Park and Sixth – What next?

What would succeed at Park & 6th in Hoboken?

I noticed that over two months after Calle 6 Deli closed at 6th & Park, no real “takers” for this piece of Real Estate.

They even have signs now – “For information about this property, contact The Hunted House, Inc. at (201)710-4444.”

A little research shows they they have a Craigslist ad that is offering a “turnkey” solution for $40,000 – or you can gut the place and add your own equipment and rent the spot for $4,000 a month (5 year lease with free water).

The ad emphasizes “very high foot traffic area.” I wonder compared to what? 12th & Monroe?

Calle 6 Cuban Deli closed in Hoboken, NJ

5/9/2012 Update:

Not sure what’s going on here at the Calle 6 Cuban Deli at Park & 6th, but it sure looks closed – just about six months after opening. The website is still online as well as their Facebook page, but no notice of closure anywhere.

The food was pretty good here, too. Oh well!

Calle 6 Cuban Deli – new in Hoboken!

11/8/2011:

First, let’s get the name issues out of the way – Calle 6 is technically pronounced “Kai-Yay-Sace” (Calle Seis – which means “6th Street” in Spanish).

Now that we’ve taken care of that – let’s welcome David Fox and Hoboken’s only Cuban/American deli: Calle 6! (website under construction – but see Calle 6 Menu here).

David took over the defunct Park & 6th Comfort Food location a few months ago, and quietly re-opened last weekend. Simply put, it’s a delicatessen with strong Cuban flavor. While we have Cuban restaurants in town (long time establishment La Isla, the new Havana Cafe downtown, the upcoming “The Cuban” at 333 Washington), Calle 6 is essentially the only “to go” Cuban delicatessen in the Mile Square.

Fox, who is actually Cuban (“even though I look Italian,” he said), is no stranger to the food business. His brother has two Cuban restaurants in Jersey City and North Bergen, as well as another who makes authentic Chorizo sausages in upstate New York (exclusively for sale at Calle 6 now).

Affordable menu, plus the only Chicharones in Hoboken!

From the looks of the Calle 6 Menu, all the items available really seem fairly priced – as confirmed by the happy kids and repeat customers after just a few days of being open! David takes pride in his signature Cuban Sandwich ($6.50), fresh Mozzarella (which he gets from a double-top secret source), and delicious Flan that his mother makes.

Calle 6 is also the only place in Hoboken that you can get Chicharones (fried pork belly), which will save a lot of residents the trip up to Union City. Chicharones are considered a bonafide essential by knowledgeable low-carb dieters out there.

Besides basic American deli offerings (sandwiches, burgers, breakfast, coffee), Calle 6 also has roasted chicken, pork and other tasty daily specials. Hours for now are weekdays 8am to 6pm (except Monday) and weekends 9am to 4pm. His goal is to eventually be open seven days a week, and fine-tune the hours in a way that works for everyone.

Congratulations, David and best of luck with Calle 6!

Description: Hoboken’s only Cuban / American Delicatessen
Address: 539 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Web: www.calle6deli.com
Phone: (201)710-5385

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20 Comments on "Park and Sixth – What next?"

MyTwoCents
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MyTwoCents

I am still mourning the loss of Piccinini’s

BklynHobo
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This is too bad, their food was pretty good.

Mitch Ultimato
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Mitch Ultimato

There was no need for a Cuban deli at that location. What’s really needed is just a regular bodega/small grocery where folks who live nearby can pick up basic items without having to go to Washington.

hobokenmac23
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hobokenmac23

I think the problem with this place, and Park and 6th before it, were the hours. Closed mondays, 8-6 tues thru friday, 9-4 weekends, doesnt seem like a smart way to build a customer base. Places like these shouldnt be closed on mondays, you’re a deli not a high end restaurant. And stay open till 8 on week nights. Most people dont get home from work till then. Luca Brasi, one of the best delis in town, is open 7 days a week till at least 8 every night (not sure when they close on sundays). Even with a well established business they still put in the long hours. Just seems logical to me

BklynHobo
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Try the Action Jackson sandwich here, it’s insane….

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