The Original Soup Man

5/15/2009 Doomed confirmation:

The Soup Man is done – Deli coming next.

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3/17/2009 Update:

Doomed?

When it’s freezing outside and no one is lining up in your store for a cup of wholesome hot soup – you know you have a problem.

Word on the street is that “The Original Soup Man” may be on the way to turning into a deli (or something similar), as architects were seen recently inside discussing plans.

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See older updates (and ribbon-cuttings) after the jump…

9/28/2007 Update:

Here’s some photos from last week’s grand opening of the Soup Man. They gave $1500 to charity and lucky winner Vasudev Trivedi won a cup of soup every day for the rest of his life.

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9/18/2007 Update:

As Hoboken411 originally reported back in July, The Original Soup Man was slated to open up in “mid-September”. Lo Behold, a prediction that has defied the laws of the H.A.T.T.!!! Play the lotto today, the planets must be aligned or something.

Employees were on the premises yesterday unloading fresh vegetables in preparation for what they believe will be a Wednesday, September 19th opening!

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7/26/2007:

The Original Soup Man is coming to Hoboken!

Some of the owners of Nine and Define are opening up what should be a very successful Hoboken business at 502 Washington Street. Slated to open sometime in mid-September (permit hell notwithstanding), they plan to offer many different soups (over 60 recipes available), wraps, salads, sandwiches and smoothies. They’ll even have cold summer soups, which is great considering the Soup Hut turns into an “Ice Hut” during the warm months.

A nail salon closed? Something different opening in it’s place? Let’s play the Mega-Millions lottery!

Can’t wait!

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87 Comments on "The Original Soup Man"

SmartyJones
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SmartyJones

Biffy you won’t need a drivers license if you get write in ballots and become mayor.
We should restart your campaign. It’s a two fer: you get city wheels (and driver) and we don’t have to worry about the Roberts Rat taking over the shop. 🙂

Hobo636
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Hobo636

you would think a business man with money invested in this effort would at some point wonder “why am I losing money every month?” , “why is volume so low?” It would take 5 seconds to determine that the value proposition was ridiculous and customers weren’t buying what you were selling. But, instead of changing anything, they just waited until they ran out of money and closed the doors. what a moron!

they will not be missed. make way for another nail salon…

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor

Don’t be such a hater. I am sure they were in some sort of a franchise contract.

From what I have read, this man is not only a soup nazi but a franchise nazi too. He is very strict with prices and services and this store in Hoboken is not the only one to fail. The franchise as a whole is not doing well.

Now my friend – I am off to get my NJ Drivers Permit (dont ask, long story)

wish me luck — mom said i can drive home if i pass 😉

In response to Hobo636 who said:
you would think a business man with money invested in this effort would at some point wonder “why am I losing money every month?” , “why is volume so low?” It would take 5 seconds to determine that the value proposition was ridiculous and customers weren’t buying what you were selling. But, instead of changing anything, they just waited until they ran out of money and closed the doors. what a moron!

they will not be missed. make way for another nail salon…

Foster
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Love soup! way too expensive.

eirehoboken
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eirehoboken

I am suprised this place has lasted as long as it has! Prices are ridiculous for soup! Good riddence soup man!

mikey578041
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mikey578041

I have lived around the corner from soupman since it opened. I ate there once, the food was crap and it was too expensive. I’m surprised it’s even lasted as long as it has, there’s never anyone in there….

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