Costco set to open in Loves Park on Friday

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LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) -- The countdown begins. Costco's grand opening in Loves Park is set for Friday, August 23.

Costco will be located at 5000 Stadium Dr.

Company officials tell 23 News that nearly 7,000 memberships have already been purchased.

"We're really excited about being here in the community, and it looks like the community is excited for us," says Nathan Gentry, assistant general manager of Costco. "We've had conversations as far as traffic flow to ensure that everybody can come in and out and shop starting Friday."

Costco has also partnered with Loves Park police and fire departments to make sure the shopping experience is safe and enjoyable once doors open.

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