A discount brand born in the Garden State is expanding its reach with a new store opening in New Jersey's largest city.

Burlington prepares to launch in Downtown Newark next week.

According to an article on Jersey Digs Burlington, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory and named after the city in South Jersey, will open its doors at 729 Broad Street in Newark on Friday, May 17.

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This follows the recent opening of a store in Clifton and an outpost along River Road in Edgewater about two years ago.

The renovated space, located along one of Downtown's main thoroughfares, was previously occupied by a Dollar Bazaar.

The location of this new store has had stores go in and out throughout the years. But hopefully, this one is going to be a keeper.

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For those who are not familiar with Burlington, it was founded in 1972 and currently has 830 in 45 states. They are a great place for off-price merchandise including ladies' and men’s clothing and shoes and accessories, home decor, and pet items.

You can probably figure out now why they are no longer called a “coat factory.”

To mark the opening in Newark, Burlington plans to donate $5,000 each to two nearby elementary schools in Newark and Clifton.

The new store is conveniently located next to the steps of the Military Park light rail station, amidst an emerging retail corridor on Broad Street, featuring popular spots like Sakura Japan, Blaze Pizza, Starbucks, Zaro’s, a Nike Factory Store and Whole Foods.

This is great news for those of us who love a discount. And you know what I say: there can never be enough discount stores in New Jersey.

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