Costco opens in Manhattan: Big box retailer for shoe-box living


Manhattan just got its first Costco (COST). The store on E. 116th Street opened on Thursday, making it the first discount club to open in the borough. The experience isn't entirely new, however, as many club members already live in the city. Now, they'll be able to enjoy a shorter jaunt to the nearest Costco.

The store boasts more than 105,000 square feet of selling space and 3,500 products, according to the New York Post. There's an optical department (with doctor), pharmacy and enormous fresh foods area, along with a photo center and food court ... basically, the Manhattan Costco has everything, as the rest of the country already knows, and it comes in one size: huge.