By Eric Kurhi
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 at 6:12 pm in General.
A main South Hayward intersection may soon be a mecca for bulk foods and bulk muscles alike.
The City Council’s Commercial Center Improvement Committee liked the sound of both and gave them the go-ahead at its Monday night meeting. Unless there’s an appeal to the Planning Commission or City Council, the Costco could open as early as next summer, the gym next fall.
The facilities would both be brand new. Description of the Costco sounded like it would have all the amenities of the San Leandro store, plus a discount gas filling station. The 24 Hour Fitness would be a deluxe model, packing a full-sized basketball court and 25-meter swimming pool.
Staff estimates the Costco will bring in $1 million to the city annually in tax revenue — no small deal. We’ll have more soon in the Daily Review.