One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.
Island Wide Palm Trees gives clients tropical island views without the sandy beaches and rolling ocean waves. They do this by filling gardens and planters with palm trees that imbue indoor and outdoor spaces with a tropical feel. Cultivated christmas palms grow up to 20 feet tall in ideal environments that don't dip below 30 degrees, while pygmy date and cold hardy palms bravely stare down chilly weather all year long. Coconut trees bear fruit capable of producing nutritious milk for those whose homes are not zoned for farm animals.
Bay Shore Furniture and Sleep Zone opened their first showroom in 1983 with the goal of providing the Suffolk County community with fine, name-brand furniture and bedding at affordable prices. Almost 30 years later, the family-owned business has grown to include showrooms in Bayshore and Bohemia, each serving as an authorized dealer for a staggering list of top brands including Ashley, Vaughan, Sealy, Home Elegance, Tempur-Pedic, and Klaussner. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, home theaters, and kitchens can be found in variety of styles, from ornate or traditional to streamlined and modern, and the business also boasts a variety of kid-friendly furniture including bunk beds, day beds, and beds designed especially for imaginary friends.
Sterling Bedding hand selects a diverse collection of mattresses and other bedtime essentials to fill its network of North American show rooms. Through appointment-only shopping, patrons can get a one-on-one tour of traditional, pillow-top, and memory-foam mattresses organized conveniently by price point, as well as a selection of fashionable bed frames and bedroom furniture. By setting up shop in warehouses and forgoing the high rents associated with flashy retail spaces or shops set inside limousines, Sterling is able to keep operating costs low and set competitive prices that allow the savings to trickle down to the customer.
Nestled in a renovated coal barn from the 1920s, Village Gardens of Brightwaters welcomes visitors with its quaint cedar-wood interior, and lofty ceiling beams overlook myriad garden tools, decorations, and plants. Outside the building, the bright blooms of perennials and annuals soak up sunlight, the fragrance of herbs fills the air, and verdant shrubs beckon gardeners who’ve had their thumbs tattooed green. In addition to root-bearing loot, customers head home with bags of mulch and topsoil for spreading over the graves of accidentally ripped paper dolls. Elegant statues and birdbaths further personalize gardens, and custom wreaths twine together silk flowers, fruit, birds, and berries for creations that brighten front doors or the necks of prize-winning rocking horses.