When looking for quality household items at an affordable price, the Navy Exchange can’t be beat, and it has a guarantee to prove it. Items from the Navy Exchange offer the same quality as national brands at an everyday average savings of 23 percent. The Navy Exchange also has a 14-day price guarantee on any items originally purchased from the Exchange. If you find a lower price at any other local store, they’ll match it. And you save the cost of sales tax.
With savings like these, the New London Navy Exchange provides support to more than 45,000 active duty, Reserve and retired military and their families living in the area. Spending in the Navy Exchange provides its own great rewards to MWR programs. The NEX contributes 70 percent of its annual profits to support Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.
For your convenience, the Navy Exchange operates out of five locations: three locations on the upper base, one on the lower base and one off base near military family housing.
Main NEX Mall — The main Navy Exchange is in Building 484 just inside the main gate. The Navy Exchange at that location includes a shopping center, a beauty salon, a barbershop and Wayback Burgers. The main Exchange offers everything from clothing to jewelry, computers and TVs, wine and spirits, to school supplies and everything in between. It is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Other Navy Exchange facilities located in the main mall include:
Beauty Salon — The professionals at the beauty salon have only your best interest at heart because when you look terrific, you feel great. From a simple wash and set to a spiral perm or specialized coloring, the salon offers the finest in professional hair care products and services. Call 860-446-5783 for an appointment.
Barbershops — There’s no need to spend a fortune keeping your hair in line. The barbers at the two NEX barbershops — at the main NEX and on lower base — are pros. You can call ahead for an appointment or hours of operation at 860-446-5793.
Uniform Center, Tailor Shop, Dry Cleaning and Laundry — Need a new uniform or new rank insignia? The Uniform Center carries a wide selection for men and women. If the shop doesn’t carry the size you need, we will special order it for you. Not the perfect fit? The Tailor Shop can take care of your military or civilian clothes. Once you’re hemmed and mended, the laundry and dry-cleaning service will provide fast, expert service at a reasonable price to keep you looking recruiting-poster sharp.
The Uniform Center, Tailor Shop, and the laundry and dry-cleaning services are located in the main Exchange. Call 860-446-5787 for information or hours of operation.
Other Navy Exchange facilities on the main base include:
Gas Station Mini-Mart — The gas station is the place for you whether you’re filling up your car or stocking up on treats for your weekend picnic. Located directly in front of the Exchange and commissary parking lot, you can pump all grades of unleaded gasoline at its self-service islands, an E85 pump is available and purchase food or refreshing beverages at the mini-mart. Call 860-694-5203 for hours of operation. Pay-at-the-pump service is available around the clock.
Lower Base Mini-Mart — Located in Building 173 near the waterfront, the lower base Navy Exchange isn’t much on frills, but it is primarily stocked with toiletry items for the convenience of shipboard personnel. A quick check here may save you a trip to upper base if you need toothpaste, shoe polish or food and a refreshing soft drink. An additional Wayback Burgers is found here. The store is open 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 860-694-4120.
Dolphin Mart Convenience Store — Have you noticed how often the word convenience is used in relation to SUBASE services? That’s because the command really does want to make your daily life easier. This mini-mart is a good example of that philosophy. Located off base near military family housing at 22 Sail Fish Drive, the Dolphin mini-mart is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. This place is a little like an old neighborhood mom-and-pop shop ready to meet your short-term needs. Call 860-446-8593 for information.