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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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