BIGMallrat's Editorial Review
NewPark Mall in Newark is the
only enclosed shopping center in the tri-city area. Serving the Fremont
area since 1980, it has undergone a series of ownership changes and
improvements. The management
appears to have made the best of the situation and the shopping center
has improved over the last few years.
With much of the 90s adornments now retired, this
shopping center appears light and bright. For those of you who remember
the original brown tiles from 1980, the current white tiled floors
are a big improvement. Clutter has been reduced and over-stimulation
is no longer a problem.
This shopping center features Burlington Coat
Factory, Sears, Macy's, and JC Penney as anchor stores.
For the most part, NewPark Mall has standard-fare
stores, such as Aeropostale and Express, but also some interesting
shops, like Daiso Japan. The range of stores runs from high-end Coach
to a Cash for Gold kiosk.
The Sears end has a lot of stores that look temporary
and aren't your usual fare. In fact, quite a few stores
had temporary-looking signs. We counted a number of tchotcke shops
and furniture stores, which some find interesting.
Look for a farmer's market Sundays between 9 AM
and 1 PM in the parking lot between Macy's and Sears.
A food court with eateries
and recently expanded seating area can be found on the upper
level in the middle of the center. Other sit-down
restaurants, such as Red Robin, can be found near the entrances.
For the best place to park, use the parking deck
between JC Penney and the former Target or the south lots near Burlington
NewPark Mall is conveniently located west of
I-880 in Newark, south of the Mowry Avenue exit and north of the
Stevenson Boulevard exit.