There are so many national chain stores that we should have in Bangor! Is Costco one of them?

Last year, the very first Maine Costco location opened in Scarborough, at The Downs. What is crazy about that sentence is that with 584 locations in the United States, they finally committed to coming to the state of Maine, even though they first went into business way back in 1983, so why aren't there more?

As of now, the only other New England locations are in the following spots:

Nashua, NH
Everett, MA
Avon, MA
West Springfield, MA
Waltham, MA
Colchester, VT
East Lyme, CT

Now we already have plenty of big-box retail stores here in the area, but Costco is the fifth largest retailer in the world, and is the world's largest retailer of choice and prime beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine. And in my opinion, we need something new to get excited about around here, so this would fit the bill nicely!

I can think of a few prime spots on the Bangor Mall side of town, where a Costco would fit in very nicely!

You can also shop for electronics, computers, furniture, outdoor living, appliances, jewelry and lots more.

As it turns out, Costco is always looking for new locations, so you can actually let them know that you would like them to open up shop here in the Bangor area.

Here is how you can do it:

• On your desktop or laptop, go to the Costco website and can click the blue “Feedback” tab on the right side of the screen.
• On the Costco Mobile App, tap the “More” button, then select “App Feedback.”

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