A new membership warehouse club store will be launching operations in the Oakdale Commons in Johnson City in a few days.

BJ's Wholesale Club, which is based in Massachusetts, on Thursday confirmed it intends to open the Broome County unit next week.

The company said the Johnson City store will open on January 26. It will be the 48th BJ's Wholesale Club location in New York state.

Tires and propane will be available at the north end of the BJ's Wholesale Club store at the Oakdale Commons. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Tires and propane will be available at the north end of the BJ's Wholesale Club store at the Oakdale Commons. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Plans for the 99,000-square-foot Oakdale Commons store were announced last March, a few weeks after workers began demolishing the former Bon-Ton store at the mall.

The Bon-Ton operated at the Johnson City retail complex until it closed in 2018. The  department store was known as Fowler's when it opened in October 1975.

Demolition work at the former Bon-Ton building on February 28, 2023.(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
FLASHBACK: Demolition work at the former Bon-Ton building on February 28, 2023.(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The BJ's Wholesale Club store will be about 19,000-square-feet bigger than the old Bon-Ton building.

A gas station will be located along Reynolds Road, just east of the new store. Club members will be offered a discount on their gasoline purchases.

VIDEO: A mid-December stroll around the future BJ's Wholesale Club building at the Oakdale Commons in Johnson City.

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