NEWARK, NJ — A new Starbucks opened this morning in Newark Penn Station’s Main Concourse bringing specialty coffees and foods to rail, bus, and light rail customers.
Starbucks will be open seven days a week. The 1,000 square foot store will open during the week at 5:30 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Weekend hours will have the shop opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 9 p.m.
“We are very pleased to welcome Starbucks to Newark Penn Station and look forward to a long and beneficial partnership with them,” said NJ Transit President & CEO Kevin Corbett.
Starbucks signed a 10-year lease for $1.6 million with NJ Transit. This is the first Starbucks in a NJ Transit property.
The store’s inline design conforms to the station’s historic art-deco theme and welcomes customers with exposed brick, original to the station, wrapped in metal beams and a one-of-a-kind illuminated vertical branding sign, unique to Newark Penn Station. The industrial-themed look continues throughout the store with its sleek concrete floors, and custom black tile wall.
“Non-fare box, revenue generating opportunities like this are critical to securing the funding to put NJ TRANSIT back into national prominence while keeping ticket prices stable," Corbett said.