Groups rally at City Hall to keep BJ?s out of the Bronx

The battle to keep BJ?s Wholesale Club out of the Bronx continued Wednesday as members of organized labor groups rallied on the steps of City Hall. Critics of the store say it is anti-union and bad for small businesses. Members of the Neighborhood Retail Alliance agree, saying the big box store will decimate the local Mom and Pop stores. In a letter to the City Council, the president of the Throgs Neck Tenants Association endorsed BJ?s saying it will provide jobs for residents. Union leaders, however, say the jobs don?t support the price of living. A BJ?s spokesperson says the store is a quality employer with a 20-year history in the New York metropolitan region. Store officials look forward to discussing the Bronx plans with City Council members.

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