What Next? (364 13th Street)

1/15/2010 Update:

[Concluding the second week of the “What’s Next for Hoboken?” series here on Hoboken411…]

Is there any chance?

“I Love Sushi” was a sad Japanese Sushi takeout place that came and left in 2008. What’s even sadder is, that 2009 came and went without a new tenant.

With the new coffee shop opening up next door – do you think there’s any hope for revitalizing this pedestrian strip of property on 13th Street? Even some readers were debating yesterday about how a busier and more populated area on 14th and Garden may suffer for the foreseeable future – I wonder what the chances are in this spot!

Old 13th street sushi shop hoboken nj vacant

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4 Comments on "What Next? (364 13th Street)"

ahobokenguy
Member
Honestly with the opening of the movie theater, there has been a noticeable uptick in foot traffic, especially on Tuesdays with free movies and all. The little convenience store down grand towards 14th seems to be doing better despite the odd hours and the Dunkin Donuts around the corner is pulling in not only foot traffic but car traffic at all hours. Café Ganche did well here, so well that they moved on up to the Tea Building. The problem with both store fronts is that they do not have a kitchen that vents to the roof which is required for a legitimate kitchen with ovens, stoves, etc… A family restaurant or some place to grab a quick burger before a movie would be great. Microwaved food, not so much. I am sure the rents are something ridiculous so I am not sure what a sustainable business model would be for these two store fronts, but here are my ideas: Liquor store, there is nothing close and there are several large buildings in the area to support a 6 pack/ bottle of wine kind of place. Candy Shop/newspaper/coffee shop. Offer some simple breakfast sandwiches and have counter and table seating all day. Sell bulk candy and undercut the movie theater. Subside everything with a good host of magazine, newsapapers and books. Most importantly be open at 6 am when everyone is walking to the bus stop. The last few tries never seemed to open before 9 and had missed any… Read more »
cegre
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cegre
No hope – this space was converted into a residents’ lounge for the Metropolitan apts. They aren’t renting this out to a new business tenant. In response to ahobokenguy who said: Honestly with the opening of the movie theater, there has been a noticeable uptick in foot traffic, especially on Tuesdays with free movies and all. The little convenience store down grand towards 14th seems to be doing better despite the odd hours and the Dunkin Donuts around the corner is pulling in not only foot traffic but car traffic at all hours. Café Ganche did well here, so well that they moved on up to the Tea Building. The problem with both store fronts is that they do not have a kitchen that vents to the roof which is required for a legitimate kitchen with ovens, stoves, etc… A family restaurant or some place to grab a quick burger before a movie would be great. Microwaved food, not so much. I am sure the rents are something ridiculous so I am not sure what a sustainable business model would be for these two store fronts, but here are my ideas: Liquor store, there is nothing close and there are several large buildings in the area to support a 6 pack/ bottle of wine kind of place. Candy Shop/newspaper/coffee shop. Offer some simple breakfast sandwiches and have counter and table seating all day. Sell bulk candy and undercut the movie theater. Subside everything with a good host of magazine, newsapapers… Read more »
krewedetat
Member
krewedetat

This is the result of poor planning: Block after block of condos designed for people with cars who do not walk anywhere except to (maybe) take the bus to work.

The only hope for that area to become anything like a real urban neighborhood with street life is for the community to push for the remaining open spaces (Cognis and the area all the way back by the Palisades) to become “destination” parks, that is parks with playing fields and other amenities (remember the pool and community center?).

A school building for one of the charter schools may be a great idea too. That was another unfulfilled promise from the developers in this area.

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

Unlike most of the other locations posted in the ‘What Next’ feature, I don’t think this location has any promise whatsoever. Look at its bleak 2009 record! This reminded me of an article I read back in the fall, about the possibility of filling vacant storefronts with artwork (or, my personal preference would even be some kind of installation). Why not? It has pretty big windows, a modern feel, good lighting… This would add some vibrancy and culture in the short term, and may even increase the likelihood that it eventually rents.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/nyregion/13galleries.html

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