Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The new Costco is like a wonderland for my kids. Staunching the binge buying is going to take some effort.
Back when my kids were in diapers, my husband and I were Costco members and would head down to Beltsville every month or so to buy diapers, oranges, ground beef, and usually an impulse purchase or two. (Two dozen Sharpies in a rainbow of colors? Yes, please!) Side note: Have you noticed that everyone has an opinion on which is the best Costco? Side note to the side note: No one thinks it is the Beltsville location. Now that there is a Costco within walking distance of our house, we re-signed up under the premise that we could go there to buy just milk or just bread—or just 32 new acrylic drinking glasses. My husband is thrilled to be back in the land of bulk purchasing, but for my kids, who don't remember experiencing the joy of warehouse …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Restaurant news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, a kosher dairy bakery takes center plate. One meat: The Costco that opened earlier this month at the Wheaton mall includes a kosher dairy bakery, Wheaton Patch reported. What makes Costco's bakery different from the other kosher bakeries in the area is that it is dairy, instead of pareve. Pareve baked goods, because they are prepared without dairy or meat, can then be eaten at a meal with either dairy or meat, under kosher guidelines. "Following the same rules, Costco's dairy baked goods cannot be eaten at meals with meat, but its bakery is the only place nearby where you'll be able to find a kosher cheesecake…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The first of eight hearings for Costco's special exception application for a 16-pump gas station in Wheaton takes place April 26.
The Wheaton Costco store opened April 10, but without a gas station. Hearings for Costco's special exception application for a 16-pump gas station on the Westfield Wheaton property begin Friday. The case will come before Martin Grossman, director of the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings; the final determination will be made by the Board of Appeals. The April 26 hearing is the first of eight. Subsequent dates are May 1, May 6, May 14, May 17, May 20, May 23 and June 4. Each hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, Second Floor Davidson Memorial Hearing Room, at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The Montgomery County Planning Board has already weighed in, voting in opposition to Costco's gas …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Watch a video clip of Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett speaking to reporters Wednesday morning at the Wheaton Costco opening.
Standing outside the newly opened Costco in Wheaton Wednesday morning, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett talked of the $4 million subsidy that the county gave Westfield Wheaton for construction of the Costco. Related Articles on Wheaton Patch: - Costco Subsidy Passes Council (May 17, 2011) - Costco Subsidy Takes Nine Years to Pay Back, Westfield Held to Conditions (April 28, 2011) - Wheaton Costco Opens (April 10, 2013) - Photos: Inside the Wheaton Costco (April 9, 2013)
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The membership warehouse store opened to a flood of customers at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Westfield Wheaton mall.
After a delay of almost six months, the Wheaton Costco is open for business. Pat Fahey, the warehouse store's general manager, cut the ribbon at the entrance at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, and a line of shoppers began streaming into the store, located in the old Hecht's location at the Westfield Wheaton mall. County Executive Isiah Leggett, whose office had announced that he would be cutting the ribbon, arrived shortly before 8 a.m. and the ribbon-cutting was re-enacted, holding up more shoppers who appeared impatient to get inside the store. Fahey said he decided to cut the ribbon earlier because "we have members who are waiting to shop." Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal (D-At large) also came to the Costco opening. "This is …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Take a look inside the new Costo at the Westfield Wheaton mall.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Check out our countdown clock on Patch.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Keep track of how much time is left until Costco opens at the Wheaton mall.
The Wheaton Costco will open Wednesday, April 10, at the Westfield Wheaton mall. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 8 a.m., according to the mall's marketing director, Ken Buckner. After the ribbon-cutting, Costco will be open for customers. Will you be shopping at Costco on the day it opens? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The hearings will take place after the Costco store opens on April 10.
The hearings for Costco's special exception application for a 16-pump gas station in Wheaton have been postponed. The new schedule calls for eight hearings, beginning on April 26, with subsequent hearings on May 1, May 6, May 14, May 17, May 20, May 23 and June 4. Each hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, Second Floor Davidson Memorial Hearing Room, at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The Costco store is scheduled to open April 10 at Westfield Wheaton. For more background on the Costco gas station, read the topics page on Wheaton Patch. On Feb. 28, the Montgomery County Planning Board voted in opposition to Costco's gas station proposal. In the next stage of the special exception process, the …
Friday, March 1, 2013
A hearing examiner and the Board of Appeals will make the final decision on the proposed gas station's fate.
Costco should not be able to build a gas station at its new Wheaton location, county planners said Thursday night. In a 3-2 vote, after nearly six hours of reviewing a planning staff report and hearing testimony that at times became emotional, the Montgomery County Planning Board recommended denial of Costco's special exception application for the 16-pump gas station. The case next goes to a hearing examiner, who will take up Costco's application at 9:30 a.m. on March 11, 15, 18, and 22 in the Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, Second Floor Davidson Memorial Hearing Room, at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The Costco store is scheduled to open April 10 at Westfield Wheaton. Why the Planning Board Voted 'No' The Planning Board came …