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New Clovis Costco: More Space, More Pumps, Self Checkout
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 5 years ago on
July 19, 2019

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The roller doors came up, and hundreds of cart-pushing Costco fans ushered in the new era in Clovis.
On Thursday morning, Costco began operations at its new location on Clovis Avenue, south of Shaw Avenue, two miles from its former location at Ashlan and Peach avenues.

Bigger Inside and Out

The new location is bigger — at 170,000 square feet, it is 20,000 more than the old location. The larger space means the need for more employees. Costco hired 70 new workers, bringing the total to 370.
The new Costco has 18 more gas pumps than the old store, for 30 total. The pumps also have an indicator to show which spaces are occupied and which are available. That’s good news for those in line.
Parking is more expansive, with 200 more spaces than the old location.
Also, this Costco features six self-checkout stations, and an automated kiosk at the food court.
As far as the old location, Costco quickly left it a memory. By Wednesday night, the signs on the building were painted over. The company has not publicly said what it plans to do with the building, which it owns.

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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