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Costco Barrhaven opens with much fanfare

_ (press release) _ ** Ottawa, ON – ** Costco Wholesale opened its newest membership warehouse club in Barrhaven today located at – 4315 Strandherd Drive.


Attending the opening were Mr. Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa, Ms. Lisa MacLeod, MPP for Nepean-Carleton, Ms. Jan Harder, City Councillor of Barrhaven; along with Pierre Riel, Senior Vice-President & General Manager, Costco Wholesale Eastern Canada; and Ruth Hall, General Manager of the new warehouse as well as invited guests.



“The opening of this Costco Wholesale is a great example of Ottawa’s booming economy and growth,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The new Costco is a considerable investment which will provide numerous employment opportunities, strengthen our local economy and contribute to the vibrancy of our City.”


“With the opening of this new warehouse, we can be closer to and better serve our members who, in the past, needed to travel to our busy location on Merivale & West Hunt Club.  Additionally, we can now better meet the needs of the region and bring new consumers to uncover the benefits of a Costco membership,” said Mr. Riel _ . _ The new 148,000-square-foot location will feature a variety of convenient specialty departments including on-site bakery, fresh meat, fresh produce, and rotisserie chicken, an optical centre including an onsite independent optometrist, hearing center, tire centre, food court, 1 hr. photo center, pharmacy and gas station.


Like all other Costco Wholesale clubs, the new Barrhaven location offers 4,000 high-quality items at warehouse prices.  The company helps small to medium-size businesses save money on both supplies and items for resale, and provides a wide range of products and services for members’ personal use as well.


“Costco members are always looking for great value.  They will undoubtedly find that this convenient and spacious new location will present an incomparable choice of merchandise and services – at prices that only Costco Wholesale can offer,” commented Ms. Hall, Warehouse Manager of the new Barrhaven location.


Costco Wholesale is open to members only.  The annual fee is just $55 for a _ Business Membership _ or $55 for a _ Gold Star Membership _ .  All Costco Wholesale memberships include a FREE spouse card, and are valid at Costco locations around the world. ** _ « Executive » membership _ ** The company also offers an enhanced category called _ Executive Membership _ .  Those who choose this option receive additional savings on services such as residential or business long-distance and Internet plans, residential or auto insurance, as well as exclusive offers such as payment processing programs.  The annual _ Executive Membership _ fee is $110 per year and includes a 2% reward (up to $750 annually) on all qualifying Costco purchases.


In addition to these _ Executive membership _ rewards, all Costco members can also receive up to a 3% reward thanks to the new free Capital One Platinum MasterCard.


Costco members can also make purchases at Costco.ca , where they will find thousands of items that are available online only. ** _ _ ** ** _ About Costco Wholesale _ ** Costco Wholesale currently operates 717 warehouses worldwide and operates 93 warehouse-clubs across the Canada including five (5) in the National Capital Region:  Gloucester, Nepean, Kanata, Gatineau, and now Barrhaven.  The first Costco Wholesale location opened in Burnaby, BC in October of 1985 and the first location in Ottawa opened on July 10


, 1991.


Costco Wholesale employs over 30,000 people in Canada with more than 1,800 in National Capital Region.  Its Canadian head office is located at 415 West Hunt Club Road in Ottawa, Ontario and employs over 800 people.


Corporate sales for the fiscal year ending August 28, 2016, were in excess of $116.1 billion (US) (COST – NASDAQ).