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BJ’s Wholesale Club to Open in Long Island City Early Next Year

BJ’s Wholesale Club Moving into the former National Wholesale Liquidators Spot at Plaza 48 (Photo: QueensPost)

July 23, 2020 By Allie Griffin

BJ’s Wholesale Club will open a Long Island City location early next year, the company announced Wednesday evening.

The bulk goods warehouse store will open on 48th Street, taking the spot in the Plaza 48 mall that was once home to National Wholesale Liquidators. The news that BJ’s was opening in the area was first reported last year.

The shopping center sits where Long Island City, Sunnyside and Astoria meet. The new store address will be 34-60 48th St.

BJ’s Wholesale Club requires customers to become a member to shop. The national chain sells grocery items in bulk for about 25 percent lower than other grocery store prices, according to a release.

The Queens store will feature a vast selection of fresh foods and household essentials like paper products, cleaning product and pet supplies, as well as a full-service deli counter.

The store will also carry clothing, toys, seasonal items and new tech items.

Members can shop online for in-store pickup or same-day grocery delivery as well.

The Long Island City location marks the company’s 45th store in the state. The Queens store and another incoming store in Newburgh will bring a combined 300 jobs to the region.

“We’re thrilled to expand our presence in New York and bring outstanding value and savings to families in Long Island City and Newburgh,” said Lee Delaney, president and CEO, BJ’s Wholesale Club.

A Burlington Coat Factory is expected to move into Plaza 48 as well, but an opening date has yet to be announced.

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Sharon Dennis

Happy to.have you closer to home. When did you open i justbhad a conversation with my neighbor. That’s great.

Atom Budhu

These are all welcome additions.They will join some of the best inthe neighborhood, best buy,home depot, marshall’s,,stop n shop,old navy,michaels ,,harley Davidson and autos etc.GReat choices!!!@!


BJ’s owned and a unit of Walmart. ??

all those years of fighting off walmart from entering nyc ?


BJ’s is not Walmart. Walmart owns Sam’s Club, which is a competitor of BJ’s and Costco. Do your homework.


Doesn’t make a difference! Don’t you get it? WE DON’T WANT BG’s TARGET, OR WALMART! Why pay for “membership” to get sales when for over 30years NATIONAL WHOLESALE LIQUIDORS did it for FREE! Everyone was able to enjoy but the Yuppies had to Yap! And chased out another store that was a stapel of the neighborhood, and lost jobs for the locals! It was BS about why they left cause IF there was anything illegal the state/city would not let them open another branch elsewhere in the city! And before you get “smart” assed NOT everyone drives a car and it was convient for the families that live there! I saw & heard the yapping yuppies make their plans that they we’re gonna force what they wanted! So kudos to another “elite” jerk for ruining a family neighborhood that was safer than it us today! Be proud you helped break the city & the globe. Never in history has GREED broke the world. ?????


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