From the boutiques, antiques, department stores, specialty shops, the .com companies and warehouses’ sale days, the many businesses in Edison Township contribute to the economy and offer the fun and convenience of shopping close to home. The variety of storefronts in the many strip shopping centers along many avenues and large Menlo Park Mall are shoppers’ delights.
“Did you find everything you were looking for?” is a frequent question in our stores. “Let me show you our sale items today that will go very nicely with this.” You will find friendly and helpful staff. The robust shopping climate proves that if you like what you see, buy it now because it will not be there later.
The Menlo Park Mall is an all-weather, temperature-controlled shopping mall that includes two large department stores and 120 specialty shops. The anchor stores are Macy’s and Nordstrom. There is a two-story parking garage, as well as ground and upper level lots. When you get tired of shopping and eating, enjoy some leisure time at the beautiful and peaceful Roosevelt Park nearby.
Edison has more than 15 neighborhood shopping centers with 10-20 stores with free parking along Route One, Lincoln Highway/Rte. 27, New Durham and Oak Tree Road, Amboy, Plainfield, Tallmadge and Woodbridge avenues, just to mention a few. Among the neighborhood retail centers are Wick Plaza on Route 1, Inman Grove Shopping Center on Imnan and Grove avenues, Tano Mall on Amboy Avenue and Oak Tree Road Center on Oak Tree Road. The lengthy Oak Tree Road has an extensive variety of independent retail stores, small businesses and, of course, eateries, both privately owned and chains. This area of town caters to the Asian Indian population. Edison’s U. S. Route 1 corridor is the home for many automobile dealers, every brand you can imagine!
It’s good to see the many privately owned and diverse type of stores appearing in Edison. There are more and more centers being developed all the time. Currently under construction is the Hartz Mountain Industries’ Edison Towne Square (cultural center project) on Route 1 where Sam’s Club is one of the anchor stores. The preliminary site plans will include a 150-room hotel, a movie theatre, five restaurants, office space, a bank, a gas station and plenty of parking. The Revlon property on Route 27 is still in the planning stage. Edison’s larger shopping centers house Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club and others.
Amboy Avenue is particularly beautiful and quaint. One can take a leisurely walk along the historic area. Occasionally, the family can sit to view the parade and antique car shows. During the summer months, Amboy Avenue features a Farmers Market where people can purchase most Jersey Fresh produces.
Shopping isn’t completely satisfying without taking time out to eat. If you include all the centers and highways mentioned above, there isn’t one national chain missing. And best of all is Edison’s large number of independent, family owned eateries. We’ve got it all in Edison Township. View www.EdisonChamber.com for our directory of restaurants.
The New Jersey Convention and Expo Center draws thousands of people to Edison with its many meetings, conventions, conferences and expos. The mega attraction is an economic boost to our region because people come and eat at our restaurants and sleep in our fine hotels.
Whether you are a business traveler or a shopper, now that you are exhausted and your stomach is full, consider a sleepover in one of our many comfortable sleeping rooms! Thousands of comfortable sleeping rooms in modern, clean and safe facilities at more than 15 Edison properties await you, including: Comfort Inn, Courtyard by Marriott*, Crowne Plaza*, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott*, Hilton Garden Inn*, Holiday Inn & Conference Center* and Sheraton*. The four underscored establishments have fabulous restaurants too. All properties have free parking, and most have high-speed wireless Internet service. Those marked with an * have conference rooms available for social gatherings and business meetings. Those with pools are Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield, Hilton Garden, Holiday Inn & Conference Center and Sheraton. Sheraton Edison in the Raritan Center is pet friendly. For a current list of member hotels and restaurants, view our Website www.EdisonChamber.com.