Newport Centre (shopping mall)

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Newport Centre
LocationJersey City, New Jersey, United States
Coordinates40°43′37″N 74°2′16″W / 40.72694°N 74.03778°W / 40.72694; -74.03778Coordinates: 40°43′37″N 74°2′16″W / 40.72694°N 74.03778°W / 40.72694; -74.03778
Opening dateOctober 1987
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerLeFrak Organization & Simon family
No. of stores and services131
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area1,152,599 sq ft (107,080.0 m2)
No. of floors2 plus third floor Food Court (3 in Macy's)
Public transit accessPort Authority Trans-Hudson Newport (PATH station)
NJ Transit Pavonia-Newport (HBLR station)
Bus transport NJ Transit NJ Transit bus: 63, 64, 68, 86, 126
The Newport Centre, as seen from the third floor

Newport Centre is a shopping mall in Jersey City, New Jersey that opened in 1987. It is a major component of the enormous Newport, Jersey City, mixed-use community on the Hudson River waterfront across from lower Manhattan. One of eleven shopping malls in New Jersey managed by Simon Property Group, it is located at 30 Mall Drive West, and is bound by Henderson Street on the west, Mall Drive East on the east, 6th Street on the south, and Newport Parkway on the north. The mall has a gross leasable area of 1,152,599 sq ft (107,080.0 m2).[1] The super-regional mall is the first of its size in Hudson County.[citation needed]


The mall, with four anchors and 167 other stores and attractions, opened to the public in October 1987 with Sears and Stern's as two of the four anchors operating. The 1,200,000-square-foot (110,000 m2) was intended to draw residents from the new Newport waterfront development and the surrounding area, as well as shoppers from Bergen County, where blue laws keep shopping malls closed on Sundays.[2]

There are three floors to the mall complex. The mall is a part of the Newport Complex, which includes the Newport Tower, the sixth tallest building in Jersey City. Both it and the Hudson Mall are in an "Urban Enterprise Zone", reducing the state sales tax on purchases from 6.625% to 3.3125% at eligible merchants (with no sales tax on clothing).

The mall is anchored by JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's and Sears.


The mall can be reached via the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail's Newport station and the PATH train's Newport station. It is served by New Jersey Transit buses and is the terminus for routes from Jersey City Heights and the North Hudson towns of Guttenberg, North Bergen, West New York and Union City.

2020 closure[edit]

On March 16, 2020, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop ordered the Newport Centre to be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] The next day, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, backed this temporary closure and ordered all malls in New Jersey to temporarily close as well.[4]


  1. ^ Newport Centre, Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine International Council of Shopping Centers. Accessed September 21, 2006.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Shawn G. "Real Estate; New Twist For a Mall In Jersey", The New York Times, October 28, 1987. Accessed February 4, 2018. " Close up, however, a formidable low-rise component of this huge waterfront development becomes evident - a 1.2-million-square-foot shopping mall four blocks from the water's edge, still in construction but already open and partly occupied.This Newport Centre mall will have four department stores, 167 shops and restaurants and a nine-screen movie theater.... The new mall, at the intersection of Sixth Street and Luis Munoz Marin Boulevard, has been in limited operation since mid-October when Stern's and Sears, two of the four anchor tenants, as well as a handful of smaller stores, opened to the public. "
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External links[edit]

Media related to Newport Centre Mall at Wikimedia Commons