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Attention, Costco shoppers: The Wheaton store is opening Wednesday.

The long-anticipated store in the Westfield Wheaton mall is set to open its doors at 8 a.m., when Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) is scheduled to cut the ribbon. The store previously was scheduled to open Oct. 18 but was delayed because of an unspecified construction issue.

Costco also is pursuing a special exception from the county to build a 16-pump gas station nearby.

The Montgomery County Planning Board recently recommended that Costco’s request be denied. The gas station plan will be considered next in a series of public hearings before the county hearing examiner, starting April 26.

lpowers@gazette.net