Costco, the multinational corporation, is building a new warehouse store on an 18.25-acre site along Frank Avenue NW in Ohio’s Jackson Township. Having acquired the land in 2022 from Dressler Properties for $5.83 million, the new Costco will be a 160,000-square-foot warehouse store. It will have a convenience store and gas station. The new facility will serve as the anchor business for the Creekside Crossing development, attracting a stream of shoppers and fostering local economic growth.
The history of Costco traces back to its founding in 1983 by James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman in Seattle, Washington. Known for its warehouse club model, Costco has expanded rapidly to more than 800 locations worldwide. It is renowned for its vast array of products that span across food, clothing, electronics, furniture, and more, including its well-loved private label, Kirkland Signature. Costco’s commitment to keeping prices low for its members has made them one of the leading players in the global retail market.
According to Costco’s website, the new warehouse is expected to be complete by August 2023. It is listed as the North Canton store.
Aerial images of the area date back to 1952. These images show an expanse that was once predominantly farmland. The landscape began to shift in the 1960s with the construction of Interstate 77, sparking more development in the area. Over time, residential homes and commercial buildings gradually replaced the farmlands.