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 BusinessAddressPhone
Andrea’s Salumeria247Central Ave(201) 653-1666
Angel Azul Bakery460Central Ave(201) 386-1770
Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream312Central Ave(201) 360-2399
Baines Family Dental386Central Ave(201) 659-5030
BeYoutiful Cosmetics313Central Ave(201) 963.4677
Blimpie397Central Ave(201) 798-6100
Bond Drugs and Liquors371Central Ave(201) 656-3900
Boost Mobile283Central Ave(201) 239-5777
Carolina Rosa Arts Academy336Central Ave(201) 658-1155
Center Smoke Shop245Central Ave(201) 565-2556
Central Avenue Liquors210Central Ave(201) 792-1500
Century 21 Innovative465Central Ave(201) 855-7535
Charles B. Swensen Realty289Central Ave(201) 795-1660
Councilman Ward D, Michael Yun366Central Ave(201) 222-3537
CSF Via Tax518Central Ave(201) 553-2996
Dahlia’s Ice Cream Spot290Central Ave(201)963-1899
Dr. Mark Granata342Central Ave(201) 653-1949
Dulce De Leche Bakery376Central Ave(201) 626-1888
El Gordo Restaurant291Central Ave(201) 706-3425
El Pollo Supremo254Central Ave(201) 216-1900
El Sabroso Restaurant414Central Ave(201) 216-1497
Eye Contact Vision Center368Central Ave(201) 659-2774
Footprints Realty427Central Ave(201) 984-2443
Fragrance and Accessories341Central Ave(201) 792-4000
Garden State Restaurant287Central Ave(201) 963-8901
Gino’s Pizzeria380Central Ave(201) 659-6464
Good Guy Vapes391Central Ave(201) 614-4495
Hauptman Floor Covering307Central Ave(201) 659-5195
Heights Liquors292Central Ave(201) 533-1085
Jang Star Taekwondo School299Central Ave(201) 792-0797
Jersey Drugs286Central Ave(201) 656-4392
Joe Nachbaur, State Farm505Central Ave(201) 222-8866
Kari’s Signs455Central Ave(201) 653-7155
Kennedy Department Store, Inc.270Central Ave(201) 420-8722
La Unica Bakery & Café454Central Ave(201) 420-7596
Los Tres Chilitos456Central Ave(201) 216-9699
Mendez Agency263Central Ave(201) 792-4188
Novick Hardware & Paint302Central Ave(201) 659-0044
OMDental Care PC480Central Ave(201) 222-0002
On The Ave308Central Ave(201) 737-5247
Oritani Bank348Central Ave(201) 222-2626
OZU Foods106Hutton Street(201) 205-2323
Pampita Meat Shop393Central Ave(201) 656-5555
Paulie’s Brickhouse264Central Ave(201) 434-1188
Renato’s Pizza Masters278Central Ave(201) 659-2232
Rent-A-Center345Central Ave(201) 420-1115
Shah’s Convenience306Central Ave(201) 420-0909
Sneaker Room410Central Ave(201) 798-0658
Stop & Shop Supermarkets232Central Ave(201) 653-6508
Sweet Pineapple370Central Ave(201) 795-9136
Total Care Pharmacy267Central Ave(201) 792-1800
Wonder Bagels331Central Ave(201) 659-5300