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Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: store215 on May 16, 2005, 03:18:49 PM
They just opened one where I live on Saturday. We got a membership, and plan on doing most of are grocery shopping there!


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: truviking05 on May 16, 2005, 03:56:28 PM
Yeah, there's one under construction near me. I think we're going to join too.


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: C. Fontaine on May 16, 2005, 10:12:38 PM
There's been one a few towns over from me for years, across from a Home Depot.  It's a great place if you like to buy in bulk.


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 07:45:22 PM
GO BJ'S!

A regional chain


AND PLUS THEY HAVE A COOL LOGO!


never been in one lol:insane:


heres that cool logo it just screams Bradlees to me anyway lol
actually more around the lines of Service Merchandise;)


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 07:46:46 PM
pic with old logo :boring:


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 07:48:49 PM
Gee I hope people don't confuse BJ's Wholesale Club with this store! lol:insane:


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 07:50:16 PM
What the!

what year is this logo from?:huh:


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 07:51:46 PM
Inside BJ's!:cool:


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 07:53:26 PM
another pic inside BJ's!:bounce:


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 07:54:34 PM
and another!:yup::D:bigsmile:

I love this place even if it does look warehouse-y lol:insane:


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 08:04:43 PM
no two stores alike:yup:


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 08:06:28 PM
talk about buying in bulk! lol:insane:


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 08:08:36 PM
a store still around:yup::D


in front of a landmark thats not:(:no:




OTHER THAN THAT ITS A GREAT PICTURE!;)


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: store215 on May 18, 2005, 08:09:24 PM
The one I go to has self-checkouts too, except really heavy things don't go down the belt right and it has to be entered by one of the supervisors. Not everything is a great deal, but most things are cheaper in bulk.


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 08:10:23 PM
MORE INSIDE BJ'S!


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 08:12:23 PM
Inside a brighter BJ's !

I don't know the people in photo


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 18, 2005, 08:15:14 PM
one more thing:bounce:


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: truviking05 on May 18, 2005, 08:49:25 PM
Quote
Originally posted by 76&AmesfanmanBBTB
What the!

what year is this logo from?:huh:


Wow...guessing that's from about '89-'90?


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: Rayco7030 on May 19, 2005, 02:19:24 PM
Quote
Originally posted by 76&AmesfanmanBBTB
GO BJ'S!

A regional chain


AND PLUS THEY HAVE A COOL LOGO!


never been in one lol:insane:


heres that cool logo it just screams Bradlees to me anyway lol
actually more around the lines of Service Merchandise;)












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Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: Rayco7030 on May 19, 2005, 02:20:08 PM
rte 33
chicopee mass

ascross ffrom walmart-home depot


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: Caldor1999 on May 24, 2005, 03:34:46 PM
how long has BJ's been around 4 i was in one yesturday and i like it but the BJ's i went to was kinda out dated that BJs Screams Early 90's lol but they have a good secliton but i like Costco better


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: truviking05 on May 24, 2005, 06:33:10 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Caldor1999
how long has BJ's been around 4 i was in one yesturday and i like it but the BJ's i went to was kinda out dated that BJs Screams Early 90's lol but they have a good secliton but i like Costco better


I love early '90s! Can you post a pic? :D


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: ameskmart1 on January 10, 2006, 10:28:45 PM
BJ's sign


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 10:41:04 PM
Quote
Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
BJ's was founded in 1984

So they haver been around for 21 years now!


how they have only been around that long! the one in salem new hampshire looks old!!! it must have been one of their first stores. my nearest store is in tilton and it opened 10 years ago.


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 03:41:37 PM
here is the bj's club in taunton mass that opened a couple years agoo


from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/1/


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 03:43:26 PM
here is the bj's sign in taunton mass

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/1/


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: ameskmart1 on May 08, 2006, 09:37:28 PM
Waterbury, CT


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: ameskmart1 on May 08, 2006, 09:38:20 PM
BJ's store


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:25:48 PM
here is the bj's in yorktown heights in the plaza with ac moore, bed bath and beyond and staples


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:27:31 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the bj's in yorktown heights in the plaza with ac moore, bed bath and beyond and staples


ac moore in yorktown


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:28:12 PM
bj's in monroe ny (near harriman and central valley) and the store is on the right of home depot.


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:28:41 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
bj's in monroe ny (near harriman and central valley) and the store is on the right of home depot.


sign in monroe


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:31:07 PM
here is the bj's in waterbury CT on Reidville dr near the stop and shop


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 06:32:29 PM
bj's in west hartford ct near home depot.


