Costco to open on former Kiddieland property

April 6, 2010 2:27:25 PM PDT
A deal is signed that has wholesale retailer Costco opening a new store on the site of Kiddieland.

The retailer's real estate consultant says the store could be open by this fall.

The former Kiddieland property is located at North and First Avenues in Melrose Park.

Costco hopes to close on the deal in June or July.

Kiddieland closed for good last October after 81 years of operation.

Property owners opted not to renew the lease to the amusement park owners.