Western Brooklyn

Bensonhurst BJ’s Wholesale Club To Open In September (UPDATED)



(UPDATE: When will Bensonhurst’s BJ’s open? September 13!)

UPDATE (July 15, 2015): Due to construction delays, the opening has been pushed back to September.

Original post.

Tipster Alina Tsui sent us the above photo of a flier, announcing that the new BJ’s Wholesale Club will open doors on July 12.

As we’ve previously reported, the megastore will occupy the ground floor of a 200,000-square-foot space at 1752 Shore Parkway that will be known as the Bay Center. The center will be two stories tall with commercial units above the BJs. The project is being developed by Thor Equities and is expected to be completed sometime in 2014. The time table for construction was sped up to spur jobs in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Construction kicked off in December 2012, and appeared to be coming along by July 2013.

BJ’s is expected to bring 250 jobs to the area, but critics have also expressed concern that it will siphon away business from the neighborhood’s existing commercial corridors.