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 12:14:56 PM
bj's under construction; as of august 4, 2006; in wallingford ct down the road from home depot and north of the super wal-mart,


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on August 15, 2006, 01:18:48 PM
bj's in auburn me


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on August 15, 2006, 10:06:22 PM
bj's in tilton nh


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on August 15, 2006, 10:08:02 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
bj's in tilton nh


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: d_fife on August 24, 2006, 09:27:05 PM
in victor ny near the mall in old caldor


Title: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: dmx10101 on September 01, 2006, 01:27:51 AM
Bj's was started by Zayre's and owned by them but it was later spun off into a separate company. They also started the TJX company.

"Zayre was founded by brothers Max and Morris Feldberg, who immigrated to the United States from outside of Kiev, Russia in the early 1900's. Their first chain of stores was the Bell Shoppes, which sold woman's apparel. Max had a keen business acumen, and Morris was a natural merchandiser together they built a retail dynasty. Zayre started in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1956 as a discount department store It was initially focused on the Northeast but soon expanded to other areas. During the early 1970s the company started the TJ Maxx chain. In 1984 it started the BJ's Wholesale Club chain. In 1985, Zayre acquired California based Home Club. After the sale of the Zayre chain to Ames, the company changed its name to TJX Companies, which is still in business today.

Zayre developed an image problem because it was seen as offering low class and low quality merchandise. Also the stores began to look seriously outdated. In 1975 Zayre started a program entitled "Zayre 75" to remodel and update the stores from the existing old looking Pink and Blue color scheme to a new updated Orange and Brown theme. The first store to be remodeled was in Waltham, Massachusetts. In October 1988 the Zayre stores were sold to Ames. This doubled the size of the Ames chain, but caused many problems for Ames, and brought about a large loss for that chain. Eventually Ames would close 74 stores, and converted the rest into Ames stores. As a result, some of the remaining Zayre stores operated under the Ames name until Ames ceased operations in 2002." -wikipedia.com


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: retailisking on July 26, 2011, 12:00:49 AM
As we all know, BJ's has agreed to be bought by a coalition of private equity firms and upon consummation of the deal its stock will no longer be listed.  An interesting wrinkle has emerged courtesy of the Boston Globe; it appears that there was another bid for the chain for considerably more than the "winning" bid led by Leonard Green and Associates.  The higher bid was apparently rejected due to antitrust concerns.  Kevin Coupe made a wild guess and said it might have been Walmart (I assume it would be to expand Sam's Club into more markets and improve its penetration in others) but what if it was Costco?  I'm sure a lot of us would be excited by this prospect, particularly in Northern New England where it has only one store in New Hampshire, one in Vermont and none at all in Maine.
http://morningnewsbeat.com/News/News_Article_Detail_S.las?A=37057&Date=2011-07-26


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on July 26, 2011, 08:04:08 AM
I didn't even realize there was a topic for BJ's Wholesale on this site. One opened in Southington, CT off of Route 10 on Spring Street in November 2010.


Title: BJ's Wholesale Club coming to Bangor, ME
Post by: retailisking on November 19, 2014, 05:14:04 PM
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/11/19/news/bangor/bjs-wholesale-coming-to-bangor-redevelopment-planned-for-old-home-depot-building
(http://static.bangordailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/10020701_H14015869-600x133.jpg)


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: HannafordHearts on January 23, 2015, 12:51:23 PM
I love BJ's and shop there regularly. They have good prices on organic groceries. :)
I used to go to BJ's as a kid too. I remember my dad sometimes getting me a fresh hot pretzel from the cafe... good times :)

Here is a BJ's in Utica, NY:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3877/14692050699_bb75166637_z.jpg)


Title: Re: BJ's Wholesale Club coming to Bangor, ME
Post by: retailisking on October 31, 2015, 12:10:00 AM
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/11/19/news/bangor/bjs-wholesale-coming-to-bangor-redevelopment-planned-for-old-home-depot-building
(http://static.bangordailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/10020701_H14015869-600x133.jpg)

And it's opening today:
https://bangordailynews.com/2015/10/29/business/bjs-wholesale-club-to-open-saturday-in-bangor
(https://i0.wp.com/static.bangordailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/10053382_H16258073-600x399.jpg?strip=all)


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: retailisking on January 19, 2016, 05:32:31 PM
BJ's has been trying to build in Rutland, VT for the past year. They've run into the typical Act 250 delays and obstruction from the owner of the failing Diamond Run Mall including an attempted shakedown. They haven't given up on the project, yet.


