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  • Post #1261 - February 4th, 2024, 7:43 am
    Post #1261 - February 4th, 2024, 7:43 am Post #1261 - February 4th, 2024, 7:43 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:For me, I just try to get in and get out as quickly as possible, lol.
    =R=

    And never on Saturday.
  • Post #1262 - February 5th, 2024, 12:17 pm
    Post #1262 - February 5th, 2024, 12:17 pm Post #1262 - February 5th, 2024, 12:17 pm
    lougord99 wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:For me, I just try to get in and get out as quickly as possible, lol.
    =R=

    And never on Saturday.

    Ha! Mom wanted to go to Costco yesterday. Sunday afternoon to the Naperville store on Route 59 and 75th with an octogenarian in an electric shopping cart. :shock: She wanted to accompany me to the corner of the store that had toilet paper. No ma'am. We had gotten what we needed (after I ran back for the tp) and it was time to get out.
    -Mary
  • Post #1263 - February 5th, 2024, 4:08 pm
    Post #1263 - February 5th, 2024, 4:08 pm Post #1263 - February 5th, 2024, 4:08 pm
    Niles is closer to me but I often go to Glenview instead as it's comparatively more chill/less crowded.
  • Post #1264 - February 6th, 2024, 8:25 am
    Post #1264 - February 6th, 2024, 8:25 am Post #1264 - February 6th, 2024, 8:25 am
    AaronSinger wrote:Niles is closer to me but I often go to Glenview instead as it's comparatively more chill/less crowded.

    I'm slightly closer to Niles but I usually go to Glenview for the same reason. The risk of being run over in the parking lot is roughly the same, although you will probably be hit by a nicer vehicle in Glenview...
    "Goldie, how many times have I told you guys that I don't want no horsin' around on the airplane?"
  • Post #1265 - February 6th, 2024, 12:27 pm
    Post #1265 - February 6th, 2024, 12:27 pm Post #1265 - February 6th, 2024, 12:27 pm
    cito wrote:
    AaronSinger wrote:Niles is closer to me but I often go to Glenview instead as it's comparatively more chill/less crowded.

    I'm slightly closer to Niles but I usually go to Glenview for the same reason. The risk of being run over in the parking lot is roughly the same, although you will probably be hit by a nicer vehicle in Glenview...


    And getting in/out of the parking lot using Lehigh makes it an even easier decision.
  • Post #1266 - February 6th, 2024, 3:22 pm
    Post #1266 - February 6th, 2024, 3:22 pm Post #1266 - February 6th, 2024, 3:22 pm
    How do you get in and out on Lehigh? Looking at a map, there's no direct connection. What am I missing?

    Buddy
  • Post #1267 - February 6th, 2024, 4:01 pm
    Post #1267 - February 6th, 2024, 4:01 pm Post #1267 - February 6th, 2024, 4:01 pm
    BuddyRoadhouse wrote:How do you get in and out on Lehigh? Looking at a map, there's no direct connection. What am I missing?

    Buddy


    Turn right on Melvina, right on Gross Point and Lehigh is just ahead.
  • Post #1268 - February 6th, 2024, 4:31 pm
    Post #1268 - February 6th, 2024, 4:31 pm Post #1268 - February 6th, 2024, 4:31 pm
    Okay. That's actually my usual route. I misunderstood the previous post to imply there was a direct connection from the Costco lot to Lehigh.

    Buddy
  • Post #1269 - February 6th, 2024, 4:31 pm
    Post #1269 - February 6th, 2024, 4:31 pm Post #1269 - February 6th, 2024, 4:31 pm
    Yeah I use Lehigh in both cases, hah. Niles to go out via Gross Pointe and avoid Touhy, and around the circle in Glenview to go down Cardinal Rd to Lehigh to avoid the light at Willow/Patriot.
  • Post #1270 - February 6th, 2024, 4:32 pm
    Post #1270 - February 6th, 2024, 4:32 pm Post #1270 - February 6th, 2024, 4:32 pm
    Okay. That's actually my usual route. I misunderstood the previous post, inferring there was a direct connection from the Costco lot to Lehigh.

