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.
Formal plans for the Sam's Club have yet to be submitted to the city, the Oklahoma City Planning Department said Wednesday.
Lynn Hickey started the dealership in 1969. By 2005, when he turned the business over to his sons Wade and Doug, it was ranked as one of the most successful car dealership in the country, with more than $135 million in annual sales, according to news reports at that time.
The dealership sold in 1996 to for $13.55 million to Texas-based Cross-Continent Auto Retailers.
Lynn Hickey died in December 2012 at age 74. The Hickey family still owns the site of the former dealership. Calls to Wade Hickey were not returned.