Woodhaven City Administrator said the Kmart on West Road is too small for a Costco Wednesday.
Mark Kibby commented on a recent Facebook comment alerting Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch readers that the big box store won't be replacing Kmart, which is currently having a store closing sale.
Kibby said Costco stores require 15-16 acres, and the Kmart site is around 11 acres.
Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch Facebook fans had mixed feelings about not getting a Costco near their neighborhood:
- Angela Tepper: that would have been awesome
- Tracey Feeback-King: Costco would kill small business in Trenton and Woodhaven. But a Benihana and whole foods are great ideas.
- Michelle Wakefield Shenton Costco on that corner would make the already bad traffic worse. I would like to see one Downriver though. Thanks for clearing up the rumor. So many people have been telling me a Costco is going in.
The comment received two shares, 6 "likes" and 29 comments.
Many commenters mentioned a potential for medical offices to use the space, but Kibby said it was not likely and not desired by Woodhaven officials.