BJ’s moves headquarters to Marlborough

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BJ’s moves headquarters to Marlborough
Bob Eddy, center, BJ’s Wholesale Club president and CEO, presides over a ribbon-cutting event officially opening the company’s new Club Support Center in Marlborough. To his left: Jeff Desroches, chief operations officer; Laura Felice, chief financial officer; and Rachael Vegas, chief merchandising officer. To Eddy’s right: Dave Picot, SVP of Real Estate and Property Development; Bill Werner, EVP of Strategy and Development; and Paul Cichocki, chief commercial officer.

MARLBOROUGH – BJ’s Wholesale Club recently announced that it has completed the move of its headquarters to its new Club Support Center at 350 Campus Drive in Marlborough.

“Our new Club Support Center will serve as our home base while we continue to expand our enterprise, serve a growing membership of over 6.5 million members and extend our footprint,” said BJ’s President and CEO Bob Eddy during the Sept. 27 ribbon cutting. “We are committed to bringing best-in-class talent to our teams to ultimately deliver the value and experience our members expect from BJ’s Wholesale Club. We are proud to call Massachusetts home and are excited for our new facility to support our entire organization and future growth for years to come.”

Their headquarters was previously located in Westborough at 25 Research Drive.

During past presentations to the City Council last year, BJ’s officials have said they intended to lease 168,581 square feet at 350 Campus Drive and 19,244 square feet at 100 Campus Drive. BJ’s has also anticipated spending between $15 to $18 million on interior construction, including the office space and installation of a data center.

In May 2021, the City Council approved a tax-increment financing agreement associated with its move to Marlborough. The TIF agreement began July 1 and runs for 20 years.

In a press release, BJ’s said the New England-based Club Support Center is a new state-of-the-art facility that will best serve BJ’s 1,000-plus team members who work in the new location. These team members in turn support the team and operations of 231 clubs in 18 states, as well as 162 BJ’s gas station locations and seven distribution centers.

Meanwhile, plans to redevelop BJ’s former Westborough headquarters into an innovation campus were approved by the Westborough Planning Board in August. 

The Boston-based real estate developer Samuels & Associates had filed plans to redevelop the former BJ’s and a property occupied by Triboro Crane and Rigging Services at 29 Research Drive. 

The developer intends to demolish the existing buildings and construct a total of four buildings on the 68.11-acre site.

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