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New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

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Re: New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

Postby 500CBFan » 01 Aug 2015, 14:16

Hm, just had a friend tell me the Guandu Costco is already open. He said his friends told him, so it's not like this is first-hand info, but I guess it bears checking out.

Found this Facebook page, looks like it's open? Or these are posted by people working there, perhaps. Bah, need to see it myself.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Costco-% ... 2794958797
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Re: New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

Postby Cooperations » 02 Aug 2015, 13:24

500CBFan wrote:Hm, just had a friend tell me the Guandu Costco is already open. He said his friends told him, so it's not like this is first-hand info, but I guess it bears checking out.

Found this Facebook page, looks like it's open? Or these are posted by people working there, perhaps. Bah, need to see it myself.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Costco-% ... 2794958797

Your friend is misinformed. The building is not even finished yet.
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Re: New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

Postby nonredneck » 03 Aug 2015, 12:12

Plus you can't find the new location on Costco's Taiwan web site. I'm sure it would be listed there once it's open.
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Re: New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

Postby BigJohn » 03 Aug 2015, 14:12

I heard from a local fellow that it is supposed to open in November. They are already selling memberships through my building complex's community committee, so that seems quite believable, although no one would be surprised by any further delays.
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Re: New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

Postby Cooperations » 04 Aug 2015, 10:56

The company refuses to say anything but "by the end of the year." I've asked. The reason is that there are things they can't control, like building permits, fire inspection, etc. It will be a while I think before we know for sure. They've been given strict orders to say nothing but 年底前.
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Re: New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

Postby enzo+ » 06 Aug 2015, 20:25

You can also buy memberships for the Guandu Costco at the Vie Show complex (former Warner Village). They set up a table between the escalator and the Taiwan Dageda cellphone store.
Work on the complex itself is going full steam ahead, but I would say November, certainly not September. It's located right by the side of the MRT track - which is why I know this, you can see it from the trains - close to the Koo cancer hospital, sort of between the Zhongyi and Guandu MRT stations, but I don't know which station will be more convenient.
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Re: New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

Postby 500CBFan » 19 Aug 2015, 09:50

The news now says it's set to open November 15. http://www.nownews.com/n/2015/08/17/1785078
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Re: New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

Postby Cooperations » 19 Aug 2015, 13:42

500CBFan wrote:The news now says it's set to open November 15. http://www.nownews.com/n/2015/08/17/1785078

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Re: New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

Postby gavmasterflash » 16 Dec 2015, 20:00

Any word if this is open yet? I thought I saw a TV commercial on CNN stating that it would be open sometime in December. Anyone know for sure?
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Re: New Costco Coming to Guandu, Beitou District, Taipei

Postby SunnyboyInTaiwan » 16 Dec 2015, 20:06

gavmasterflash wrote:Any word if this is open yet? I thought I saw a TV commercial on CNN stating that it would be open sometime in December. Anyone know for sure?


Supposed to be open by December 5, but postponed until, who knows.

I am in Beitou, so Guandu would be quite good, much better than Zhonghe or Neihu.
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