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Mayor Rick Sollars of the City of Taylor joined leaders BJ’s Wholesale Club during a ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday (Thursday, April 25) at the Trader’s Pointe development at Eureka Road and I-75. The site has been staked out for the nearly 100,000-square-foot retailer and heavy equipment has arrived to begin the buildout. The site will also include a fueling station.
BJ’s Wholesale made the announcement that is was coming to Taylor in November 2018. The building is expected to be completed and open in the fall. It is located directly north of the new Menards.
Among those representing BJ’s were Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Kirk Saville, Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Property Development David Picot, General Manager of Taylor BJ’s Wholesale Club Johnnie Rogers, and Senior Vice President for Financial Strategy and Investor Relations Bill Werner.
BJ’s Wholesale Club is opening two new clubs in in Michigan this year. A second location is planned for Madison Heights.
"The fact that BJ's Wholesale Club is locating in Trader's Pointe is yet another 'win' for the City of Taylor and the Eureka Way! business and entertainment district,” Mayor Sollars said when the announcement was made last year.
“We've anticipated the eventual build-out of the 83-acre parcel ever since Menards purchased the entire location from the old Gibraltar Trade Center four years ago. Menards started the ball rolling by creating a unique footprint of its own on the southern-most portion of the property, an extremely success location that has been welcomed by residents of our City and people across Downriver and the greater metropolitan area.
"BJ's is the next step in the creation of Trader's Pointe. Shoppers will find that BJ's offers a great option on their 'to-do' list. It is a major competitor to nationwide brands like Costco and Sam's Club, and is as good or better than its competition. This is a great fit for BJ's, and a great fit for us.”
BJ’s is a leading wholesale club on the East Coast, operating 216 clubs and 136 gas stations in 16 states. The company is known for its fresh food offerings – produce, meat, bakery and deli – and for helping working families save on their grocery bills.
The new clubs will feature an extensive selection of prepared foods and a wide range of convenient services, including buy online pick up in club and digital coupons. The two clubs will bring a significant investment in the area as well as approximately 300 new jobs. The project is also expected to support up to 1,000 construction jobs. BJ’s Wholesale Club is actively searching for sites for additional clubs in the Metro Detroit region.