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52 Businesses Will Distribute Nearly 13,000 Tote Bags Starting Small Business Saturday on November 24th.

Local Businesses Sponsor nearly 13,000 Tote Bag Giveaway

Jersey City, NJ – Local shoppers will be sporting stylish pink, lime, red, orange, and green reusable tote bags this holiday season. Starting on Small Business Saturday (November 24th) nearly 13,000 tote bags will be given away to Jersey City shoppers thanks to the efforts of 52 Central Avenue businesses.

Working together through the Central Avenue Special Improvement District program, these businesses continue the popular tradition of giving away “Shop Local, Shop Central Avenue/ Heights” tote bags to their beloved customers. Central Avenue businesses usually distribute 2,000 tote bags each year during the holidays. This year, they are distributing more than six times the amount of the past three years combined.

“Central Avenue shoppers look forward to getting their new tote bags from their favorite stores each year,” said Sanford Fishman, CASID President and pharmacist at Bond Drugs. “Jersey City’s ban on plastic bags goes into effect in 2019 making this a great gift in preparation for what the new year will bring. Shopping local is after all the gift that keeps on giving,”

Many participating businesses will hand out the tote bags starting on Small Business Saturday and through December while supplies last. Anyone who would like a reusable bag should request one during his or her next visit to the shopping district.

Shoppers will also be treated to Central Avenue’s annual holiday decorations which include over 130 lighting pieces and forty festive banners spread throughout the district. The City of Jersey City has announced free two-hour parking in municipal lots between Thanksgiving (Nov. 22th) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1st). Shoppers can also save half the sales tax on retail purchases at registered UEZ businesses.

Tote Bag Sponsors Include:

Participating Business
Address
Phone
Andrea's Salumeria 247 Central Ave (201) 653-1666
Angel Azul Bakery 460 Central Ave (201) 386-1770
Angel's Recipe Ice Cream 312 Central Ave (201) 360-2399
Baines Family Dental 386 Central Ave (201) 659-5030
BeYoutiful Cosmetics 313 Central Ave (201) 963.4677
Blimpie 397 Central Ave (201) 798-6100
Bond Drugs and Liquors 371 Central Ave (201) 656-3900
Boost Mobile 283 Central Ave (201) 239-5777
Carolina Rosa Arts Academy 336 Central Ave (201) 658-1155
Center Smoke Shop 245 Central Ave (201) 565-2556
Central Avenue Liquors 210 Central Ave (201) 792-1500
Century 21 Innovative 465 Central Ave (201) 855-7535
Charles B. Swensen Realty 289 Central Ave (201) 795-1660
Councilman Ward D, Michael Yun 366 Central Ave (201) 222-3537
CSF Via Tax 518 Central Ave (201) 553-2996
Dahlia's Ice Cream Spot 290 Central Ave (201)963-1899
Dr. Mark Granata 342 Central Ave (201) 653-1949
Dulce De Leche Bakery 376 Central Ave (201) 626-1888
El Gordo Restaurant 291 Central Ave (201) 706-3425
El Pollo Supremo 254 Central Ave (201) 216-1900
El Sabroso Restaurant 414 Central Ave (201) 216-1497
Eye Contact Vision Center 368 Central Ave (201) 659-2774
Footprints Realty 427 Central Ave (201) 984-2443
Fragrance and Accessories 341 Central Ave (201) 792-4000
Garden State Restaurant 287 Central Ave (201) 963-8901
Gino's Pizzeria 380 Central Ave (201) 659-6464
Good Guy Vapes 391 Central Ave (201) 614-4495
Hauptman Floor Covering 307 Central Ave (201) 659-5195
Heights Liquors 292 Central Ave (201) 533-1085
Jang Star Taekwondo School 299 Central Ave (201) 792-0797
Jersey Drugs 286 Central Ave (201) 656-4392
Joe Nachbaur, State Farm 505 Central Ave (201) 222-8866
Kari's Signs 455 Central Ave (201) 653-7155
Kennedy Department Store, Inc. 270 Central Ave (201) 420-8722
La Unica Bakery & Café 454 Central Ave (201) 420-7596
Los Tres Chilitos 456 Central Ave (201) 216-9699
Mendez Agency 263 Central Ave (201) 792-4188
Novick Hardware & Paint 302 Central Ave (201) 659-0044
OMDental Care PC 480 Central Ave (201) 222-0002
On The Ave 308 Central Ave (201) 737-5247
Oritani Bank 348 Central Ave (201) 222-2626
OZU Foods 106 Hutton Street (201) 205-2323
Pampita Meat Shop 393 Central Ave (201) 656-5555
Paulie's Brickhouse 264 Central Ave (201) 434-1188
Renato's Pizza Masters 278 Central Ave (201) 659-2232
Rent-A-Center 345 Central Ave (201) 420-1115
Shah's Convenience 306 Central Ave (201) 420-0909
Sneaker Room 410 Central Ave (201) 798-0658
Stop & Shop Supermarkets 232 Central Ave (201) 653-6508
Sweet Pineapple 370 Central Ave (201) 795-9136
Total Care Pharmacy 267 Central Ave (201) 792-1800
Wonder Bagels 331 Central Ave (201) 659-5300