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Costco has deal to build in Oklahoma City

A Costco would be built on the corner of N. Western Ave. and Kilpatrick Turnpike under an agreement with Oklahoma City. (KOKH/Will Maetzold)

A deal has been reached by Oklahoma City and Costco to build a new store on the corner of Western Ave. and the Kilpatrick Turnpike.

It includes up to $3 million in sales tax incentives that still needs to be voted by the Economic Development Trust to get final approval.

Kim Holser, who lives just north of the proposed site, said the store would be welcome in town.

"It's kind of been some open, bare land for awhile so I think it'll be a really good addition to the area," Holser said. "We're excited about it."

She said she thinks this is a good spot for it, where more is being built for people to do.

"Definitely with Top Golf it's added a lot of appeal to the area," Holser said. "And we hear plans that the landlord is planning on building a whole community here."

Holser said she thinks it will provide good competition with other stores and attract lots of customers from across the city.

"I lived in Arizona before and there's a Costco there," Holser said. "They have great food and good prices and some really unique items. I think they get a lot different product than Sam's Club does."

Kyle Henry of Oklahoma City said this is a good spot for a Costco.

"Honestly, I love it," Henry said. "I used to drive up and down the turnpike all the time. It's never really been an area I stopped by and looked at. Now it actually gives you a reason."

Costco has a contract for the land and has been waiting for an agreement with the city to proceed.

The city's economic development trust is expected to vote on the sales tax incentives on Feb. 20.

The Oklahoma City Council would still have to approve the tax incentives.

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