    Buddy
    Last edited by BuddyRoadhouse on February 7th, 2024, 12:16 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #1271 - February 6th, 2024, 10:05 pm
    Post #1271 - February 6th, 2024, 10:05 pm Post #1271 - February 6th, 2024, 10:05 pm
    Hi,

    I am between Glenview and Mettawa, though I go only to Mettawa due to less costly sales tax and always cheaper gas. I am just as likely to buy gas at Woodman's, because they are usually nose-to-nose on gas along with Sam's Club.

    An interesting fact, if you happen to be at a Wisconsin Costco and it is time to renew your membership. Wisconsin charges tax on your membership. I made that mistake only once.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #1272 - April 25th, 2024, 11:16 pm
    Post #1272 - April 25th, 2024, 11:16 pm Post #1272 - April 25th, 2024, 11:16 pm
    I was browsing on FlyerTalk tonight and turned up a link which has some currency here: Our Japanese reporter visits Costco in the U.S. :D
    For JapanDo, there is usually a person on the trip who has a Costco membership and makes a big deal of visiting a Japanese Costco.
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  • Post #1273 - May 26th, 2024, 5:02 am
    Post #1273 - May 26th, 2024, 5:02 am Post #1273 - May 26th, 2024, 5:02 am
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJpWiCqCFw

    Cathy2

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  • Post #1274 - May 26th, 2024, 11:13 am
    Post #1274 - May 26th, 2024, 11:13 am Post #1274 - May 26th, 2024, 11:13 am
    A Google search for "business Costco" shows a Costco Business Center at 7300 S. Cicero Ave. in Bedford Park. Might need to plan a field trip in the near future.

    Haven't finished watching the video, so maybe they mention this; according to the Google FAQs, you can get in with your regular membership card.

    Thanks Cathy for posting this. Didn't even know such a thing existed.

    Buddy
  • Post #1275 - May 26th, 2024, 11:39 am
    Post #1275 - May 26th, 2024, 11:39 am Post #1275 - May 26th, 2024, 11:39 am
    Hi,

    I visit the Business Costco in Bedford Park several times a year.

    It is the only Costco that offers poppy seed hot dog buns, though sometimes when I get there they have sold out.

    When the world was shutting down for the pandemic, it was one of the last visits I made on a grand shopping tour. I was with a friend who wanted to purchase 25-pound bag of beans to consume during this time. We were too late, because all beans were gone.

    During the pandemic, this location was closed to the public, because they used it to pack and ship orders. For a while, it closed at 4 PM and fairly recently expanded to 6 PM. Once upon a time, they did have a food court, but it closed for the pandemic and never re-opened.

    Sunday 8 AM–4 PM
    Monday (Memorial Day) Closed
    Otherwise Monday - Saturday: 7 AM–6 PM
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #1276 - May 26th, 2024, 12:31 pm
    Post #1276 - May 26th, 2024, 12:31 pm Post #1276 - May 26th, 2024, 12:31 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:It is the only Costco that offers poppy seed hot dog buns, though sometimes when I get there they have sold out.

    LOL - everyone knows how much business people love their poppy seeds! :lol:

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #1277 - May 26th, 2024, 1:18 pm
    Post #1277 - May 26th, 2024, 1:18 pm Post #1277 - May 26th, 2024, 1:18 pm
    Watching the video, it seems the stock includes lots of food and kitchen items geared toward restaurant use. Kind of a Restaurant Depot and Office Depot all in one.

