Sam's Club plans new store in northwest Oklahoma City

Sam's Club currently has 11 locations in the metro, with plans for another store in Moore to open next year.
by Brianna Bailey Modified: January 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm •  Published: January 8, 2014
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Sam's Club is plotting a new location near NW 39 Street and May Avenue on the site of the former Lynn Hickey Dodge.

Plans submitted to the Oklahoma City Planning Department by the Hickey family show plans for a roughly 136,000-square-foot Sam's Club on the northwest corner of NW 39 and May.

Mark Scott, a spokesman for Sam's Club, confirmed Wednesday that it has plans for an additional location in Oklahoma City, but Scott said he could not provide further details on the location of the new store.

Sam's Club has 11 locations in Oklahoma and has been expanding in the Oklahoma City metro area. A new Sam's opened in Edmond in October, and in Moore, a 136,000-square-foot store near SW 19 Street on the east side of Interstate 35 is scheduled to open sometime in 2015, Scott said.

Walmart founder Sam Walton opened the company's first Sam's Club in Midwest City in 1983.

“We've been in central Oklahoma for more than 30 years,” Scott said. “It's just an outstanding area for us as far as growth of members and we're always excited for additional locations,” Scott said.

The Hickeys have asked Oklahoma City for a zoning change to part of the former car dealership land to be used as a parking lot as part of the Sam's Club plans. The Oklahoma City Planning Commission is scheduled to vote on the zoning change at its meeting Thursday.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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