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BJ’s Wholesale Club Opens New Long Island City Store

BJ’s Wholesale Club (Photo: QueensPost)

Jan. 29, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

BJ’s Wholesale Club opened its new Long Island City store Friday, the company has announced.

The bulk goods warehouse chain opened today at 34-60 48th St., and is offering an extensive selection of fresh food and household essentials like paper products, cleaning products, diapers and pet supplies.

The store will also sell an assortment of family fashionwear, seasonal items, toys, electronic goods and a selection of local products. The store also features a deli and a bakery.

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 regular grocery store prices, according to a company release.

The store is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

BJ’s Wholesale Club opened a store in Long Island City today (Photo: BJ’s)

Antonio Ramos, general manager of BJ’s Wholesale Club in Long Island City, said he was happy to finally unveil the new store.

“Our team members have worked tirelessly to prepare for the club opening and we’re so excited to bring a safe and convenient shopping experience to the local community,” Ramos said.

The company said it is taking extra precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect store customers and team members.

Workers are carrying out enhanced cleaning procedures and sanitization supplies are also being provided to customers and staff.

Mask are required to be worn and social distancing rules are being encouraged through various signs and overhead audio announcements. Plexiglass barriers have also be installed throughout the store.

Furthermore, staff are having their temperatures checked before they start work and will be sent home if they record a high reading. BJ’s is also providing staff with PPE like gloves, safety glasses and face shields.

The news store marks the company’s third Queens location, adding to its Middle Village and Flushing outlets.

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Jackie

Perfect timing! Open just in time before the big snow storm. This will help so many people stock up on food and snow supplies. We need more big retailers like this in our neighborhood. You can save lots of money by buying in bulk. I am at the point where i no longer care about small retail stores and supermarkets. They overpriced practically everything during the pandemic and take advantage of locals that can not travel. We want Wal-Mart next.

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James

Buying in bulk, yes. For possibly a single item no, about the same, but you don’t go to BJ’s for single items

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Mildred Garcia

I applied for the BJ’s card online. I was expecting to receive my cards in the mail but I didn’t. Should I go to the warehouse and pick them up?

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Helpful neighbor

You have to go to the store to get a card you only signed up online. You need to take a photo.

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Christina Rivera

Wow, good for them to know that they continue to open more stores, to know that they are prospering and also to know that many people who do not have work can work there, and also I like to buy there because everything it’s in big sizes
And I hope so they continue opening more club👍👍👍

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Edward

I’m very happy to hear this bjs has finally open. Lic needed a bjs in this area. I’m already a member and I’m looking forward to shopping at this bjs.

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Edward

I’m very happy that this bjs has finally open in lic. I’m looking forward to shopping there. I hope they have instacart.

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Gardens Watcher

It’s where the National Liquidators used to be, across street from Slop & Shop 48th St. & Northern Blvd.

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You need to read the article not just the headline

Roxy- From the article “ The bulk goods warehouse chain opened today at 34-60 48th St.”

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Sharon D

Am happy you are open. I shopped yesterday and was pleased. It’s a little different format than Flushing finding the items.

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FRANK E POTOCNIK

LOOKING FORWARD TO SHOPPING AT NEW BJS STORE.ME+THE WIFE GO TO COLLEGE PT.BJS,SOTHIS STORE IS CLOSER+SHOULD BE INTERESTING IN SEEING THE PRODUCT THEY SELL

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Louisa

Places like this need to start requiring Covid 19 vaccination proof before giving out memberships. This will force more people to get vaccinated. Im tired of officials begging certain communities to get vaccinated.

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Bench warmer

What does COVID vaccination have to do with going food shopping?????
No one should be forced to be vaccinated , you should get your head checked if you believe that’s acceptable.

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Gardens Watcher

Maybe someday that would apply to store workers, but vaccines are scarce so far.

Opening night was packed. No need to bring the entire family next time folks.

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Bench warmer

That’s understandable and I agree with your statement however urging stores to implement mandatory “vaccination proof cards “ to enter is ridiculous .

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Gardens Watcher

Get your vaccine when offered to your category. It’s our only shot to stop the spread.

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Interesting.

i was within the first ‘shift’ of allowable people to get the vaccine. still waiting to be ‘offered’.

James

Subject to vaccinations!! C’mon dude really, you can’t force someone to get it. I received my first shot but it was a choice you can’t require it for something like BJ’s

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Larry Penner

This is great news, but why not Wal mart as well? Construction of a new Wal mart can provide work for construction contractors and their employees. Once opened, there are employment opportunities for many workers. Many New Yorkers including students, housewives, heads of single family households, senior citizens and others currently out of work along with those who have given up looking could find employment. The city would benefit by millions in sales, payroll and real-estate tax revenue which could help fund essential municipal services everyone desires.

Wal mart is the nation’s largest private sector employer with over 1,200,000 employees and growing each year. Tens of millions of Americans including many fellow New Yorkers own stock in Wal mart. The same is true for the various retirement and pension plans many people participate in.

Several hundred thousand New Yorkers work off the books, full- and part-time with no benefits. Many existing retailers pay minimum wage with no benefits. These same public officials opposing Wal mart never talk about these abuses.

The free enterprise system made our nation great. Economic growth and the creation of wealth comes from businesses— small and large. Consumers shopping at Wal mart get a bigger bang for the buck by being able to compare prices, quality and service to other stores.

Consumers have voted, with their feet, all over America making Wal mart the number one retail merchant success story it is today. It is time to allow Wal mart the opportunity to compete in the NYC marketplace as well!

For those “Politically Correct”, don’t shop at Walmart, but give everyone else a choice.
Larry Penner

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Gardens Watcher

Walmart has had a long history of discrimination, which they have tried to clean up. The stores and their parking lots have had way more crime problems than similar retailers like Target.

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Gardens Watcher

Walmart has had a long history of discrimination, which they have tried to clean up. The stores and their parking lots have had way more crime problems than similar retailers like Target. Plus there’s not the space required within NYC.

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