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BJ’s coming to the Metropolitan?

The Story

BJ’s Wholesale Club says it’s “actively pursuing” putting a store in the old Home Depot Design Center at the Metropolitan.

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The Facts

– The space, below Target, is 122,000 square feet.

– Home Depot bailed in 2009, about 15 months after it opened. It’s sat idle since.

– BJ’s says it plans an announcement next month. The wholesale club has stores in Pineville, Concord and Mooresville.

The Quotes

– “I was hoping for an REI, but I’ll take a BJ’s or Costco.” – CharlotteObserver.com commenter

C5’s Take

We’re Team Costco, but the proximity of BJ’s could be a game changer. Of course, then we’d have to deal with the horrid parking at the Metropolitan.

Photo: Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer

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