Have you been to the mall in Wheaton recently? Step inside the new Costco wing around the back, and you'll find lots of "coming soon" signs.
Patch spoke with Westfield Wheaton's marketing director, Sidney Woods, about when these stores and restaurants are expected to open.
Woods said that those expected to open later this year include Mayorga Coffee, All Cell and Classic Diamond Jewelers.
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, Choice Beer and Wine, and Chipotle are anticipated to open in 2013, he said.
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What drew in business like Mayorga and Chipotle? A new anchor store in the mall: Costco. However, Costco's scheduled Oct. 18 opening was delayed, and no new opening date has been announced. Costco officials said the delay was due to unspecified construction issues, but Woods told Patch that it was an "aesthetic, not a structural issue."
"We're optimistic that we can open this year," Woods said. [Editor's Note, 10/24/12: Woods emphasized in a follow-up conversation with Patch that Costco's opening date is still unknown to Westfield, and that it is very uncertain whether Costco will open in 2012 or in 2013.]
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