Much-anticipated new grocer BJ's Wholesale has now opened its first gas station in Roanoke. 

BJ's Gas is located at 1419 Hershberger Road, right in front of where the new 100,000-square-foot BJ's store will be. It is expected to open in November and has been under construction for much of the past year. The new gas station has six pumps and opened Oct. 3. To celebrate the opening, BJ's is offering a specials on gas. People who signed up for a BJ's membership by Sept. 30 will receive 60 cents off per gallon until Oct. 21 and members who signed up after Sept. 30 will receive 50 cents off in that same time. 

Roanoke shoppers can still sign up to be founding members of the new BJ's Wholesale, which operates similarly to Sam's Club and Costco, where members pay an annual fee to shop for its discounted items. Shoppers can visit or the local BJ's Wholesale Club Hospitality Center located at 1507 Hershberger Rd N.W. to sign up. 

Tiffany Holland is the reporter covering retail and real estate. She is Roanoke-famous for her retail blog, The Storefront, and spends an inordinate amount of time talking to people about Trader Joe’s.