Title: BJ's private equity owners want to cash out
Post by: retailisking on February 15, 2017, 11:00:50 AM
They want to sell or for BJ's to go public
http://www.retaildive.com/news/bjs-wholesale-reportedly-prepping-for-sale-or-ipo/436229


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: buzz86us on February 22, 2017, 08:14:32 PM
cool maybe i'll finally get a Costco


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: Bdubs on February 22, 2017, 09:00:01 PM
There used to be a Pizza Hut Express in the BJs in Waterford CT. It has now become yet another Dunkin Donuts. Not sure when it switched over, up until last month it was the first time I had step foot in there for a couple years.


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: retailisking on February 23, 2017, 12:44:28 AM
We haven't had concessions inside our BJ's in years.


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: JJBers on October 30, 2017, 04:17:22 PM
Here is my local BJ's in the Willimantic Plaza:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4467/37385578050_ae7410b9a6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YXCRRU)
BJ's (Willimantic, Connecticut) (https://flic.kr/p/YXCRRU) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
Here's the aging sign:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4492/37611456732_89782b3ca6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZiAxHW)
Willimantic Plaza (https://flic.kr/p/ZiAxHW) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
Now onto Waterford, CT. Apparently this has a Liquor Shop:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4486/36869002614_8b44b67bb4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YaZgYS)
BJ's (Waterford, Connecticut) (https://flic.kr/p/YaZgYS) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
Sign:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4480/37320762720_58a27832a3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YRUEwd)
Cross Roads Centre (Waterford, Connecticut) (https://flic.kr/p/YRUEwd) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
Not only is there a label scar of Namco, the Bob's was formerly a Ames.


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: Bdubs on November 20, 2017, 07:09:14 PM
Here is my local BJ's in the Willimantic Plaza:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4467/37385578050_ae7410b9a6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YXCRRU)
BJ's (Willimantic, Connecticut) (https://flic.kr/p/YXCRRU) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
Here's the aging sign:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4492/37611456732_89782b3ca6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZiAxHW)
Willimantic Plaza (https://flic.kr/p/ZiAxHW) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
Now onto Waterford, CT. Apparently this has a Liquor Shop:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4486/36869002614_8b44b67bb4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YaZgYS)
BJ's (Waterford, Connecticut) (https://flic.kr/p/YaZgYS) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
Sign:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4480/37320762720_58a27832a3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YRUEwd)
Cross Roads Centre (Waterford, Connecticut) (https://flic.kr/p/YRUEwd) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
Not only is there a label scar of Namco, the Bob's was formerly a Ames.

Perhaps this is a coincidence, but Bob’s and what was Namco used to be an old warehouse retailer like BJ’s, called The Wholesale Depot. I’m not sure when they closed, but I’d venture to guess 15-18 years ago. Bernie’s Electronics was in the corner unit up until their bankruptcy. Bob’s moved in soon after Wholesale Depot closed.
Ames was where Lowe’s is now. That part of the plaza, including a couple small units were demolished to make way for the Lowe’s.


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: JJBers on November 20, 2017, 07:29:45 PM
Here is my local BJ's in the Willimantic Plaza:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4467/37385578050_ae7410b9a6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YXCRRU)
BJ's (Willimantic, Connecticut) (https://flic.kr/p/YXCRRU) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
Here's the aging sign:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4492/37611456732_89782b3ca6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZiAxHW)
Willimantic Plaza (https://flic.kr/p/ZiAxHW) by JJBers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbers/), on Flickr
Just wanted to mention that the BJ's was where JCPenney used to be in Willimantic before they moved into the East Brook Mall in 1995.
Perhaps this is a coincidence, but Bob’s and what was Namco used to be an old warehouse retailer like BJ’s, called The Wholesale Depot. I’m not sure when they closed, but I’d venture to guess 15-18 years ago. Bernie’s Electronics was in the corner unit up until their bankruptcy. Bob’s moved in soon after Wholesale Depot closed.
Ames was where Lowe’s is now. That part of the plaza, including a couple small units were demolished to make way for the Lowe’s.
Interesting...


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: MikeinBuffalo on December 29, 2017, 05:39:17 PM
(https://s18.postimg.org/9vubktp9l/1229171350_23873.jpg)

Abandoned BJ's in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Not sure when it was abandoned, but they have started to use it for a haunted house called 'Frightworld' around Halloween time.

Across the plaza was once an Ames, which became a Gander Mountain, which also went out of business.


Title: Re: BJ'S Wholesale Club
Post by: MikeinBuffalo on January 17, 2018, 11:51:05 AM
Update: the abandoned Tonawanda BJ's has been bought by an auto parts store.


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