Lepores Home Made Chocolate

11/30/2010 Update:

Lepores Chocolates now open

Lepore’s Chocolates re-opened a week ago at 105 4th Street. Customers in the store seemed pleased.

Previous updates after the jump…

11/12/2010 Update:

Lepores Chocolates has a new home!

Good news for home-made chocolate lovers. Lepore’s Chocolates has a new home at 105 4th Street (previously held by Flowers by Diane).

The last I checked, they were still working on the interior – but should be open in time for holiday gift-giving.

9/30/2010 Update:

Lepore getting the boot after 30 years!

Most Hoboken residents know about Lepore’s Chocolates at 6th and Garden Streets. A local business for over 30 years!

Well, apparently – a Real Estate developer bought the building and is kicking them out (not sure of the specifics – perhaps an unconscionable rent increase). Word on the street is that a Real Estate office will be taking their place.

Description: Chocolates
Services: Chocolate, Cocoa, gelato ice creams
Website: www.leporechoc.com
Address: 105 4th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: 201-659-4783

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19 Comments on "Lepores Home Made Chocolate"

plywood
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plywood

Lepore’s proprietors Ed and Mario are a big part of what used to make Hoboken such a special place. Remember 10 years ago when “From Here to Eternity” opened in the Sinatra birthplace on Monroe? I also recall the year when Ed ran against Anthony Russo for mayor, and had to advertise in the paper for slate. Critics were merciless. Certainly that was not the only time Ed ran for office, boy was he committed. Great chocolate for a long while too. Good luck and fare thee well, friends.

escaped68
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If you know ed as good as you state, then you know he has a lot of skeletons in his closet.[quote comment=”198186″]Lepore’s proprietors Ed and Mario are a big part of what used to make Hoboken such a special place. Remember 10 years ago when “From Here to Eternity” opened in the Sinatra birthplace on Monroe? I also recall the year when Ed ran against Anthony Russo for mayor, and had to advertise in the paper for slate. Critics were merciless. Certainly that was not the only time Ed ran for office, boy was he committed. Great chocolate for a long while too. Good luck and fare thee well, friends.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

The cigarette smoke brought out the flavor of the chocolate.

Sigh.

At the core, it is the flood of Real Estate establishments that is frustrating, not so much that one of them is replacing the chocolate place.

Where has our originality gone?

elvisroberts
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we’ve only been eating it 10 years but we still think it tastes great. Betty was the older lady who retired a few years ago (I think she’s still alive down 6th St) and then (and now) her nephew I think Mario is running it… The building was owned by a family, one sister lived out of state and one lives just above the stoor and hangs out on the stoop. She found someone to buy her sister out and with that “partner” they’re going Condo. They tried to force Lepore’s to buy the unit for what sounded like a crazy price and refused to renew their lease. Another Hoboken cash-out. The co-owner of the bldg who lives on the 2nd fl works the polling place and I won’t be sorry to not see her there anymore either once she is gone. We hate to see Lepores go, its one of the few real things left in Hoboken!

ochill
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ochill

i have three things to say…smoky, smoky and smoky. The lady would sit there all day, the two to three days they are open a week, and light up one cigarette after another…gross knowing that food is being handled.

bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo

Candy used to be good, however the last time I went there was three years ago and never went back since based upon the fact that the entire store was filled with cigarette smoke to the point it was sickening and overwhelming. Two of the three employees were smoking as they boxed the candy and some of it even tasted like smoke.

escaped68
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I agree,there was a standing order in my house that anytime someone was in hoboken they were to pick up some candy for my wife. Then one day she said it’s not good anymore plain and simple, and we are talking about a chocolate junkie.[quote comment=”198169″]Candy used to be good, however the last time I went there was three years ago and never went back since based upon the fact that the entire store was filled with cigarette smoke to the point it was sickening and overwhelming. Two of the three employees were smoking as they boxed the candy and some of it even tasted like smoke.[/quote]

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