A Costco Wholesale club in Oceanside that’s been in the works since 2014 will finally open next week.
The 148,000-square-foot Costco warehouse at 3705 Hampton Rd. near Daly Boulevard, will open Aug. 23 at 8 a.m., a Costco spokesman said Wednesday. The store has a deli, bakery, food court, optical department, pharmacy and photo center, the company’s website said.
The members’ shopping club will also include a gas station, which will open a couple of weeks after the store, officials said. The site was formerly an oil-storage facility.
The Oceanside location will be Costco’s eighth on Long Island, according to the website.
In 2014, Costco had applied for tax benefits for the $49 million project from the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency. The IDA decided then not to act on the application, amid controversy regarding a 2013 state law prohibiting IDAs from aiding most retailers.
According to its 2014 IDA application, Costco planned to employ more than 200 people at the location.