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Calgary's newest Costco to be built at Tsuut'ina First Nation

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 at 10:02 am MDT

An artist's rendering of the new Costco to be built as part of Taza developments in Tsuut'ina First Nation (PHOTO: Canderel, Taza Development)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – As construction of the southwest ring road continues, plans have been unveiled for the first phase of the much anticipated Taza development on the Tsuut’ina nation.

The development includes the ‘Shops at Buffalo Run’, along with a new Costco, the sixth location to be built in Calgary.

The new Costco, at the corner of the new southwest Calgary ring road and 130th Ave, is scheduled to open next summer and will be the first built on First Nation land.

“This signifies another major step forward for Taza and is reflective of the economic and social vision the Tsuut’ina Nation and its leadership have had for decades,” said Chief Lee Crowchild. “We have been investing in the future of our Nation for many years; from businesses like Sarcee Gravel and the Tsuut’ina Gas Stop to the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino to the recently opened Seven Chiefs Sportsplex and Chief Jim Starlight Centre. We want more than to just participate in the future, we want to be leaders together at Tsuut’ina.”

William Briscoe leads the team executing Taza and said the spirit of inclusion is at the very core of the development.

“What this Partnership has created with Taza, and what the Tsuut’ina have done to bring business and visitors onto the Nation is an inspiration. We are here today because of the dedication and commitment that our teams brought together, and we are ecstatic that Costco has chosen to locate at Taza. It is very fitting for Taza that we can announce one of the world’s leading retailers will now be operating on First Nation land.”

Stores at Buffalo Run will start opening in the summer of 2021.