Could it be? Does Costco Wholesale have plans to expand its brand in El Paso?

As our city continues to grow, more and more national and regional chains have taken notice. There's been a surge of them lately establishing locations around town or announcing future plans to do so.

So, is Costco Wholesale planning a second El Paso location? That’s the rumor, but we’ve heard this one before.

Last year it was a location on the Northeast they were supposedly interested in, and the year before that the popular members-only warehouse was allegedly going to take over the space Sears once occupied at Sunland Park Mall.

The scuttlebutt this time is that they have their eye on the far west side. According to the El Paso Inc. “Whispers” column:

This time the location is said to be along Interstate 10 near Transmountain Road in Northwest El Paso.

The report doesn't say how they know or who they may have heard this from, but a location on that side of town makes sense. Northwest El Paso and Canutillo are definitely booming. From Artcraft to the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso has become a very busy corridor, and right now the Walmart Supercenter in the West Town Marketplace is the only big box option in the area.

The company does not comment on future warehouses or discuss property it’s interested in buying, so they’re not talking. We’ll just have to play the waiting game on this one. And on In-N-Out. And H-E-B. And Trader Joe's. And …

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