Livingston Mall

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Livingston Mall
Mall Entrance
Location112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ 07039
Opening date1972
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services109
No. of anchor tenants4: Barnes & Noble, Lord and Taylor, Macy's, Sears
Total retail floor area978,034 sq ft (90,862.3 m2)
No. of floors2 (Sears, Lord and Taylor and Macy*s are 3)
ParkingParking lot
Public transit accessBus transport NJ Transit NJ Transit bus: 70, 73, 873
Bus transport Community Coach bus: 31
Bus transport Livingston Express Shuttle
Websitewww.livingston-mall.com

The Livingston Mall is a two-level shopping mall owned by the Simon Property Group located in Livingston, New Jersey, United States, serving western Essex, Morris and Union counties. The mall has a gross leasable area of 978,034 sq ft (90,862.3 m2).[1] Livingston Mall features 109 shops and is anchored by Barnes & Noble, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, and Sears.

History[edit]

Livingston Mall was planned in the late 1960s and opened for business in stages starting with Bamberger's in 1971, followed by the mall proper itself in 1972 along with additional anchor stores, Sears, M. Epstein, and Hahne & Company in 1972. The mall benefited from the migration of population in Northern New Jersey to suburban and exurban areas, and the exodus of shoppers and stores from downtown Newark, once Northern New Jersey's premiere shopping mecca that was in serious decline since the July 1967 race riots. Both Bamberger's and Hahne & Co. had massive flagship stores in downtown Newark at the time of the mall opening. Sears also had a store on Elizabeth Avenue in Newark's once popular South Ward. In 1986, the Bamberger's store transformed into Macy's. In 1985, Hahne's gave way to Lord & Taylor when its parent company, which owned both banners, decided to retire the Hahne's brand. Around this time the M. Epstein store was converted to an annex for Macy's. Sears remains the mall's sole original anchor.

The mall's Gap store, dating back to 1973, is the oldest surviving GAP store in New Jersey.[2]

Location[edit]

Livingston Mall is located at the intersection of Eisenhower Parkway and South Orange Avenue, and is accessible from Exit 4A off Interstate 280, New Jersey Route 10, New Jersey Route 24, Interstate 78, and Interstate 287. Bus service is provided by NJ Transit's 70, 73, and 873 routes. Coach USA's Community Coach 31 bus also serves the mall. The Township of Livingston operates the Livingston Express Shuttle which serves the mall and the South Orange station.

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Coordinates: 40°46′37″N 74°21′14″W / 40.777°N 74.354°W / 40.777; -74.354