Council Lou Trangucci at the South End Civic League meeting this week stated Costco is getting a lot of competition from the newly opened BJ’s in Pelham. Costco is considering spending several million dollars to their New Rochelle store. One department under consideration is the bakery department.
Trangucci noted that competition for Costco is going to impact the City of New Rochelle as declining sales decreases revenue from sales tax. Costco contributes over $1 million a year to city coffers.
Trangucci also stated that the former Linens and Things site has potential for a new store. Simone is negotiating for that site.