A new, large shopping center that’s supposed to be built in Colonie in the area of Wolf Road, Albany Shaker Road, Maxwell Road and Exit 4 of the Northway (near the Times Union building), has been in the works for awhile.

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One of the stores that we’ve been hearing about was Costco, but that is no longer going to be a reality. The vice president of The O’Connell Development Group out of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the developer of the shopping center, has assessed that “Costco is not interested in this site". The disappointing new was passed along at the Tuesday night meeting of the Colonie town planning board.

According to the article from The Times Union, Colonie’s planning director, Joe LaVicita told the attendees of the meeting that “traffic apparently was a problem”.

In the story from The Albany Business Review, the wholesale warehouse club does not have a store in the Albany area, yet, but have been searching for a location to build a Costco.