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Back-to-School Shopping on Central

Kennedy Department Store, 270 Central Ave, Jersey City

Central Avenue is your back-to-school headquarters. Places like Kennedy Department Store, C.H. Martin, DII, Deals and Discounts, Kids Paradise (310 Central), and King's Sons are among the many local businesses who tend to stay very competitive during this season. From school supplies to uniforms, you will find it on Central Avenue.

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NEW: 2016 Central Avenue Market Profile

Is The Heights neighborhood the right fit for your next business venture? CASID will help you find the answer and welcomes you to Open A Business On Central Avenue. The JGSC Group has teamed up with us to deliver a new 2016 Central Avenue Market Profile report that shows a data analysis of the surrounding market. This is an excellent business recruitment tool to help property owners within the district and local real estate agents find suitable tenants to fill empty storefront locations. If you are a numbers nerd and serious about opening a successful business in Jersey City, this is the data set you want as a guide. After reading through the report and this website, your next step should be to contact the CASID office and schedule a meeting to discuss your plan to open a storefront business. Looking for Small Business Incentives? CASID has you covered there too. You can now get hard copies of various loan applications at the CASID office or simply follow these links:

New on Central Avenue, Jersey City

  • New Concept Beauty Salon
  • Teri Teri Japanese Rest.

More New Businesses on the Avenue>

Call For Art On Central Is Now Closed

Thank you to all who responded to CASID's call for art seeking creative proposals for its 2016 public art installation program. The applications are being reviewed and those selected will be contacted by the end of August 2016. The submission deadline was Friday, July 22, 2016. [Read More]

Creative Placemaking on Central Avenue

Central Avenue, Jersey City NJ

Creative placemaking has become important to the experience and benefits of shopping local. Public art, in its many forms, can rejuvenate a neighborhood when done correctly. It brings new energy and vibrancy to neighborhoods. It also can make Central Avenue a fun place to visit. CASID’s art initiatives have grown out of the belief that creative placemaking contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of neighborhoods. [Read More]

Recent Events in the District:

Central Avenue Is Now Part of Jersey City's Restaurant Row

Bocellis Pepers. Photo by William F. Spencer Photography

On March 23rd, Jersey City's City Council unanimously voted on the recommendation to expand Jersey City's Restaurant Overlay Zone (ROZ) to the Heights. Central Avenue and Palisade have joined Downtown's Newark Avenue in Jersey City's Restaurant Row as a result of the expansion thus improving the Heights as a dining destination. The ROZ has many benefits and holds the potential to attract new businesses, jobs, and shoppers to the district. Central Avenue Restaurant Row Guide

New Heights 24 Hour Bus Service (Mon-Sat)

New Jersey Transit Bus No. 119, Central Avenue Jersey City

GREAT NEWS for the Jersey City Heights: New Jersey Transit Bus No. 119 will run 24 hour service (Mon - Sat) starting on 6/25. Thanks to Senator Brian Stack, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji; Mayor Steven Fulop; Councilman Michael Yun; Councilman Rolando Lavarro, and RNA/ WPA for their tireless efforts to improve mass transit and access to NYC jobs. ‪[Learn More about Central Ave Bus Service]

CASID Sponsors ServSafe "Certified Food Protection Manager" Course for Local Bizs

ServSafe Instructor Eddy Gallo with a class which just completed the training course

A clean, safe, and enjoyable eating environment is important to every restaurant. Central Avenue's business community takes public health very seriously and the CASID is now assisting local restaurants to better maintain that standard in addition to complying with local laws. [read more]

FREE Entrepreneurship 101 Course

Jersey Journal - Jersey City residents and businesses discuss vision for future of Central Avenue

Conversations charged with the excitement of what the future could hold filled the air today at School 8 in Jersey City, where Heights residents and businesses gathered to discuss their wishes, plans and goals for Central Avenue. "Most people are not happy with the status quo. We want it to improve, and we want to do that together as a community," said organizer David Diaz, District Manager for the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation. [Read More]

Photos from the event.

Central Ave Discussion on Redev. Plan

Dear Members of the Jersey City Heights Community:

There is a buzz in the neighborhood about a Redevelopment Plan for Central Avenue. The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation, an organization of business and commercial property owners within the shopping district, would like to set the record straight and address the circulating rumors. [Read More]

Property Maintenance 101: For Business and Property Owners

The Jersey City Office of Innovation and the Department of Public Works gives you helpful tips and information on maintaining your business property. Be sure to read carefully through this handbook to learn how you can contribute to keeping our main street community clean and beautiful.