7-Eleven having issues in Hoboken?

Brief update to the “chain store” 7-Eleven over at 422 Washington Street. There is some buzz that the store isn’t doing so swell… or possibly even in the red. Maybe they thought they’d “knock the competition out” (Hoboken Daily News across the street), but that didn’t happen. Much to their chagrin, the other store is still busy with regular loyal customers.

I for one, wouldn’t be sad to see 7-Eleven say bye-bye to Hoboken. Like the liberals would say “we need some diversity at that intersection.”

Perhaps a chicken place could come back. I would LOVE me some Chick-fil-A!

Is 7-Eleven in danger in Hoboken NJ

12/15/2009 Update:

Not yet; maybe tomorrow

Those expecting the new 7-Eleven at 422 Washington St. to be open today, will have to hold their horses for a bit – the city is giving them the runaround (what’d you expect?), and *might* be open tomorrow. Let’s hope it isn’t too long, as they’re already stocked with “fresh” sandwiches, donuts and other items. The coffee was good, though!

12/8/2009 Update:

Thought you cats might find this somewhat interesting…

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Hoboken 7-Eleven owners building Slurpee Kingdom

I found myself in the middle of nowhere the other day (don’t ask), and I stumbled into a 7-Eleven parking lot somewhere off Route 1&9 in Elizabeth, NJ… When I realized where I was, the first thing that I spoke was “Did you know there was a 7-Eleven opening in Hoboken?”

Well, the lady at the counter said that they in fact own the Hoboken “24-hour perpetual construction delay” – and have a total of about TEN 7-Eleven’s in the area! It’s good to know that a “rookie” isn’t running the joint, and that we’ll have a fully capable mini-mart proprietor in the middle of town.

Once I recovered from my Slurpee headache, I realized was already halfway home. Forgot their names, but they seem like really nice people. So give them a huge welcome once they get the C.O. and open their doors!

11/17/2009 Update:

Soon, 24-hour store lovers, soon!

A quick update about the 7-Eleven store at 5th and Washington – looks like it’s progressing quite nicely. Any day now, right?

8/19/2009 Update:

Sign design approved for 7-Eleven! Not obnoxious!

If you thought Hoboken’s new 7 Eleven would look like the ones in the suburbs with yards and yards of blinding florescent light boxes blasting orange, green and red logos, think again!

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The Hoboken Historic Preservation Commission’s job is to approve changes in signs and façades of buildings within the Historic District along Washington Street. This volunteer board keeps “The Avenue” from looking like Bergenline Avenue. Bit by bit as old stores close and new stores open – the now banned light-box signs leave, replaced by more “classy” designs lit by goose neck lamps.

The 7 Eleven is no exception (see artist renderings below). Commisioners including Chairwoman and 1st ward Councilwoman Theresa Castellano chose to go with a design that includes two smaller signs per building side rather than one large one on each side. With the signs approved it’s only a matter of time before we can get a Big Gulp in Hoboken!

4/8/2009 Update:

Big chain convenience store

Remember how I hoped a 7 Eleven would come to Hoboken?

Replacing the old Boston Chicken Market at 422 Washington – is a 7 ElevenSlurpees for everyone! Maybe a WaWa will come next at the old Quik Check / WaMu location!

No date is known for the opening – but they can probably whip these things out fast.

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3/30/2009 Update:

Get your chicken somewhere else!

For those of you that enjoyed the meals at Boston Market – you’ll have to eat elsewhere from now on. They closed their doors for good yesterday.

Boston Market Spokesman Kevin Petru said “This store closing is not an indication of financial health of the company. Boston Market does have a strategy for long-term growth, and there is no reason to think it wouldn’t locate additional restaurants in the area in the future” and mentioned that if you’re addicted to the food, there are other locations situated within 5 miles of Hoboken.

Does that PR sound a little fishy to you? Just like a politician, he avoided directly mentioning why this particular location closed. Of course it HAD to be a financial decision – this restaurant probably wasn’t fiscally healthy – and didn’t fit into the long-term plans of Boston Market – which is probably to survive the current economic tsunami.

Will any of you miss Boston Market? What will take it’s place? What do you want there?

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See how it looked when it was actually open below…

March 2009:

Boston Chicken

Description – Fast Food chain. “Specializing quick, convenient, delicious meals, featuring homestyle entrees.”
Services – Homestyle entrees (rotisserie chicken, turkey, ham and meatloaf), fresh vegetables, sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes and desserts. Delivery
Website – www.bostonmarket.com
Address – 422 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – (201) 795-5300
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