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We’ll miss you, Costco food court. See you soon!

Lulu Khalil, Freshman Columnist

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Unpopular opinion: grocery shopping is actually fun. Most people my age dislike grocery shopping, but I oddly enjoy it. 

I find it relaxing, plus my brother never comes, so I always get first pick out the snacks. Just last week, I took a visit to the motherload of grocery stores, Costco. 

OK, grocery shopping might be boring at Safeway or Lucky’s, but have you been to Costco? I mean c’mon! Costco is another version of Disneyland. There are churros, lost children (I still get lost), and free samples. What more could you ask for?

I won’t lie to you, I have always wanted to write this article about one my favorite places, Costco. But after my recent visit, I finally have a good reason to. I am about to tell you something that will shock you. If you haven’t already heard, the Costco food court is closed.

 Now, it’s not closed for good, only temporarily, but it is still sad. The saddest part is that it will remain closed for renovatrions until July. So, I guess it’s for the better, but I’m still not sure what to think about it. 

I asked some fellow students to ask about their opinions on the Costco food court being closed. 

“I’m absolutely outraged,” freshman Claire Hart said. “I think that they are making a bad decision here, even if they are updating it.”

Added sophomore Megan Ashabranner, “It’s the only food I can afford so it better be open.” Side note: I honestly couldn’t agree more.

“I think they just need to pick up the pace and open it up,” freshman Riley Hughes said. 

Obviously, a lot of us are on the same page here. Especially with summer rolling around, how are we supposed to have pool parties without the iconic Costco pizza around? 

All I can do is just hope the project will be finished earlier than expected, but from the looks of it, that probably won’t happen. Although, the closure is probably for the best, we are still disappointed since we’re looking at what will certainly be a tough three months.

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We’ll miss you, Costco food court. See you soon!