October 28, 2009 (MELROSE PARK, Ill.) --A top official for Costco confirms that the chain will open a new warehouse on the former Kiddieland site in Melrose Park. A senior Costco executive says the company has filed a letter of intent to purchase the property from the former owners of Kiddieland. He says the Washington-based company needs to get approval from the village of Melrose Park.
Kiddieland closed earlier this month after 81 years of operation. The former owners chose not to renew the lease on the popular amusement park. They have not commented on the Costco purchase.