West End Station Doomed?
West End Station appears doomed
Hoboken411 found out yesterday from a former employee of the West End Station that doom was imminent for the new bar & restaurant located at the SkyClub (700 First Street.) They said that customer traffic was painfully low – despite the delicious food and good name of Anthony Pino – who also owns two other well-received restaurants in Hoboken (Anthony David’s and Bin 14).
An email sent yesterday to Pino went unanswered. Was looking for more information about the circumstances.
Additionally, it seems that some folks who live in the SkyClub condominium building were not too happy with having a restaurant there – despite the full knowledge that it was licensed for that type of commercial business when they bought their property. They started a blog that complained about the customers that stood outside and talked.
Economy? Bad Location? Horrible Neighbors? Whatever the case – it may be proof that the “West Side” of Hoboken may not be good business – (Take note Melting Pot and Tilted Kilt!)
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West End Station at SkyClub to open August 2010
The licenses are in place, and the final touches are being put on the West End Station Bar & Restaurant at SkyClub building (700 First Street) in Hoboken.
Pending any of the (most typical) Hoboken delays, the restaurant hopes to welcome customers sometime in mid-August.
Take a browse around and see the current progress in the photo gallery below!
Anthony Pino brings new restaurant to Skyclub
Seems like a pretty big place with a nice bar layout. Asked a few workers on scene what they knew – and the one guy that spoke English said that he thinks the place will be called West End Station and that they said it’ll open by “May 10th” (he then mumbled “I doubt that’ll happen.”)
Whenever they open – it’ll be interesting to see what they have to offer – and how enjoying a few cocktails while watching the NJ Light Rail pass by will feel. A couple people I spoke with are certain that the food will be terrific.
Description: Bar & Restaurant
Address: 700 First Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030