Here We Grow With a New Costco...In Lodi, CA!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE# 01437147

I’ve lived in and around Lodi, CA for a very long time and it’s not too often that we have a lot of options when it comes to shopping. Oh, we have our much loved Kohl’s, Target, and Wal-Mart, but just shy of venturing out to the malls in Stockton, Modesto or Sacramento, sometimes I’d like a little variety.

Well here it comes in the form of a brand new Costco being built in the Reynolds Ranch area of Lodi at the corner of Harney Ln and Hwy 99 Frontage Rd.

I’ve even heard that there may be a Best Buy and/or a Home Depot to join in on the same center location.  I don’t need the Home Depot, but a Best Buy would surely be fun!

For now let’s just get this new Costco completed and open for business.  I’m ready for all it has to offer, which will most likely be at the end of this summer.  Can I get an “Open, open, open!?”

Oh, and by the way, there will be a gas station included as well at this location,which is fine as long as it’s not taking up the space where Best Buy should be going.  LOL!

What will this do for the real estate needs in Lodi?  Will the upcoming new employees already be here or will some of the expected 300 employees need a really great Realtor® to help them find a new home?  I’m hoping for the latter since it would only help with the current available homes that need a new owner to fill in the gaps in our current real estate market.  There are many great real estate deals with all of the Short Sales in Lodi as well as the ones in Stockton, not to mention the bank owned foreclosures, and even a few traditional owner sales.

Let us know if you are excited about the new Lodi Costco, or if you think it’s making our quaint little wine community too commercial.

 

Comments (4)

Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton
The Nines Team At Keller Williams - Stockton, CA
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton

Randy - I'm a downtowner ... and I worry that the box stores will drag away needed revenue from the downtown stores that recycle their profits into our local economy.  Costco ... Best Buy ... their profits dollars go far, far away!  The jobs thing is also a balancing act - if we gain in Reynolds Ranch and lose in the core of our business section ... hard to say what the "net" gain will be.  With the high rates of unemployment we might be much better served working to build new small business owners out of the under employed ... supported by our own local business community.  (Stepping off soap box now!)

Mar 22, 2011 04:05 PM
Randy Elliott
RE/MAX Gold - Lodi, CA
REALTOR : Lodi / Stockton, CA

Hey Jack...Great points.  I agree about needing more small business ventures for our lovely Lodi.  I'll probably still shop at Costco and eventually Best Buy, but I do hope that it doesn't put any of our awesome local business owners in the unemployment line.

Mar 22, 2011 04:26 PM
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Randy--I know when the big guys come in it hurts the little guys, but I think this is a sign of good things to come for the growth in your community.  A lot of research is done before they put in a new WalMart, Cosco or Sam's Club.  I hope you have your best real estate year yet!!

Mar 29, 2011 02:38 PM
Randy Elliott
RE/MAX Gold - Lodi, CA
REALTOR : Lodi / Stockton, CA

Pat, I'm sure you're exactly right about all the research.  I would think the research they conduct is with a need to look good on their end more than anyone else's though.  I do think it'll be good for our community as well.  If this is my best year yet, then at least I'll soon have somewhere new to spend all the money.  Ha!

Mar 29, 2011 05:04 PM