Press Release

BJ's Membership Club In Fayetteville Marks Company's 200th Opening

Celebrations Set for Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, with a Grand Opening Part; appearance from Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani; Product Demonstrations; and Family Entertainment

June 18, 2013 7:15 AM EDT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., June 18, 2013 -- BJ's Membership Club celebrates its 200th club with the opening of its newest North Carolina location at 5200 Red Tip Road in FayettevilleLike other BJ's Clubs, the new club focuses on serving individual consumers and families, placing greater emphasis on satisfying consumer demands for value, selection, brands and convenience and offering significant savings on groceries and general merchandise, including premium consumer electronics and brand-name appliances.  Additionally, the club will feature a fresh bakery, BJ's Cafe, deli, optical services, rotisserie chicken, tire center, gas station and Verizon Wireless Kiosk. 

In recognition of the new Club opening, BJ's will host Grand Opening Celebrations Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23.  Current Members and the public are invited to sample a variety of foods and beverages, visit with Kellogg's Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam, balloon artists and face painters.  BJ's will also give away reusable shopping bags while supplies last and provide information about the club's selection of organic and all-natural foods.

Grand Opening Event Schedule:                                                                              

Friday, June 21

Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 23

9 a.m. – Club opens

9 a.m. – Club opens

9 a.m. – Club opens

6 -8 p.m. Grand Opening Party

There will be food sampling, entertainment and presentation of donations to the Fayetteville community. (all are welcome)

All day – Live Showcase- Food Sampling

 

All day – Live Showcase- Food Sampling

 

All day – BJ's Travel Info with Sweepstakes

All day – BJ's Travel Info with Sweepstakes

 

All day -- Optical Designer Frame Event

All day -- Optical Designer Frame Event

 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Balloon Twisters

 

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Balloon Twisters

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Face Painting

 

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Face Painting

11a.m. – Barrilla Pasta to conduct a cooking demonstration

 

10 a.m.- 2 pm -- Celebrity chef Fabio Viviani to meet fans and sign copies "Fabio's Italian Kitchen"

 
 

10 a.m. -- BBQ outdoor Grilling with KC Masterpiece and Weber

 

10 p.m. – Club closes

10 p.m. – Club closes

8 p.m. – Club closes

 

Community Partnerships:
"An important part of our company is giving back, and BJ's takes great pride in being a good corporate citizen and supporting the communities in which we live and work," said Jerry Bullock general manager of BJ's in Fayetteville. "We take our responsibility to our new neighbors, who make up this great city, very seriously and look forward to becoming part of the fabric of Fayetteville."

The new Club has partnered with the VanStory Hills Elementary School as part of BJ's Adopt-a-School program.  The school will receive a $1,000 donation to enhance educational programs and curriculum objectives, a shopping cart full of items from the school's wish list valued at $1,500 and a free Membership.  

Additionally BJ's has joined with Feeding America to provide wholesome and nutritious unsold food to food banks throughout the company's 15-state footprint.  The Fayetteville Club will donate its unsold food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina, and to kick off the relationship, BJ's is presenting the food bank with a $2,500 donation. 

BJ's also is providing $2,500 gift card to the USO of Fayetteville to help support the Airport Travel Center, which every month serves more than 3,000 troops and families who are leaving or arriving to the area.

Lastly, BJ's is donating $2,500 to the Junior League of Fayetteville to sponsor the League's annual fundraiser -- the Holly Day Fair.  The funds raised by the event supports the League's child mental health programs.

The Fayetteville Club joins eight other BJ's Clubs throughout North Carolina.  The Club is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am - 10 pm and Sunday 9 am - 8 pm

About BJ's Membership Club
BJ's is dedicated to providing members with high-quality, brand-name food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores.  BJ's carries the most product variety of any Membership club with more than 7,000 items, including supermarket-sized staples, USDA Choice meats, all-natural and certified organic products and stock-up items. BJ's is the only Membership club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and for greater convenience, offers the most payment options including EBT.

Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Membership Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States.  The Company operates 200 clubs and 113 gas stations in 15 eastern states.  Learn more and shop online at BJs.com or for exclusive content visit Facebook.com/bjswholesaleclub and Twitter.com/bjswholesale.

 

SOURCE BJ's Membership Club