2009 Hoboken Business Year in Review
Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday (i.e., Christmas) weekend! Here’s a nice end-of-year mini-recap for ya today!
Hoboken 2009: A year for the record books!
Exhausting to say the least!
A whirlwind year is now wrapping up this week – and I couldn’t be happier!
From emergency (and heroic) splash landings and fatal aircraft collisions over the Hudson, financial debacles at City Hall, HUMC Hospital, Stevens Institute and the Board of Education, plus the worst aspect of it all: three Hoboken Mayoral Elections (thanks to Cammarano Corruption), the year was filled with blockbuster stories!
Additionally (thanks to yours truly – Hoboken411.com) – you can now watch live streaming video of the exceedingly boring City Council Meetings! It’s nice that the 100 or so residents that watch give a damn (or have the time to sit through 7 hour meetings).
H411 is also proud to be the only Hoboken publication that shines the light properly on our so-called “public officials.” Imagine the hell we’d be living in if everyone reported the same sugar-coated nonsense?
There were many other big stories in 2009, such at the World Series Champion New York Yankees, those Westboro Baptist Religious Nutjobs that had a lame protest here, and the on-going debate about the 70-story high rises NJ Transit wants to build on our southern border.
But the most important aspect of Hoboken year after year – is our LOCAL ECONOMY!
What bad economy? Second year of growth!
With all this talk of the fledgling economy, you wonder what special circumstances make Hoboken immune!
In 2008, we had around 30 doomed businesses, and about 50 new ones. While six new businesses didn’t make it through the year – We’ve had a net gain of around FIFTY new businesses in Hoboken in the past two years combined!
Here’s an approximate running total for 2009:
(feel free to let me know if I overlooked any in the comments section)
- Around 30 businesses are gone for good
- Over 60 new businesses opened their doors Hoboken! (Amazing!)
- At least 11 more slated to open in Q1 2010
- And several others wanted to – but never came to fruition, or are looking for other properties.
Do YOU want to know what came and went in 2009? Find out after the jump!
(2009 Hoboken Business Year in Review, continued…)
Open, announced or relocated in 2009
(in no particular order)
Coming in 2010
Closed (or announced closing) in 2009
Announced, but future uncertain
If you spotted any omissions, please feel free to share in the comments section, or email me directly at Hoboken411@gmail.com!
Big appreciation to the Hoboken Community for the thousands of tips, emails and suggestions. Hopefully 2010 will just be filled with pots of gold and flying unicorns!