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Costco announces opening date for Oceanside location

Costco's eighth Long Island store, seen here on

Costco's eighth Long Island store, seen here on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, opens next week. Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

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.

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