Press Release

BJ'S Wholesale Club Opens In Garden City, NY

Grand Opening Celebration Set for Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4

October 24, 2012 8:40 AM EDT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 24, 2012 -- BJ's Wholesale Club announced the opening of its newest New York location at 711 Stewart Avenue in Garden City. The 125,000 square-foot club offers 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 and Verizon Wireless.

In recognition of the new Club opening, BJ's will host Grand Opening Celebrations on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. Current Members and the public at large are invited to sample a variety of foods and beverages, and visit with balloon artists and face painters.  BJ's also will provide information about the club's growing selection of organic and all-natural foods.  

BJ's Wholesale Club takes great pride in being a good corporate citizen and is dedicated to giving back to the Garden City community.  The new Garden City Club has partnered with the Franklin Elementary School as part of BJ's Adopt-a-School program. The school will receive a donation to enhance educational programs and curriculum objectives and a shopping cart full of school supplies.  BJ's also will donate $5,000 to Rotacare for the purchase of medical supplies and provide $5,000 to Long Island Children's Museum to support youth education programming.

"BJ's is excited to open in Garden City and provide area residents with a convenient location that satisfies all their shopping needs," said Artie Ferro, general manager of BJ's Wholesale Club in Garden City. "We also look forward to establishing strong relationships within the region and serving our Adopt-a-School and community partners."

With a focus on serving individual consumers and families, BJ's Wholesale Club places greater emphasis on satisfying consumer demands for value, selection, brands and convenience:

  • Value and Savings – BJ's Members can save more than 30% off supermarket prices on a market basket of items, including grocery store and stock-up sizes.* In addition, BJ's is the only warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons.
  • Variety and Selection – With more than 7,000 products, BJ's features the largest assortment of food and merchandise in the warehouse club industry.
  • Quality and Brands – BJ's provides high-quality products and top selling national brands in every category as well as locally-grown produce, USDA "Choice" meats and an expanding number of all-natural and certified organic foods.
  • The Most Payment Options – For added convenience, BJ's also offers the most payment options of any wholesale club.  In addition to cash, checks and debit cards, members can use their Visa, BJ's Visa®, MasterCard, American Express or Discover/NOVUS credit cards and EBT to make purchases.
  • Convenience – BJ's is a one-stop shopping destination where Members can pick up everything they need – all under one roof.  Club design elements such as aisle markers and wider aisles allow Members to more easily navigate the Club while self-checkout and express lanes save Members time.

Inner Circle® and Business Memberships cost $50 a year.  BJ's Rewards® memberships are also available for $100 a year, enabling Members to earn 2% back on qualifying purchases. 

The Garden City Club becomes the 41st BJ's Club in New York and is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.  For more information about the new Garden City location, visit

About BJ's Wholesale 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 wholesale 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 wholesale club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and for greater convenience, offers the most payment options including EBT.

Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States.  The Company operates 197 clubs and 107 gas stations in 15 eastern states.  Learn more and shop online at, or for exclusive content visit and

* 30% savings is compared to supermarket prices and is based on the per unit price of a market basket of items. Savings may vary based upon market area and items purchased. Research conducted by Warehouse Club Focus, October 2011

SOURCE BJ's Wholesale Club