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Costco Membership Office Opens at Wheaton Mall

Westfield Wheaton is preparing for the Costco store opening in October.

Westfield Wheaton has announced that the membership office for the incoming Costco is now open, located on the mall's upper level near . 

The office will be open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Westfield spokesperson Sidney Woods wrote in an email to Patch that the customer service office will provide membership and hiring information.

Costco is scheduled to open on October 18. See photos of the under construction.

Are you signing up for a Costco membership? Tell us in the comments.

Bill September 07, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Woo-hoo!!
Deborah September 07, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Everyone I know who has had a Costco open in their neighborhood has received a mailing for free membership for a limited amount of time. I hope they will do that in Wheaton. Maybe it's better to wait and see instead of going ahead and paying the membership fee now.
Interrobang September 07, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Thanks for the tip!
Hope Williard September 07, 2012 at 03:12 PM
thanks Deborah
Timothy September 07, 2012 at 03:28 PM
That may not be such a good idea. Please keep in mind that the Costco membership fee ($55 per year for the most basic) is fully refundable at ANY time. If you wait for a free membership offer (that may never materialize), you risk losing out on all off the holiday bargains that will be offered in the first couple of months. And you may not get the monthly coupon book that can save you even more. I'd suggest dropping in to the membership office in the Plaza and ask them if there are going to be free memberships offered. I think you may find that Costco offers free memberships when it is expanding into new territory as a way of getting folks to try it. With Costco already in the northern part of MoCo, in Beltsville, and soon in DC, Costco already has name recognition and a loyal following around here.
Bill Samuel September 07, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Our reverse Robin Hood County Executive, who believes taxes are for redistributing the income from low and middle income people to wealthy corporations, has made us Montgomery County taxpayers pay $4 million to build Costco's store. But of course he didn't ask for anything in return for us. We each already paid far more than the cost of a membership so that Costco could have a store in Wheaton. He should have required that Montgomery taxpayers be allowed to shop at the store we helped build without paying a membership fee. But that would be working for the people, and Ike Leggett would never do a thing like that.
MocoLoco September 07, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Waaaaaa. This election, people are whining about those big bad corporations. Corporations which employ 155 million of us. Trust me--if you start shopping at Costco, you'll save more than your membership fee, and more than your pro rata share of that $4 million. Leave the class warfare for a different forum.
jag September 07, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Half the county complains we aren't enough like VA in handing out corporate subsidies to every business and the other half complains that the handful of subsidies MD does give are the worst thing to have ever happened to the world. What a lovely time we live in, where everyone can whine like a baby online all day.
Timothy September 07, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Mr. Samuel, your figures are, once again, just plain wrong. Reasonable people can disagree about whether the $4 million the County gave Westfield to help pay for getting Costco was a good idea. personally, I was against it. But since there are approximately one million people in Montgomery County, your "share" of that money comes to about $4. The lowest priced membership at Costco is $55 per year. I have no idea why you think Costco should be obligated to give out $55,000,000 per year in free memberships to County residents in perpetuity in return for a one-time grant of $4 million to Westfield. Try a Costco membership; it's refundable in full if you are not satisfied.
Teresa September 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Please bring the gas station. Please.......

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