Whether the news makes you cheer or grimace, Costco is finally opening in Manhattan. The East 116th Street store opens Thursday, November 12th at 8am (this is a special time for opening day). A basic membership is $50 for a year. I think I audibly gulped at the price.
Until the end of the year, there's a special offer if you bring a friend to sign up with you. Maybe the $10 (or $20 if you can convince 2 people to sign up) sweetens the deal a bit. (Click here for the original email that you'll need to take with you)
Costco is the first store to open in the long awaited East River Complex. The New York Times reports that the others (like Target, Best Buy and Marshall's) will open next spring.