Hoboken Farmboy – What Next?
Hoboken Farmboy gone – what could the Mile Square use now?
As the thousands of regular customers the Hoboken Farmboy saw each month already know – the “health food” options in the Mile Square are dwindling!
So besides asking what should occupy the space at 127 Washington Street next – what does Hoboken need in general?
Hoboken Farmboy hit with $108,000 rent increase – closing shop
Remember when Hoboken Farmboy was over at the Foot Locker location one block north back in the 90’s? I do. The much-loved health food and vitamin store then moved to 127 Washington Street back in 2001 – and has been there ever since. A reliable and friendly store for all the healthy items on your list (and good food too!)
Landlord nearly doubles rent – wants them out
Well, fast-forward to 2011 – and we find out that the landlord of this property is raising their rent from $11,000 per month – TO $20,000 per month! That’s nearly double at 82% more (or $108,000 annually!)
They’re willing to relocate in Hoboken if they can find a space between 1,500 and 2,000 square feet – and can accommodate their business – but if not – they’ll be closed in November and will just continue with their other location in Staten Island.
It’s clear here that this landlord has a tenant ready to move in that will pay near or more that monthly rent – and is willing to sacrifice a very well respected (and needed) business in Hoboken – for his own personal profits.
Good Bye Hoboken Farmboy – we’ll miss you!
Hoboken Farmboy Natural Food Market & Organic Deli
Description – Natural Food Market & Organic Deli, Vegetarian food, sandwiches., Juice bar
Services – Natural foods, Organic products, grains & beans, vitamin line, frozen goods, deli, juice bar, books, tapes, magazines
Address – 127 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – 201-656-0581
Hoboken Farmboy is one of only two full-service health food stores and organic eateries in Hoboken. They have a great juice bar (with delicious food), a wide array of vitamins, beverages, vegetables, nuts, energy bars and more.
The long-time staff is always approachable and helpful.
I happen to prefer the Farmboy over Basic Foods, due to the personal attention you get, but the latter has a slightly better selection of foods.
Farmboy does have an overwhelming vitamin-like smell to it, but that’s expected in a store of that kind.
Rather than going to a corporate vitamin store such as GNC (although Vitamin Shoppe isn’t bad – sans juice bar and food), support local businesses and take care of your health and supplement needs at the Hoboken Farmboy!
With all the development happening in Hoboken (especially uptown), we could use another one!