West End Station Doomed?

12/20/2010 Update:

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.

Angry Neighbors?

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!)


West End Station at SkyClub to open August 2010

7/28/2010 Update:

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.

This will be Chef Anthony Pino’s third restaurant venture besides The Dining Room at Anthony David’s and Bin 14.

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


Got word that Hoboken Restaurateur Anthony Pino of Bin 14 and Anthony David’s fame – is constructing a new bar / restaurant at the Sky Club (700 First Street).

I stopped by yesterday for a quick look at the most exciting thing to happen in SW Hoboken in a long time (especially with the lack of parks and constant flooding).

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
Web: www.weshoboken.com

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22 Comments on "West End Station Doomed?"

5 years 9 months ago

Nice that they already have hundreds of customers right above them. A good way for people who have been neighbors for years to finally meet each other. :)

5 years 9 months ago

Also a nice change since Northern Soul scares away customers by sitting a pit bull in its front window all day.

In response to lacie who said:
Nice that they already have hundreds of customers right above them. A good way for people who have been neighbors for years to finally meet each other. :)

5 years 9 months ago

I understand that Sandy Weil the developer has the pace and leasedit. They hired Devino Associates of JC for the layout.

5 years 9 months ago

This is a great addition to the SW of Hoboken. Love Anthony David’s and Bin 14. Looking forward to trying it out.

5 years 9 months ago

A dandelion growing in the 4th ward would be welcome addition to Hoboken as well. See my point?

5 years 9 months ago

Anthony Pino is awesome. And he’s not being a douche about the whole food truck situation which is doubly awesome. I wish him the best of luck with this place.

For future, a little cafe in this area would be nice :).