Do street signs give hints about the Hoboken economy?

While we don’t really eat carby baked goods much at all these days, that doesn’t stop us from noticing things on the sidewalk. At one point in time, that (pseudo) Old German Bakery on Washington Street used to give you a free cup of coffee with a small purchase. And not too long after that fair giveaway, they left the sign on the sidewalk, but just barely obscured the “free” part of the message – without putting much effort into truly removing that they’re no longer as generous.

I mean doesn’t coffee cost just a few nickels a cup? Kind of insulting that anyone can see that they rescinded the offer.

Is that a sign that Old German Bakery is struggling?

Old German Bakery in Hoboken NJ removes free coffee promotion