The long-awaited Costco in Hanford opens at 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27.
The store is at 2395 E. Lacey Blvd., at Highway 43 near Highway 198. If it’s doing any opening day specials or giveaways, it’s keeping quiet about them.
The Costco will have almost everything a typical Costco does, including a gas station, tire center, deli and bakery. An optometrist is the only thing it won’t have.
Typically, the store will open at 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and on Sundays. It opens at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. It stays open until 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and until 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Another 350,000 square feet of retail space is slated for the rest of the shopping center. A building under construction now will house a Starbucks, Verizon, Subway and a local Japanese restaurant that hasn’t picked a name yet, says developer John Kashian.
A Panda Express and a Taco Bell are in the works too, he says.