New Sam's Club opens Thursday on Colorado Springs' south side

A new Sam's Club will open on Thursday.

A new 136,000-square-foot Sam's Club will open at 8 a.m. Thursday in the South Academy Highlands shopping center, northwest of Interstate 25 and Academy Boulevard in Fountain, just south of Colorado Springs.

Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega and the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a grand opening ceremony.

Sam's Club is a members-only wholesale store, although no membership will be required Thursday.

The store is next to a Wal-Mart Supercenter that opened in July. With the opening of the new Sam's Club, an existing Sam's at 715 S. Academy Blvd. has closed.

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