Livingston Mall

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Livingston Mall
Location Livingston, New Jersey, USA
Opening date 1972
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 103
No. of anchor tenants 4: Barnes & Noble, Lord and Taylor, Macy's, Sears,
Total retail floor area 985,000 sq ft (91,500 m2)
No. of floors 2 (Sears and Macy*s are 3)
Parking Parking lot
Public transit access Bus transport NJ Transit bus: 70, 73, 873
Website [1]

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 985,000 sq ft (91,500 m2).[1]

Description[edit]

Livingston Mall features around 110 specialty 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 mall is in close proximity to 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. maintained stores in downtown Newark when the mall opened, 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 1990, Hahne's closed to make way for Lord & Taylor. 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 the PABCO Transit, Inc MCM3 route. Coach USA's 31 bus and Community Coach 77 also serve 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