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?

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Hoboken Farmboy hit with $108,000 rent increase – closing shop

9/27/2011 Update:

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

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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!

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27 Comments on "Hoboken Farmboy – What Next?"

9 years 9 months ago

i always feel uncomfortable going in here – everyone seems like there part of some kind of cult.

4 years 4 months ago

I will not shop at whatever business goes there. I don’t care if it’s an Apple store or free gold coins. Farmboy is a weekly destination for me. Sucks! 👿

4 years 4 months ago

I have a hard time seeing the landlord as a bad guy here. Obviously the property is worth more than its current rent reflects. If the location was that valuable to Farmboy they should pay the market rate. But I don’t see why the landlord should leave more than 100k per year on the table because a tenant is well-respected.

4 years 4 months ago

Agreed. The implication here is that the landlord should forego the $100k, but I guarantee you there isn’t anyone on this board in his/her position that, when faced with increasing costs related to taxes, oil, maintenance, all the costs going into the upkeep of the building, would not also agree to rent to another tenant willing to pay $100k more. Let’s at least be honest with ourselves here-it isn’t your money that you’re messing around with. It’s someone else’s, and that makes it ok for people to cast stones at the landlord? But only if you’re not the landlord. Beyond… Read more »

4 years 4 months ago

Agreed there is no obligation on a landlord to subsidise a tenant’s rent. However, doesn’t it seem odd that in this economy and with all the vacant storefronts on Washington someone is prepared to pay such a rent for that particular space?