The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced a roster of nearly 60 regional, national and global brands May 24 that will bring their business to the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The Port Authority said the project is in its final stages of development and is expected to open later this year.
Several notable New Jersey-based brands — including Jersey Mike’s, Smokehouse BBQ and Office Tavern & Grill — have signed agreements to operate in the new 1 million-square foot terminal.
The updated depot will also feature some local flavor with $3 million invested to build out retail space to house businesses from Newark and Elizabeth. These locally owned and operated stores — The Black Home, Tonnie Minis, Artist Pop Shop, GWER Gelato and Bold Newark Black Owned Local Designs — will be in the terminal’s main hall.
“The Port Authority’s investment in the inclusion of locally owned and operated stores reflects the importance of New Jersey’s small businesses, which act as the backbone of our local economies,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “Local businesses from Elizabeth and Newark, in addition to several quintessentially Jersey brands, represent the vast diversity of our state’s commercial sector. Overall, Terminal A will solidify our position as a hub for domestic and international travel, while providing a tremendous boost to our already burgeoning economy.”
“The new terminal will offer a combination of global and national brands as well as local concepts that create a real sense of place and pride in the state of New Jersey,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “We’re committed to delivering exceptional services and amenities to travelers while helping to support the local economy.”
Munich Airport NJ LLC, a subsidiary of Munich Airport in Germany and manager of the current Terminal A, will oversee airport operations, maintenance and concession management services at the new Terminal A.
“We are excited about the new Terminal A and the career opportunities and experiences it will offer to our residents and visitors,” said Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. “The inclusion of local small businesses in the terminal is vital and it is progress that we can all be proud of. I congratulate the Port Authority on ensuring that Newark Liberty International Airport continues to be among the world’s leaders.”