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BJ's Wholesale Club planned for Southeast Baltimore

BJ's Wholesale Club planned for Southeast Baltimore

A new BJ's Wholesale Club could open in Southeast Baltimore by the end of next year, said a development firm that has been working to make the area a shopping destination.

Officials at Chesapeake Real Estate Group, who are partners in the Canton Crossing shops, said the company has an agreement with BJ's to locate on a 6.58-acre site on O'Donnell Street, formerly occupied by the New Jersey-based specialty paint company Complimentary Coatings Corp., which last year announced plans to close. The property, which includes a roughly 122,000-square-foot warehouse and is owned by Weil Realty LLC, is under contract, they said.

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