2010 Hoboken Business Year in Review

12/17/2010:

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)

  1. Ralph’s Italian Ice
  2. Limelight Floral
  3. Work it Out!
  4. St. Mary’s Pizza
  5. Sweet Nicholas
  6. Trends Boutique
  7. Home Economics
  8. Lucky’s Famous Burgers
  9. UpBeatBaby
  10. K.C.’s Kids
  11. Sapori Dream Foods
  12. West 5 Supper Club
  13. Flacoz Tacoz
  14. Koa Koa Frozen Yogurt
  15. West End Station
  16. The Taco Truck (brick & mortar)
  17. UltraMarino’s
  18. Clam Broth House
  19. Piri Piri BBQ
  20. Dr. DePaola Dentist (2nd Location)
  21. Toni & Guy
  22. Anika’s Kati Roll Grill
  23. Dino’s Sandwich Cafe
  24. PNC Bank (uptown)
  25. KidVille
  26. Local Barre
  27. Turtle Club Bar
  28. You Lucky Dog
  29. Hoboken Children’s Academy
  30. Clinton Street Cafe
  31. Guitar Bar (2nd location)
  32. Village Pourhouse
  33. Fresh Pommes Frites
  34. Scura Law
  35. City Life Realtor
  36. Rebellations Salon
  37. Dozzino Pizza
  38. 1 Republik
  39. Cheap Maggie’s (imposter ripoff)
  40. Copper Kettles
  41. 7 Eleven
  42. Koko Fit Club
  43. Renzo Gracie Martial Arts Academy
  44. Stella’s Cuts & Colors
  45. Nutrition Zone
  46. Prime Spot Convenience
  47. Grimaldi’s Pizza
  48. Zena Deli
  49. Ricky’s NYC
  50. Chicken Factory
  51. Mimi Kids Yoga
  52. Hummus Bar
  53. Hudson Pizza Company

Coming in 2011

  1. Pilsener Haus Biergarten
  2. Old German Bakery (if not sooner)
  3. Applegate Farms Ice Cream
  4. Zelisalon
  5. Johnny Pepperoni (at the old Ted & Jo’s)
  6. Balbo’s Pizza
  7. Maoz Mediterranean
  8. Hibachi Grill

Closed (or announced closing) in 2010

  1. Brooklyn Bread
  2. Jem’s Chocolate
  3. Landmark Coffee
  4. Paul Michael Apparel
  5. Down 2 Earth
  6. Purple Diamondz
  7. The Wishing Tree
  8. Annette’s Beauty Salon
  9. O’Donoghue’s
  10. Hoboken Style
  11. NJ Golf Man
  12. Grand Convenience
  13. Miss Sushi
  14. Itty Bitties
  15. Caulfield Real Estate
  16. Barnes & Noble
  17. YMCA
  18. Signature Kitchen
  19. Verizon Wireless (Uptown)
  20. Marisa’s Pizza
  21. Koru Wedding Shoppe (Just the retail closed – becoming home-based business)

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!

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4 Comments on "2010 Hoboken Business Year in Review"

The Professor
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The Professor

Wow- look at all the businesses that closed in 2010! Makes you realize how many are probably just barely hanging in there…

camel2
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camel2

Hoboken businesses expand with population. Unfortunately the available business locations expand faster than the population. Look on Washington Street and see the empty storefronts.

fmwilches
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fmwilches

….yea- we(i’m) from 07030 for over 43 years- …and seen that when i (we) leave “comments” that the editor’ or the City… doesnt like to see (hear).. than we (the TAX PAYERS!) are to shut off- … i.e. SHUT_UP and put up. I say this cse’ when i had said that ….and its a FACT! that the HPU workers are “goofing-off” i.e. NOT DOING THEIR JOBs! instead.. they are HANGING_OUT in restaurants… and other city bldgs… while on the ” CLOCK! ” Yet we the TAX PAYERS are putting out the bill… for 40hr/80hrs for their PAY_CHECKS ! Ofcourse … that must be kept … HUSH_HUSH …like most of all…ILLEGAL goin ons in this city ! And you… the Tax-payer are suppossed to… shut -up an d take it ? Thanks alot “editor(s) for contributing … to the CORRUPTION of the ways of this City ! Your job is to … keep it all… under the rug, right? đź‘ż [quote comment=”201025”]Hoboken businesses expand with population. Unfortunately the available business locations expand faster than the population. Look on Washington Street and see the empty storefronts.[/quote]

homeworld
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Are you related to wiskeytango1?[quote comment=”201035″]….yea- we(i’m) from 07030 for over 43 years- …and seen that when i (we) leave “comments” that the editor’ or the City… doesnt like to see (hear).. than we (the TAX PAYERS!) are to shut off- … i.e. SHUT_UP and put up. I say this cse’ when i had said that ….and its a FACT! that the HPU workers are “goofing-off” i.e. NOT DOING THEIR JOBs! instead.. they are HANGING_OUT in restaurants… and other city bldgs… while on the ” CLOCK! ” Yet we the TAX PAYERS are putting out the bill… for 40hr/80hrs for their PAY_CHECKS ! Ofcourse … that must be kept … HUSH_HUSH …like most of all…ILLEGAL goin ons in this city ! And you… the Tax-payer are suppossed to… shut -up an d take it ? Thanks alot “editor(s) for contributing … to the CORRUPTION of the ways of this City ! Your job is to … keep it all… under the rug, right?

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