunt Patch daily newsletter.Click here to subscribe.
Friday, May 11, 2012
The company is paying for the new features, according to county.
Costco Wholesale, set to open in 2013, will make a number of transportation and transit improvements at its new location on Richmond Highway. Since the new business was announced, some local residents have feared more congestion will surround the Richmond Highway/Ladson Lane intersection to the southeast of the Costco property. Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay said while some drivers may remain frustrated, Costco’s improvements are better than the alternative. “I’m glad we’re getting some improvements to this, in that, without Costco, we probably never would have gotten,” he said. McKay added: “Obviously, there’s going to be more traffic in the area, but one of the things I think people often forget was, it was not a Costco or nothing. …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
A roundup of this week’s top headlines from the Route 1 corridor.
From Huntington-Belle Haven Patch Huntington residents spoke about the issue of flood protection for their community at a Board of Supervisors public hearing Thursday. As of Tuesday, the “Stop the Floods” petition had more than 1,000 signatures from Fairfax County residents. From Fort Hunt Patch Construction on the new Costco on Richmond Highway began this week. The existing Mount Vernon Multiplex theater will be demolished sometime in the near future, said David Versel of the SFDC. Thieves have been stealing unattended packages at homes located in the Mount Vernon District, according to police. Police are asking residents to take extra precautions when ordering a package for delivery. Larcenies in the Mount Vernon District also increased …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Crews are in early stages of work on the site.
Construction crews have begun preliminary work at the future Route 1 home of Costco Wholesale. The existing Mount Vernon Multiplex Cinema will be demolished in the very near future, said David Versel, executive director of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation. Costco is still slated to open sometime in 2013. Costco closed on the property on Jan. 9. The finished structure is expected to cover more than 143,000 square feet.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Mount Vernon District supervisor updated residents on the latest news in Mount Vernon at the 25th annual town hall on Saturday
Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland got behind the wheel of his virtual bus tour for the 25th time on Saturday. The future of the district is bright, he said from Mount Vernon High School's Little Theatre, as he gave residents an update on the latest in economic development, transportation and community planning. "Lorton, all of a sudden is springing up like a flower," Hyland said. "With the metamorphosis of the Lorton Arts Foundation, the new schools…that area becomes one of the most exciting areas of opportunity in Fairfax County." Retiring Fairfax County Executive Tony Griffin gave an optimistic budget forecast. "I'm pleased to say that our budget situation is stable," he said. "The budget assumes the current tax rate. …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The demolition permit will be issued in the next month or two
Construction on the Costco Wholesale store at the former Mount Vernon Multiplex Cinema site on Route 1 will begin this summer. The demolition permit will be issued in the next 30 to 60 days, with construction beginning this summer, according to Jeff McKay, Lee District Supervisor. Costco closed on the property on Jan. 9 and now owns the 12-acre site of the former Mount Vernon Multiplex Cinema. The store is expected to open in spring of 2013. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Costco Wholesale’s application to build a 143,416 square foot warehouse last April. The Board of Supervisors negotiated with the New Gum Springs Civic Association and representatives from nearby Spring Green Apartments, and came to an agreement regarding …