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The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, Paramus
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The Outlets at Bergen Town Center is a shopping center located in Bergen County, New Jersey, USA. The center consists of both an indoor mall and exterior outlying stores and occupies over 105 acres split between the municipalities of Paramus and Maywood.The center, which was built as the Bergen Mall, opened in 1957 as one of several regional large-scale outdoor shopping centers rolled out nationwide, and was the largest of its kind at the time of its opening. It is the second-oldest mall in New Jersey. The mall offers a gross leasable area (GLA) of 917129sqft. The mall is located at the junction of Route 4 and Forest Avenue, and includes a separate shopping strip, south of Route 4 connected to the rest of the property via a pedestrian bridge. The mall has over the years included community spaces, including a chapel, theater for live dramas, post office, auditorium, ice rink, bowling alley and a children's amusement ride area, and is the current location of the Bergen County Museum. The Bergen Mall was designed by John Graham of New York City. The mall is subject to Bergen County's blue laws, which requires the mall to be closed on Sundays.HistoryThe mall was first planned in 1955 by Allied Stores to have 100 stores and 8,600 parking spaces in a 1.5 million ft2 mall that would include a 300000sqft Stern's store and two other 150000sqft department stores as part of the initial design. Allied's chairman B. Earl Puckett announced The Bergen Mall as the largest of ten proposed centers, stating that there were 25 cities that could support such centers and that no more than 50 malls of this type would be built nationwide. The mall opened on November 14, 1957 with great fanfare, as Dave Garroway, host of The Today Show served as master of ceremonies. Bergen Mall got its second anchor when a 135000sqft Ohrbach's location opened on August 17, 1967.
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  • no sales tax on most clothing and footwear. Very crowded and parking is a nightmare on Saturdays and holiday time. Sunday the stores are closed. I've shopped there for years with friends and family. N...  more »
  • Not much for shopping, but the place was clean and well laid out. Nice assortment of shops and restaurants. 
  • Love Bergen Mall! I've been going here since I was a little girl. I always find great deals on high end designer clothes and shoes. 
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  • It's a pretty decent mall if you're coming to kill some time or want to find a good place to grab some food. parking isn't a huge issue here unless it's during the Christmas season. I suggest, if you're not looking for something in particular, just browse some stores then hit up a place to eat in the surrounding area outside.
  • The assortment of high quality, reasonably priced clothing is actually 2nd to none. I almost always find something good when I go there looking for clothing.
  • Love this outlet mall tons of great deals and staffs are friendly and helpful. Atmosphere feels lively and laid back. They have tons of great stores such as guess, century 21, j crew and etc. Overall great place and affordable prices for all ages.
  • First time here was pretty good. Love the selection of stores. The mall is spread out. Thought it was bigger but a good spot to go to for shopping.
  • Great mall. Good small outlet. Perfect location.