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COSTCO Floor Map
Santa Cruz, CA

A Guide to the Aisles
by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here is an Aisle Map of the inside of the COSTCO store warehouse in Santa Cruz, CA.
Get a feel for the building, before you visit.
Then, while inside the store, use the map to speed up your shopping.

COSTCO, Inc. (#149)
220 Sylvania Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 469 - 0961

  1. Costco Floor MAP


  3. PHONE Numbers

  4. BEST TIME to Shop



The "racetrack" is shown by the dotted lines with arrows. EE denotes Emergency Exits.

With a PDF document, you can zoom in 100 times, if you want, or any other size you choose.

1. My LARGE PDF map,

TAP on Image Below

Costco Floor Map gif

Here is an example of the detail available in the PDF.

The big freezer at Santa Cruz, CA ----->

Santa Cruz, CA Costco Big Freezer

If you find a frozen item you really like, just tell your neighbor, relative or friend, it is available in the BIG freezer at Door #83 (or whichever).


COSTCO #149 offers several advantages.
Two of them are:

1. A
COSTCO gas station just across Sylvania Ave. Also, on Harvey West Blvd.

2. Harvey West Park, just across Harvey West Blvd. with baseball fields, basketball courts, picnic tables, and plenty of shade and grass to lie on.

Also available in the
COSTCO Warehouse are -
     - a Food court,
     - a Bakery,
     - Hearing aids,
     - Optical department, and
     - Pharmacy

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     2. Store Hours --->
              Santa Cruz COSTCO Store #149



Mon. - Fri. -

Saturday -

Sunday -

  9:00 am - 8:30 pm

  9:00 am - 7:00 pm

  9:00 am - 7:00 pm


Mon. - Fri. -

Saturday -

Sunday -

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  9:30 am -
6:00 pm



Mon. - Fri. -

Saturday -

Sunday -

  6:00 am - 9:30 pm

  6:00 am - 8:00 pm

  7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Costco Gas Prices
Jan. 24, 2020
Gas Buddy

Regular - $ 3.139
Premium - $ 3.499
Diesel - $ 3.599

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     3. Phone Numbers --->
               Santa Cruz COSTCO Store #149


Automotive -

Costco Batteries

Costco Tires

(831) 469 - 0763

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Bakery -

Customer Service -

Food Court -

Gasoline -

Hearing Aids -

Main Office -

Optical -

Pharmacy -

Photo Dept.

(831) 469 - 0961

(831) 469 - 0664

(831) 469 - 8145

(831) 469 - 0961

(831) 824 - 1012

(831) 469 - 0961

(831) 824 - 1010

(831) 469 - 0366


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Shopping Advice
            Santa Cruz COSTCO Store #149


Times to Avoid
due to crowds

Days before holiday

Best Times
to Shop

Weekday Evenings

When I visit Costco, my primary objective is traffic and crowd avoidance. This is important for those who live on the East side, which are most of us. Nobody likes to deal with the Perpetual Traffic Jam at the River Street/ Highway 1 / Highway 9 / Coral Street confluence, which is the only way in.

Try shopping from 7 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday night. When you do, ask a
COSTCO employee which night has the lightest crowds. They always give me good advice, even considering varying conditions (holidays, weather, etc.).

The author is NOT affiliated with COSTCO, INC., other than being an Executive Card member.

I created this page because it did not exist, and I felt it should. People can now familiarize themselves with the AISLE LAYOUT before they visit, enabling them to save time (time to be used for more shopping, and buying more stuff).

All reported errors will be corrected as soon as verified, except when COSTCO does their planned reshuffling of product placement. They do this on purpose, several times a year, because they want to "force customers to search harder". The theory being, that if you MUST search more, you will buy more.

Although the author has tried to be as accurate as possible, errors are possible.

There are 128 COSTCOs in California.


- Beginning of Rant -

Reshuffling Products - Not a Fan
I find the "button, button, who's got the button" approach frustrating.
Whenever you visit your local grocery store, you like to be able to quickly find what you want, in a familiar place. Can you imagine what it would be like, if they frequently changed where everything was?

They don't seem to take into account that many frustrated shoppers, will simply buy from their supermarket, because they can FIND what they want. I am among these shoppers, who value their time far more than COSTCO seems to.

1. Make it as easy as possible for a customer to find everything, at any time, by telling them exactly where it is, without having to ask. I like to find what I want, not go on a scavenger hunt. But that's just me.

2. Reduce customer frustration. On every visit, I hear, "Do you know where they put the (whatever)? The answer is usually, "No". This is an impediment to sales, not a sales enhancer. If you can't FIND it, you can't BUY it!

3. Many folks will just skip the item, and move on. I'll ask once, IF there is a COSTCO employee close by. Then I move on with my scheduled mission. Having to search for that item, or that employee is not on my mission. I always have to visit Nob Hill anyway, for some such low volume items, and items I couldn't find at COSTCO, without spending a lot of time I don't have.

4. Purposefully hiding products may not be the ideal approach to increasing the sales of other items. Perhaps a two-fold approach is desirable - Make it hard for the curious, time-enabled searchers, but easy for the time-constrained shoppers. That is what I am trying to do here.

- End of Rant -

C'mon. Get over it, grampa.
They are STILL the best, and you know it.
Relax. Just look around. You'll meet nice folks.


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was updated on 2020-01-24.