Ben & Jerry’s For Sale

6/10/2010 Update:

Hoboken Ben & Jerry’s for sale; owners too far…

If you have an extra couple hundred grand ($210,000 to be exact) – you can be the next proud owners of Ben & Jerry’s at 405 Washington Street!

The premium brand-name ice cream shop is up for sale, because despite the owners having relative success running it since 2006, feel that it’s too far away to manage to it’s potential, and want to open something closer to the other businesses they run outside of Hoboken (and near where they live.)

There are 5 years left on the lease, and you wouldn’t even have to pay the franchise fee if you wish to keep it a Ben & Jerry’s. Any takers?

Description – Ice Cream store
Website – www.benjerry.com
Address – 405 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – 201-792-1966

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17 Responses

  1. jen123 says:

    I absolutely love this place – the staff are always so friendly and helpful, the environment is always clean, they are always playing good music, and the ice cream is always amazing.

    • ownerofBennJerrys says:

      Thank you and you’re most welcome anytime. We are not going anywhere.[quote comment=”153787″]I absolutely love this place – the staff are always so friendly and helpful, the environment is always clean, they are always playing good music, and the ice cream is always amazing.[/quote]

  2. whewwhewwhew says:

    Anyone with a half a brain would offer them nothing and agree to take the lease over….end of story.
    Do they really want to continue for another 5 years? Wait them out.
    I would also like to see their “actual” books to determine how profitable they are. Just because somewhere is busy does not make them successful. Remember there was a B&J in Hoboken 15 years ago that went under. This was before Ralph’s, Rita’s, Coldstone, etc.

    • freewheelin says:

      I don’t remember an earlier B&J in Hoboken but I do remember we used to have a Haagen Dazs. [quote comment=”193382″]Anyone with a half a brain would offer them nothing and agree to take the lease over….end of story.
      Do they really want to continue for another 5 years? Wait them out.
      I would also like to see their “actual” books to determine how profitable they are. Just because somewhere is busy does not make them successful. Remember there was a B&J in Hoboken 15 years ago that went under. This was before Ralph’s, Rita’s, Coldstone, etc.[/quote]

      • pawzclawz says:

        I remember the earlier B&J’s. I don’t recall a Haagen Dazs at all. [quote comment=”193386″]I don’t remember an earlier B&J in Hoboken but I do remember we used to have a Haagen Dazs. [/quote]

    • Silva says:

      Who would pay that? If you’re not paying for the franchise fee, what’s there for $200,000? Some coolers, a couple of gallons of “Cherry Garcia” and an overpriced lease.

      If you only have to pay rent through the summer months, it’s a deal. 😀 [quote comment=”193382″]Anyone with a half a brain would offer them nothing and agree to take the lease over….end of story.Do they really want to continue for another 5 years? Wait them out.I would also like to see their “actual” books to determine how profitable they are. Just because somewhere is busy does not make them successful. Remember there was a B&J in Hoboken 15 years ago that went under. This was before Ralph’s, Rita’s, Coldstone, etc.[/quote]

  3. whewwhewwhew says:

    The reason you do not remember HD is because it never existed. B&J was either between 2/3rd or 3/4th circa 1993/94.

    • pawzclawz says:

      Thank You! I guess Freewheelin forgot to take their medication. “Just jokin Freewheelin!” [quote comment=”193395″]The reason you do not remember HD is because it never existed. B&J was either between 2/3rd or 3/4th circa 1993/94.[/quote]

      • freewheelin says:

        I’ll defer to you guys then. Coulda sworn there was an HD in the early ’90s on Wash around 2/3 but if you guys say it was a B&J I’ll take your word for it. Was there ever a Carvel in Hoboken or am I imaging that too? And there was a Burger King across from where McD’s is now, right?[quote comment=”193406″]Thank You! I guess Freewheelin forgot to take their medication. “Just jokin Freewheelin!”

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      • pawzclawz says:

        I’ve lived in Hoboken twice. I lived here for a year with a roommate in the early 90s. I moved back into Hoboken permanently in the late 90s. I don’t recall ever seeing a Carvel. That doesn’t mean it didn’t exist. There could have been one before I moved here. There definately was a Burger King across from McDonald’s though.[quote comment=”193506″]I’ll defer to you guys then. Coulda sworn there was an HD in the early ’90s on Wash around 2/3 but if you guys say it was a B&J I’ll take your word for it. Was there ever a Carvel in Hoboken or am I imaging that too? And there was a Burger King across from where McD’s is now, right?

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  4. getz76 says:

    Good luck with that pricetag. H411, just put “DOOMED” up now.

  5. plywood says:

    I heard they were selling because their assets were frozen. Thanks for the scoop on this half-baked idea.

