A brand new grocery store and retail chain opened in West Knoxville Friday morning.
Dozens of customers were waiting in line when the new Costco opened at 8:00 am. Many of them say they have been eagerly anticipating the brand name, bulk foods retail giant.
The 146-thousand square foot facility has everything from electronics, to name brand clothes to food.
This is the fifth Costco in the state, and customers were excited about the new shopping option.
"Brand new store opening in Knoxville, had to check it out. Really excited for an alternative to the other store we have in town and was really looking forward to see all the selection that they have," said shopper Amy Bush.
Normally the store will open at 10:00 am on weekdays and Sunday, and 9:30 am on Saturday mornings.
The store is located off Kingston Pike near Lovell Road.