|The Costco Wholesale warehouse on South River Street in Hackensack closed in mid-October, but now is preparing to reopen.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
The parking lot at the old Costco warehouse in Hackensack is filling up again.
But this time, the cars belong to construction workers and other preparing to reopen the warehouse as a Costco Business Center on March 15.
The warehouse closed in mid-October after 21 years, and a bigger Costco Wholesale opened in a shopping center off of Route 46 in Teterboro.
The Business Center in Hackensack will be only the second on the East Coast to serve small businesses, and will offer both cash-and-carry and delivery. The first is in Georgia.
Hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, until 4 p.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sundays, according to Costco.com.
The warehouse also will have a food court, according to the Web site.
When the Hackensack Costco reopens, members won't find any apparel, jewelry, sporting goods, CDs, toys or seasonal merchandise, and no pharmacy, optical department, bakery or tire shop.
But Costco plans to serve restaurants and caterers, so there should be plenty of food to interest members who don't own a small business.
A Costco Business Center fact sheet lists "fresh and frozen meats, produce and other food products."
Costco Business Center, 80 S. River St., Hackensack; 201-296-3044. Opens March 15.