    Buddy
  • Post #1278 - May 26th, 2024, 2:36 pm
    Post #1278 - May 26th, 2024, 2:36 pm Post #1278 - May 26th, 2024, 2:36 pm
    As a total aside, the terrific podcast series "Acquired" (focuses on a single business per episode) has a great episode on Costco's history. It's about 3+ hours, so good for a long commute or road trip.

    https://www.acquired.fm/episodes/costco
  • Post #1279 - May 26th, 2024, 10:00 pm
    Post #1279 - May 26th, 2024, 10:00 pm Post #1279 - May 26th, 2024, 10:00 pm
    I do the business center 3 or 4 times per year. I'm mostly drawn by their large selection of chewing gum, and funny clearance oddities. They have a separate sales flyer you can peek at, to see if anything interests you. Their meat selection has more bulk (roasts/slabs not broken down to steaks) for saving if that could interest you.

    It's like a mixture of part regular customer Costco, part restaurant supplier Costco, and part convenience store supplier Costco (lots of candy bars, gum, boxes of individual gas station caliber frozen sandwiches, pastries, single dose aspirin packets) no food court tho!

    Some products are fun to peruse. I've seen 20lb buckets of honey, tahini, multi gallon jugs of movie theater popcorn "butter." Last week I was "this close" to buying a big ol' box of frozen breaded cod strips that was clearance out. If it wasn't 80 degrees and I didn't have more shopping to do, I'd have snagged it.

    The one in Bedford Park is super close to one of those DMV Emissions Testing facilities. Keep that in mind if you're due for a test.
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  • Post #1280 - May 28th, 2024, 2:08 pm
    Post #1280 - May 28th, 2024, 2:08 pm Post #1280 - May 28th, 2024, 2:08 pm
    Yeah went once to the biz center one in Bedford Park. A long ride from Albany Park where I live but we were out in the suburbs hiking or something that day anyway.

    The walk in refrigerated section in ginormous compared to a normal Costco. No booze. I do regret not getting a sale on iberico pork at the time; it was a set of different raw cuts, pork chops and I forget what else not cured meat.

    Would go back if I was down there for some other odd reason sometime. They must've expanded their hours since I went a couple years ago, I remember they were closed sundays and saturday closed at noon or 2pm or something like that.
  • Post #1281 - June 1st, 2024, 8:11 am
    Post #1281 - June 1st, 2024, 8:11 am Post #1281 - June 1st, 2024, 8:11 am
    The Bedford Park Costco Business Center carries cryovac bulk (trimmed) choice outer skirt steaks for around $11 per pound. If I remember correctly, the packages were 6-8 pounds - bring a cooler, well worth the trip. As of now, this is not available at your regular Costco.
    "Goldie, how many times have I told you guys that I don't want no horsin' around on the airplane?"
  • Post #1282 - June 1st, 2024, 6:14 pm
    Post #1282 - June 1st, 2024, 6:14 pm Post #1282 - June 1st, 2024, 6:14 pm
    cito wrote:The Bedford Park Costco Business Center carries cryovac bulk (trimmed) choice outer skirt steaks for around $11 per pound. If I remember correctly, the packages were 6-8 pounds - bring a cooler, well worth the trip. As of now, this is not available at your regular Costco.

    Good to know, the only skirt steak mine carries is pre-marinated.
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  • Post #1283 - June 3rd, 2024, 4:36 pm
    Post #1283 - June 3rd, 2024, 4:36 pm Post #1283 - June 3rd, 2024, 4:36 pm
    JoelF wrote:
    cito wrote:The Bedford Park Costco Business Center carries cryovac bulk (trimmed) choice outer skirt steaks for around $11 per pound. If I remember correctly, the packages were 6-8 pounds - bring a cooler, well worth the trip. As of now, this is not available at your regular Costco.

    Good to know, the only skirt steak mine carries is pre-marinated.


    Same here, and they happen to be "inner"... I believe that in other parts of the country some regular Costco warehouses DO carry "outer"...
    "Goldie, how many times have I told you guys that I don't want no horsin' around on the airplane?"
  • Post #1284 - June 7th, 2024, 5:48 pm
    Post #1284 - June 7th, 2024, 5:48 pm Post #1284 - June 7th, 2024, 5:48 pm
    Costco hot dogs have cost $1.50 since the 1980s. Here's why prices aren't changing

    https://www.npr.org/2024/06/03/nx-s1-49 ... -dog-price
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