R.I.P. Columbus Park Hot Dog Stand
R.I.P. Jaime Vallejo the Columbus Park Hot Dog Vendor
Sad news today in Hoboken, as residents were shocked to find out that Jaime Vallejo, the hot dog vendor outside Columbus Park (on the High School side), passed away last night. Word is that he suffered from some form of cancer.
He was always friendly and said hello – each and every time we walked by. And was more reliable than the Postal service! As Hoboken resident Frank said: “People are visiting, setting down flowers, he was just one of those great Hoboken fixtures, everyday he was there, something very cool about his dependability, very sad and many many many people are saddened by his death…”
He served as a familiar icon in town. Kids from the school enjoyed a quick bite, moms and kids at the adjacent playground supported him, and he always had ice cold water on hot days. Fairly priced too! Sad that he’s gone.
The makeshift memorial with candles and flowers is set up on the south entrance to the park, at 9th & Grand Streets.