About the Washington Street Mall
THE HEART OF AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SEASIDE RESORT
The Washington Street Mall is a three block long stretch of Washington Street in Cape May, New Jersey that is closed to vehicular traffic. Over 75 shops, boutiques, restaurants, and bars are located on the quaint picturesque pedestrian Mall and surrounding streets. The Mall serves as Cape May's town square, and features numerous benches, luscious gardens, shady trees, historical markers, Instagram-worthy photo opportunities, and more. Attracting not only visitors to Cape May, the Mall also attracts visitors to other Jersey Shore towns as well those from up and down the East Coast.
Management of the Mall
In 2008, in conjunction with a major renovation of the Mall, the City of Cape May created the Washington Street Mall Business Improvement District. A special assessment is imposed on properties within the District for the purposes of promoting the economic and general welfare of the District and the City. Funds are used for holiday decorations, landscaping, marketing, and other uses.
The Washington Street Mall Management Company, Inc. is a nonprofit Corporation created to receive and allocate the funds and manage the Mall. Its Board of Directors meets monthly.
Washington Street Mall Management Company, Inc.
PO Box 2338
Cape May, NJ 08204
Website and social media management services by George Swoyer.
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Dedicated June 24th, 1971, the Mall was a construction project of the City of Cape May's Urban Renewal Program, which took place from 1965 to 1971. The purpose of the program was to turn the heart of Cape May into a charming showplace complete with a revitalized downtown area to attract hundreds of thousands of tourists while also improving quality of life for residents as well.
With its famous shopping, delicious cuisine, and so much more, plan your visit to the Mall today!
The Washington Street Mall in June 1972.