2009 Hoboken Business Year in Review

12/26/2009:

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!

Hoboken 2009 Year in Review business

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)

  1. W. Kodak Jewelers
  2. W Hotel
  3. Chandelier Room (at W Hotel)
  4. Prompt MD Urgent Care
  5. Piri Piri Portuguese BBQ
  6. Clearview Cinemas
  7. The Taco Truck (mobile)
  8. OYO Organic Yogurt
  9. Stacks Pancake House
  10. Clinton Social
  11. Crumbs Bake Shop
  12. 7 Eleven
  13. AT&T Wireless (midtown)
  14. Hoboken Family Pharmacy
  15. McCarthy’s Pub
  16. Hoboken Optical
  17. The Hoboken Man Salon
  18. Miami Rice Pudding
  19. Midtown Authentic
  20. People
  21. Hoboken Dog Wash
  22. Massage Envy
  23. Park & Sixth Comfort Food
  24. Beauty Mark Face & Body
  25. Purple Diamondz
  26. New Shining Nails
  27. Koa Koa Frozen Yogurt
  28. Miss Sushi to go
  29. Room 84 (The same Bar None owner, just re-vamped and re-branded)
  30. Washington Body Work
  31. The Frayed Knot
  32. Pizza Republic
  33. Maroon
  34. Sleep Island
  35. Prime Place Convenience
  36. Sparkle Salon
  37. Elegantly F.L.I.
  38. Mimosa Digital (moved across street)
  39. Marisa’s Pizza
  40. Gotham Nails II (uptown)
  41. Zylo Steakhouse (at W Hotel)
  42. Chinese “Special Touch” Massage
  43. Healthy for Life
  44. Aloha Cleaners
  45. Scottrade Hoboken
  46. Backyards Bistro
  47. Hoboken Bar & Grill
  48. Grand Convenience
  49. Avanti Beauty Salon
  50. Bloom Spa
  51. Winerium
  52. Lili’s Parties
  53. Nova Dental Center
  54. The Candy Shoppe
  55. Modern Nails & Spa
  56. Verizon Wireless (downtown)
  57. Erica Li Dog Groomer
  58. Signature Kitchen
  59. Rubee’s Closet (moved to Washington St.)
  60. Devotion Yoga (2nd Location – uptown)
  61. Energy Kitchen
  62. Cluck-U Chicken
  63. Rome Pizza
  64. Bright Horizons

Coming in 2010

  1. The Turtle Club
  2. Local Barre Core Fitness
  3. Kidville
  4. The Taco Truck (brick and mortar)
  5. Pizza! (at the old Ted & Jo’s)
  6. PNC Bank (uptown – 2010)
  7. Dentist DePaola (2nd location)
  8. Dino Sandwich Cafe
  9. Toni & Guy Salon
  10. Anika’s Kati Roll Grill
  11. Ralph’s Italian Ice (not sure if the project is dead?)

Closed (or announced closing) in 2009

  1. Goldhawk
  2. Mesh Spa
  3. Kebab House
  4. Juniors Papaya
  5. Boston Chicken
  6. Eva’s Designer Shoes
  7. Kiss & Tell Boutique
  8. The Original Soup Man
  9. Quiznos
  10. Joon Lee Gifts
  11. Shoeuphoria
  12. Hoboken Dog Association (not really what it once was)
  13. Urban Chicken
  14. Hoboken Watch Co.
  15. Spreading the News (Life is Good)
  16. Metro Deli
  17. Avenue Bistro
  18. Ameritel T-Mobile
  19. Good Breed
  20. Texas BBQ
  21. S & A Pasta
  22. Sunny Cleaners
  23. DeFine
  24. Shining Nails
  25. Jubilee Shoes
  26. Erie Street Antiques
  27. Sole Search
  28. re.Juice.a.Nation (uptown)
  29. Wireless Solutions
  30. Fowad
  31. So Green Yogurt (doomed before it started)

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!

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13 Comments on "2009 Hoboken Business Year in Review"

plywood
Member
plywood

Over-commenting.

plywood
Member
plywood

I don’t have the numbers, but it seems like there are a lot less vacant storefronts, so maybe the market is finally correcting itself and returning to normal. However I, like many I’m sure, find the fact that national chains comprise most of the new tenants a bittersweet turn of events.

