A marketing manager for Costco confirmed the retail giant will open its New Orleans store September 21.
“There’s a grand opening and ribbon cutting September 21 at 7 a.m.,” Pamela Senator said.
The warehouse originally planned to open September 5, Senator said, but that date was pushed back to accommodate city street work.
She said they’ve hired 100 full-time employees and 100 part-time employees.
“The part-time employees all receive full benefits,” said Senator, a reason she said she’s proud to work for the organization.
Senator said Costco is not here to compete with small business, but rather to serve them.
“The point is that we feel that we’re there to service the mom and pop shops,” said Senator.
People interested in learning more about the store or membership opportunities can visit Costco’s two mobile office locations said Senator. There is one currently located at Lakeside mall and another at Xavier University.