Big Box Alert:
Costco's Officially Coming To Harlem
April 1, 2009
It's not its first try to get a Manhattan store built, but Costco has succeeded in securing a site in Harlem. The big box club retailer, beloved in the suburbs, has finally been issued the variances required for the nighttime deliveries it needs to operate, and will officially assume the spot that once belonged to Home Depot in the East River Plaza development rising on the FDR Drive between 116th and 119th Streets.
Is that a little too far out of your way? Would a Target add to the attraction? Between those two giant draws, we expect East Harlem to be the new shopping destination by the end of the year when these stores are expected to open.
We'll be there for sure.
First Manhattan Costco in Forest City’s East River Plaza (NY Observer)