Photos: Costco opens in Duluth

Shoppers lined up at the Northland's first Costco store as it opened Thursday at 4611 W. Arrowhead Road in Duluth.

Adrienne Sobczak stocks up on holiday trees and snowman families at the Duluth Costco shortly after it opened Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
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Costco employees and customers watch and record the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Duluth store Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. The store is the first Costco in the Northland. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

Costco employee Monique Morris, left, watches as coworker Shawney McMillan greets customer Steve Schulte as the Duluth Costco store opened Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. “I came up from the Cities” for the opening, Schulte said. “It’s a cool thing.” Costco employees greeted the store’s first customers by standing in line and applauding as they entered the store. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune


The first customers at the Duluth Costco grab shopping carts Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

Customers line up in front of the Duluth Costco store a half hour before it opened Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

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Steve Kuchera has worked in daily newspapers since 1989 and at the Duluth News Tribune since 1993. He has a master of arts degree in visual communications from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. You can reach him at
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