Downtown & Retail

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With six major shopping malls, hundreds of national retailers, entertainment-driven lifestyle centers and energetic downtown districts, visitors come from miles around to experience and enjoy the variety of shops and services here in Bergen County.


Major Bergen County Malls:

American Dream

1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford
Phone: 833-263-7326

American Dream is an unparalleled mix of world-class entertainment, shopping, and dining located in East Rutherford, New Jersey - just minutes from New York City. Comprised of over 3 million square feet of premier attractions that include DreamWorks Water Park, Nickelodeon Universe, Big SNOW, Angry Birds Mini Golf, The Rink, Blacklight Mini Golf, Mirror Maze, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium, there’s something for everyone to explore.
Outlets at Bergen Town Center
Route 4 East and Forest Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-845-4050
The Outlets at Bergen Town Center is a super-regional shopping center of specialty shops and eateries, including Century 21, The Outlet Store Bloomingdale's, Marshall's, Saks OFF 5TH, Whole Foods Market, Target, Nordstrom Rack, Nike Factory, and J. Crew. Bergen is the only county in New Jersey which enforces Blue Laws - legislation that limits Sunday shopping. Paramus strictly observes these laws, therefore major malls and other retail stores are closed on Sunday. Other Bergen communities also adhere to restrictions; therefore most retail outlets are closed.
Paramus Park Mall
700 Paramus Park
Route 17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-261-8000
With over 100 stores there is something for the whole family. Anchor stores include Sears and Macy's who are joined by Abercrombie and Fitch, Express, Gap, H&M, Old Navy, and a variety of retail kiosks.
The Fashion Center
Route 17 NorthRoute 17 North and Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-444-9050
The Fashion Center features Lord and Taylor, T. J. Maxx, Bed Bath and Beyond, Toys R US, Best Buy, and Fairway Market.
The Shops at Riverside
390 Hackensack Ave.
One Riverside Square
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-489-2212
The Shops at Riverside is Bergen County's premiere shopping destination, featuring an unsurpassed collection of over 70 high-end and specialty stores. These include such premiere retailers as Tiffany and Co., L.K. Bennett, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Williams Sonoma, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Hermes. Among these high-end stores are full-service restaurants, including Houston's, Maggiano's Little Italy, McCormick and Schmick's, Morton's Steakhouse, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Changs China Bistro, and Rosa Mexicano.
Westfield Garden State Plaza
One Garden State Plaza
Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-843-2121
Westfield Garden State Plaza is a shopper's amusement park. Anchor stores include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's, Lord and Taylor and JC Penney. Other stores include Ann Taylor, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, Restoration Hardware, Steve Madden, Swarovski and Williams-Sonoma. There is a comprehensive food court, as well as full-service restaurants including;Capital Grille, Napa Valley Grille, Joe's American Bar and Grill, Grand Lux Café, Legal Sea Foods and California Pizza Kitchen. The Plaza also includes a 16-screen AMC Movie Theater.


Downtown Delights

A number of communities in Bergen boast extensive downtown shopping districts including Ridgewood's East Ridgewood Avenue, Englewood's Palisade Avenue and Dean Street, Westwood's five corners, Closter's Closter Plaza, Wood-Ridge's Wesmont Station, Fort Lee's Hudson Lights, Teaneck's Cedar Lane, Ramsey's Main Street and Woodcliff Lake's Tice's Corner Marketplace. Allendale, Wyckoff, Ho-Ho-Kus and Rutherford also feature a diverse range of antique, specialty shops and boutiques.


Contact Us

Joanne Cimiluca

Director of Economic Development

 Division of Economic Development

One Bergen County Plaza • 3rd Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7336

Department of Administration and Finance

One Bergen County Plaza • 5th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7335 • Fax: 201-336-7304