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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Newark Penn Station Retail Food Concession

NJ TRANSIT is interested in receiving Expressions of Interest from experienced, financially sound, reputable individuals or entities to propose the operation of a retail concession at NJ TRANSIT’s Newark Penn Station.

NJ TRANSIT’s Newark Pennsylvania Station, located in the heart of Newark’s Ironbound District, a rejuvenated downtown neighborhood that is home to the city’s premier locations including the corporate headquarters of Prudential and Panasonic, One Gateway Center shopping concourse and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The station is used by many patrons of the Prudential Center Arena (“The Rock”) which hosts over 200 events a year, including musical performances by some of the world’s most famous and prevalent artists, and is home to the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, the NCAA’s Seton Hall Pirates.

Transportation Services available within the station include NJ Transit Rail, Light Rail and Bus, PATH, Amtrak Rail, and Greyhound Bus lines, which attract an average weekly ridership of approximately 34,000 customers and offer connections to Midtown NYC, the World Trade Center, Jersey City’s Newport Center and downtown Hoboken within minutes.  

The available space, known as “Space E,” is approximately 650 square feet, located in the bustling Main Concourse of Newark Penn Station. The space lends itself to serving passengers a variety of hot and cold foods and beverages, however, cooking that requires venting is prohibited.  Proposers should include attractive improvements and designs that will complement the recent upgrades to the retail environment at Newark Penn Station.

Selection of a lessee(s) will be based upon review of proposals submitted to NJ TRANSIT in response to a Request for Proposal package issued to parties submitting an Expression of Interest.

Please submit your written Expression of Interest on your letterhead including name, address and phone number via mail or to the following email address: aamaechi@njtransit.com. No telephone Expressions of Interest will be accepted.

Expressions of Interest can be mailed to:

Aloysius Amaechi
Manager - Property Management, Lease Negotiations & Compliance
NJ TRANSIT - Real Estate & Economic Development
One Penn Plaza East, Newark, New Jersey 07105-2246

RE: Newark Penn Station – Retail Food Concession (Space E)