SAN MARCOS —
San Diego County’s second Costco Business Center will open in the former site of Fry’s Electronics in San Marcos sometime next year to provide area merchants with inventory and general shoppers with deals on items not stocked in the more-prominent Costco Wholesale stores.
“It’s really going to serve the business community, and it’s positioned in a place that’s really central for the thousands of businesses next to that location,” San Marcos Economic Development Director Tess Sangster said about the store at 150 Bent Ave. “You’ve got a lot of restaurants, breweries, industrial users. I think they’ll use it regularly.”
Fry’s Electronics announced it was going out of business in February. Finding a tenant for the 144,013-square-foot building could have been a challenge, and Sangster said it was fortunate for the city that Costco came forward with a plan to open a business center at the site.