  6. glitch23 says:

    Unless they changed something drastic since Jess left, that place was a goldmine from May to September. I know this because I used to work there and manage the books before closing the shop.

    During the Late Fall/Winter/Early Spring business was slow but not terrible, just like all the other ice/ice cream places in town.

    • whewwhewwhew says:

      Manage the books in what way? If you simply saw the day’s take this does not tell the whole story. Did you have access to ALL the books? (Rent, Salaries, Workers Comp, Liability Insurance Premium, Utilities, Franchise Fees, Capital Equipment Loan Payments ,etc)

      “WOW There is $3,000 in the cash register! 365 Days X 3K= OVER A MILLION DOLLARS!!” This place must be a gold mine.[quote comment=”193405″]Unless they changed something drastic since Jess left, that place was a goldmine from May to September. I know this because I used to work there and manage the books before closing the shop. During the Late Fall/Winter/Early Spring business was slow but not terrible, just like all the other ice/ice cream places in town.[/quote]

  7. ownerofBennJerrys says:

    Yeah,,,,anything is for sale for the right price, sometimes, you have to pay more than its worth when you want it bad enough, and sometimes you have to let it go for less then its worth. I got a car, a house and stuff in my garage that I haven’t used a while, for the right price, it can be all yours, I hope that sneaky author makes that a front page too, so I don’t have to pay for the classifieds for my garage sale.

    In the mean time, business is as usual, line out the door on hot & humid weekends, we have the best staff since the shop opened for business 5 years ago, those of you who claim to know “jess” the ex owner, can realize the improvements to the business,,,,clean, fun, cheerful, active in the community and always reaching out to the needed and raising awareness and funds like the Hoboken shelter and Hoboken kids etc, unlike some people here that are bashing it for no good reason.

    We make the best frozen latte’s in west new York, come try a ben & jerrys joe
    We also do the best birthday parties in north nerseys Bergen county, kids make their own sundaes, bake waffle cones and tye dye shirts with the help of our super friendly, fun scoopologists.

    We make the best super premium all natural ice cream cakes in any flavor and we can make one for you in less then 24 hours. Or you can pick one up from our stock cakes without the wait

    Did I mention, we are the only Ice Cream in town with All Natural ingredients and Kosher too? Well now you know it.

    Also, we have the BEST FROZEN YOGURT and LOW FAT SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM,,,,,,you guessed it is ALL NATURAL…..

    We can also bring our scoop shop to you and cater your function or event with our moo carts and euphorically flavored ice cream. 😉

    Peace, Love & Ice Cream

    • midtownauthentic says:

      You tell em Ben and Jerry’s! [quote comment=”193477″]Yeah,,,,anything is for sale for the right price, sometimes, you have to pay more than its worth when you want it bad enough, and sometimes you have to let it go for less then its worth. I got a car, a house and stuff in my garage that I haven’t used a while, for the right price, it can be all yours, I hope that sneaky author makes that a front page too, so I don’t have to pay for the classifieds for my garage sale.In the mean time, business is as usual, line out the door on hot & humid weekends, we have the best staff since the shop opened for business 5 years ago, those of you who claim to know “jess” the ex owner, can realize the improvements to the business,,,,clean, fun, cheerful, active in the community and always reaching out to the needed and raising awareness and funds like the Hoboken shelter and Hoboken kids etc, unlike some people here that are bashing it for no good reason.We make the best frozen latte’s in west new York, come try a ben & jerrys joe
      We also do the best birthday parties in north nerseys Bergen county, kids make their own sundaes, bake waffle cones and tye dye shirts with the help of our super friendly, fun scoopologists.We make the best super premium all natural ice cream cakes in any flavor and we can make one for you in less then 24 hours. Or you can pick one up from our stock cakes without the waitDid I mention, we are the only Ice Cream in town with All Natural ingredients and Kosher too? Well now you know it.Also, we have the BEST FROZEN YOGURT and LOW FAT SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM,,,,,,you guessed it is ALL NATURAL…..We can also bring our scoop shop to you and cater your function or event with our moo carts and euphorically flavored ice cream. Peace, Love & Ice Cream[/quote]

  8. nacholibre says:

    I generally don’t get all boycott-crazy over stuff or fanatically political, but Ben & Jerry* jumped on the douchetastic Hollywood cause du jour of convicted Philly cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. I wrote a letter B&J to let them know why I would boycott them over this issue and they replied it is a personal cause of the company’s founders, not the company itself.* Seemed like too fine of a distinction for me and they will never get a penny of my money.

    http://www.danielfaulkner.com/

    Fry Mumia!!!!!

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