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$4 Million Central Ave Streetscape & Roadway Improvement Project

The CASID is excited to announce that the City of Jersey City has approved plans for a Central Avenue Streetscape & Roadway Improvements project. This highly anticipated, and very necessary, $4 million rehabilitation project will soon commence work to replace all sidewalks and repave the roadway in the shopping district. [Read More]

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Coronavirus/ COVID-19

Two locations on Central Avenue are offering vaccines. Jersey Drugs (286 Central), Differrx Pharmacy (492 Central), and Walgreens (337 Central). To make an appointment with Jersey Drugs please call (201) 656-4392. To make an appointment with Differrx Pharmacy please register online at www.differrx.com/covid19vaccine

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The CASID partnered with Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services and Prestiage Health to place a Mobile Clinic on Central Avenue. The mobile clinic will allow businesses, shoppers, and residents to recieve FREE COVID-19 test 232 Central (near Stop & Shop), from 9-5pm will be offering NASAL SWAB tests. Appointments are not required. [Read More]

Other locations:

  • RWJBarnabas ( 317 Central Avenue) with regular care appointment (201) 839- 2640
  • Differx Pharmacy- (492 Central Avenue) Jersey City OFFERS RAPID TESTING
  • Heights Pharmacy (424 Central)is offering COVID-19 tests Monday-Friday from 12-5pm. Call to make an appointment (201) 222-1777

Click to View Full List of Jersey City Locations

Central Avenue Fights Food Waste

The businesses on Central Avenue are doing their part for the community by fighting food waste. Dionna from Too Good To Go is helping businesses sell surplus food so that all food produced is consumed instead of tossed. TGTO aims to make fighting food waste accessiable and easy for both consumers and business owners. It's a win - win -win for the businesses, consumers, environment, and overall a Healither JC.

Central Avenue Partners:

  • Ginos Pizzeria (380 Central)
  • Los Tres Chilitos (456 Centtral)
  • Irmas Cafe (279 Central)
  • Stacks Creamery (465 Central)
  • Taqueria Resturant (467 Central)
  • Sapori D'Italia (249 Central)
  • Oaxaca Food Mart (421 Central)
  • Fresh Central Grocery (252 Central)
  • The LoGD (7 Bleecker St)

New on Central Avenue, Jersey City

  • The Legend (355 Central)
  • CTS Serrvices (396 Central)
  • Fly E-Bikes (364 Central)
  • Mi Bandera Heights (408 Central)
  • Irma's Cafe (274 Central)
  • Stacks Creamery (465 Central)
  • BG Enterprises (430 Central)
  • Jupiter Knights (447 Central)
  • Cosmopolitan Staffing (430 Central)
  • American Laundromat (389 Central)
  • Alpit Convenience Store (362 Central)
  • iFoneSpot (306 Central)

More New Businesses on the Avenue>

Development and Infrastructure Improvements along Central Avenue

Team Effort to Address Sanitation and Maintenance Needs of the District

Central Avenue is a busy urban commercial corridor with a large amount of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Consequently, the busy nature of our main street community produces demanding sanitation needs. It takes a team effort to keep our district clean starting with 1) merchants sweeping their adjacent sidewalks regularly, 2) the City’s mechanical streetsweeper cleaning both sides of the roadway 6 days a week, and 3) the City’s litter patrol program maintaining public spaces clean (i.e. tree beds, litter receptacles, sidewalks, sewer catch basins, etc.). To further supplement these efforts, the Central Avenue SID program uses its limited resources to service other sanitation related needs of the district. CASID has hired Commercial District Services to service the district ten days (10) a month for landscaping, hand-bill removal, curb painting, cleaning public touch surfaces, and other occasional maintenance needs of the district.

Creative Placemaking on Central Avenue

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]

Past Public Artwork in the District:

Central Avenue SID Annual Report