BellaGirl
Member
BellaGirl

You should Add amomg the ones to most likely to close is ‘Mario Michele Studio’, AKA ‘Photography by Mario Michele’.at 720 Monreo St.
This is the attorney handling Mario Michele Studio complaints.Any one experiencing problems here is the contact info whose handeling the law suite.

Sachin Gupta, Esq.

Attorney At Law

guptalawfirm AT gmail.com

http://www.guptalaw.com

(201) 746-4262 Office

I forgot to add their second business info:

Makeup Artistry

Escape to Beauty

720 Monroe Street

Suite E105

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Contact: Sonia Crews

201-965-9082

sonia.crews@yahoo.com

http://www.escapetobeauty.com

By the way, I am a victim as well.

Bamboozled Bambino
Member
Bamboozled Bambino

Ok so here is the scenario.

I am in the process of getting ripped off by this low life mother-daughter team (Lucia and Sonia)for 2K (deposit for my wedding photographs).

I plan on picketing in front of their house this saturday in Paramus. The point is to let their neighborhood know what slime is living next to them. Im brainstorming some good tactics that will embarass these snake in the grass weasals. I know its not equal to the cash value that some of us lost, but it could possibly make us feel a little better.

Who knows if we get enough people, maybe they will pay is to leave. LOL

Post your email address below if you got scammed and want to join me this Saturday 3/20 bright and early. Refreshments will be served.

Thanks

In response to BellaGirl who said:
You should Add amomg the ones to most likely to close is ‘Mario Michele Studio’, AKA ‘Photography by Mario Michele’.at 720 Monreo St.
This is the attorney handling Mario Michele Studio complaints.Any one experiencing problems here is the contact info whose handeling the law suite.

Sachin Gupta, Esq.

Attorney At Law

guptalawfirm AT gmail.com

http://www.guptalaw.com

(201) 746-4262 Office

I forgot to add their second business info:

Makeup Artistry

Escape to Beauty

720 Monroe Street

Suite E105

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Contact: Sonia Crews

201-965-9082

sonia.crews@yahoo.com

http://www.escapetobeauty.com

By the way, I am a victim as well.

DEADMAU5
Member
DEADMAU5

What is a law suite and where is Monreo St? Hope you are not a lawyer

In response to BellaGirl who said:
You should Add amomg the ones to most likely to close is ‘Mario Michele Studio’, AKA ‘Photography by Mario Michele’.at 720 Monreo St.
This is the attorney handling Mario Michele Studio complaints.Any one experiencing problems here is the contact info whose handeling the law suite.

Sachin Gupta, Esq.

Attorney At Law

guptalawfirm AT gmail.com

http://www.guptalaw.com

(201) 746-4262 Office

I forgot to add their second business info:

Makeup Artistry

Escape to Beauty

720 Monroe Street

Suite E105

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Contact: Sonia Crews

201-965-9082

sonia.crews@yahoo.com

http://www.escapetobeauty.com

By the way, I am a victim as well.

BellaGirl
Member
BellaGirl

OHHHH!! You are a funnyone!!!!!No one said I had to be a great typest . The message is clear that this studio is in trouble and alot of people have lost money because of them. i really do not find the joke i that!

In response to DEADMAU5 who said:
What is a law suite and where is Monreo St? Hope you are not a lawyer

DEADMAU5
Member
DEADMAU5

Um it is typist not typest. funny one not funnyone, a lot not alot, do not should be don’t. I am not commenting on the situation, I know people are at a loss and that is horrible. I was simply commenting on your grammatical errs.

In response to BellaGirl who said:
OHHHH!! You are a funnyone!!!!!No one said I had to be a great typest . The message is clear that this studio is in trouble and alot of people have lost money because of them. i really do not find the joke i that!

DEADMAU5
Member
DEADMAU5

WHAT ABOUT THE COPS?? DWI AND A TIPSTER TO THE COCAINE LORDS?

9
Member

Um … OK?

In response to DEADMAU5 who said:
WHAT ABOUT THE COPS?? DWI AND A TIPSTER TO THE COCAINE LORDS?

jc5201
Member
jc5201

This is good news for Hoboken. Maybe landlords are getting a bit more realistic in terms of rent for small businesses.

9
Member

A little bit too late to save 2008 victim Ted & Jo’s. 🙁

In response to jc5201 who said:
This is good news for Hoboken. Maybe landlords are getting a bit more realistic in terms of rent for small businesses.

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