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CASID Press Release

Central Avenue's Reusable Tote Bags Are Back

Local Businesses Sponsor 2,000 Tote Bag Giveaway

Jersey City, NJ – Central Avenue is again going green for the holidays. Thirty two local businesses have sponsored chic reusable tote bags which are now being distributed to customers through the holiday shopping season. Two thousand totes are being given away while supplies last.

“To be the best mid-sized City, we have to be sustainable,” said Sanford Fishman, CASID President and pharmacist at Bond Drugs. “We are encouraging both businesses and shoppers to use less plastic bags in exchange for the reusable totes. It is better for our environment and it helps reduce the amount of litter that is often seen floating around the City. Many participating businesses will hand out the totes on Small Business Saturday which falls on November 26th this year.”

The stylish Central Avenue/ The Heights tote bags come in two colors: green and blue. Sponsors are listed by business name, address, and telephone number on the bags. Anyone who would like a reusable bag should request one during his or her next Central Avenue visit.

Shoppers and visitors will also be treated to our 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 Black Friday (Nov. 25th) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1.). Shoppers will save half the sales tax on retail purchases at registered UEZ businesses. Additionally, the CASID as joined the citywide effort to encourage “Shop Jersey City, Buy Local.” Many local businesses are proudly displaying a “Shop Jersey City” decal on their front doors in support. “Shopping local is the gift that keeps on giving,” says Fishman.

Tote Bag Sponsors Include:

Business Name
Business Address
Baines Family Dental 386 Central Ave (201) 659-5030
Boost Mobile 283 Central Ave (201) 239-5777
Boost Mobile 439 Central Ave (201) 356-9066
Central Avenue Liquors 210 Central Ave (201) 792-1500
Choc O Pain French Bakery 942 Summit Ave (201) 720-4111
Condon & Theurer, Esqs. 471 Central Ave (201) 659-6133
Councilman Ward D, Michael Yun 366 Central Ave (201) 222-3537
Dahlia's Ice Cream Spot 290 Central Ave (201)963-1899
Daisy Cleaners 426 Central Ave (201) 656-5402
DII Deals and Discounts Stores 361 Central Ave (201) 795-9555
Eye Contact Vision Center 368 Central Ave (201) 659-2774
Faded Royalty 461 Central Ave N/A
Farmers Insurance 447 Central Ave (201) 435-1616
Gino's Pizzeria 380 Central Ave (201) 659-6464
Hauptman Floor Covering 307 Central Ave (201) 659-5195
Jang Star Taekwondo School 299 Central Ave (201) 792-0797
Jersey Drugs 286 Central Ave (201) 656-4392
Kennedy Department Store, Inc. 270 Central Ave (201) 420-8722
La Concha Restaurant 384 Central Ave (201) 795-2522
Los Tres Chilitos 456 Central Ave (201) 216-9699
Mendez Agency 263 Central Ave (201) 792-4188
New Heights Art Supply 345 Central Ave (201) 420-6427
Novick Hardware 302 Central Ave (201) 659-0044
Oritani Bank 348 Central Ave (201) 222-2626
Renato's Pizza Masters 278 Central Ave (201) 659-2232
Rumba's Café 513 Central Ave (201) 216-9655
Shah's Convenience 306 Central Ave (201) 420-0909
Sneaker Room 410 Central Ave (201) 798-0658
Sweet Pineapple 370 Central Ave (201) 795-9136
The Nail Loft 389 Central, 2nd Fl (201) 839-5420
Triunfel Law 503 Central Ave (201) 795-9500
Wonder Bagels 331 Central Ave (201) 659-5300