2010 Hoboken Business Year in Review
Decided to publish the 2010 Edition of the Hoboken Business Year in Review a week earlier than usual this year. See the complete listing of new (and doomed) businesses after the jump.
2010 in Hoboken: More comings and goings!
Another exciting year in the Mile Square is about to end – and based on how things are turning out, I’m a bit apprehensive about the new year ahead! Before we see which businesses came and went – a few general Hoboken posts to look back on:
One story that has STOOD OUT in my mind as the major story of 2010 – is the campaign promises of our current Mayor Dawn Zimmer. Speech after speech was the “detailed plan” to reduce property taxes by 25% in the first year alone. Not only has that failed miserably – don’t be surprised to see even higher tax bills in 2011. When you make your campaign cornerstone about saving money for property owners – you should really be deeply disappointed about yourself!
Some noteworthy stories this year included the annual St. Patrick’s Parade, two suicide jumpers – one at Hudson Tea – and the other at Pier C Park right after it opened! The “Big John” toilet testing tower from Stevens was taken down to make room for a new waterfront walkway (that will just sit there as the city has crumbling piers on both sides!)
Other points of interest in 2010: A few streets in town were re-surfaced, the big new trend of Lunch Trucks invading Hoboken and of course the new Pier C Park opened shortly after the uptown roadway just collapsed into the Hudson River (as Hoboken411 predicted!)
The Hertz Cars are the center of much debate, all while the city is acting as a “sales force” for the corporation. Uptown is a bit more exciting, as Toll Brothers is quickly building a new high-rise, the July 4th Macy’s Fireworks were a hit (imagine the road collapsed then?), and Hoboken’s Favorite 24 hour eatery – Malibu Diner celebrated 30 years in the Mile Square.
And of course – Hoboken411 makes changes with some new features from time to time – including some new guest columns, new 60-second reviews, periodic police blotter updates, and trying to keep the directory of 2,000 Hoboken businesses current!
Below is a gallery of the images used for each “Week in Review” for 2010. Something I enjoy doing each week! And see the list of NEW and DOOMED businesses after the break!
What business came and left in 2010? Click below to find out!
Again! More new businesses added than removed!
Proof that Hoboken is developing possibly too fast. More new businesses came than left – for the third year in a row.
In 2009, we had around 30 doomed businesses, and about 60 new ones. While five new businesses didn’t make it through the year – We’ve had a net gain of over EIGHTY new businesses in Hoboken in the past three years combined!
Here’s an approximate running total for 2010:
(feel free to let me know if I overlooked any in the comments section)
- Around 20 businesses are gone for good
- Over 50 new businesses opened their doors Hoboken! (Amazing!)
- Close to 10 more possibly coming Q1 2011
- And several others in the rumor mill.
New Hoboken Businesses in 2010:
(in no particular order)
Coming in 2011
Closed (or announced closing) in 2010
Announced or rumored, but future uncertain
If you spotted any omissions, please feel free to share in the comments section, or email me directly at Hoboken411@gmail.com!
Another big thank you to the Hoboken Community for the thousands of tips, emails and suggestions. 2011 will mark the FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Hoboken411!