Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hackensack Costco reopens so you can run out for milk, bread, eggs

Five months after the Costco Wholesale in Hackensack ended a run of more than 20 years, the warehouse reopened today as a Costco Business Center catering to restaurants and other small businesses.
Four-gallon tubs of mayonnaise aimed at food businesses are among the unusually large sizes, even for Costco. The Business Center offers delivery and even bigger savings on purchases by the pallet in the warehouse or online. 


Costco's Hackensack warehouse reopened this morning as the company's first Business Center in New Jersey, and as the name suggests, the focus is on selling large quantities to restaurants and other small businesses.

Still, Costco members who want to avoid the mob scene at the bigger Teterboro warehouse will be able to pick up milk, bread, eggs, organic spring mix and other items in the sizes they are familiar with.

And the Hackensack Business Center retained the old food court, which will reopen later this week, offering fresh-baked 18-inch pizzas for $9.95 each, frozen yogurt and other items.

This morning, I picked up:

Three pounds of conventional bananas, $1.39; 1-pound of Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix, $4.79; a 2.5-pound jar of Kirkland Signature Unsalted Cashews, $14.89; and a dozen 16.9-ounce containers of Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water, $16.49 after instant savings of $5.50.

Instant savings also are being offered on spring water, sparkling apple juice and many other beverages through March 26.

The food court is expected to reopen later this week.
The new Business Center has enormous refrigerated rooms, above and below.

Restaurant equipment, including refrigerators, stoves and other items, are the first things you see when entering the warehouse. Electronics and clothing are no longer offered in Hackensack.

The Business Center at 80 S. River St., Hackensack, opens much earlier than a typical Costco warehouse, closes earlier and isn't open on Sundays.


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