Trader Joe’s Hoboken
City Council approves “out of scope” changes to Trader Joe’s
While most “small” businesses in Hoboken get jerked around (often times to the tune of 6 to 12 months of costly – and unjustifiable – delays), the lemming City Council approved a parking spot-depleting adjustment to the Trader Joe’s plan like a cheap Tijuana hooker would happily take 10 cents on the dollar tonight.
Sure, everyone LOVES Trader Joe’s, so “fuck those stupid parking spaces.” (Until you’re driving around for hours looking for one.)
The hypocrisy within our society is mind-numbing.
It actually blows my mind that the city, despite the “awesomeness” of a decent, capitalistic retail establishment, would just kick their residents to the curb for what is essentially POOR URBAN PLANNING!
This sets a precedent to further “much wanted” trendy establishments to alter the sensible and logistical arrangement of a densely-packed city of people.
Much of this same kind of mismanagement took place over the past few decades as they “built up” in Hoboken without having an ounce of common sense on how to deal with (what they say in the industry) is “volume.”
Good luck at Trader Joe’s once they’re packed to the brim and cannot handle the…. volume. (Look to “Yelp” the first weeks after they open to see “we love it, but hate the hassle!”)
New Hoboken Trader Joe’s: Eliminates 24 parking spots
Tomorrow in a special Hoboken Council meeting, the city will “decide” whether to “allow” the new Trader Joe’s opening up over at the mixed-use Willow14 building uptown to eliminate two-dozen street parking spaces near the intersection of 13th Streets and Clinton Street. You read that right – the inclusion of a new supermarket will alter the number of available parking spots for residents and visitors.
That is of course, why they use the euphemism “for pedestrian safety” when talking about it.
This plan also suggests that the 18-wheelers delivering food would have problems if the road wasn’t modified.
Uh, question: WHY IS THIS COMING UP NOW – AND NOT DURING THE ORIGINAL APPROVAL PROCESS?
This is the worst thing about city planning. Some crap always sneaks in at the end – when it’s already too late. If the city had any balls – they’d tell Trader Joe’s “Too bad, the originally approved plan is the plan. Deliver with smaller trucks then. Sorry!”
The mayor don Zimmer sucking council will absolutely approve this.
You want to know the kicker? THE CITY HAS MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THEM TO GET FIVE FREE PARKING SPOTS IN THE NEW BUILDING FOR THEMSELVES!
Less (or none) for YOU – MORE for them!
Trader Joe’s Hoboken
They’re currently still “signed on” as a tenant of that building currently under construction (after a lengthy site remediation process). Who knows if they’ll remained signed on if the project hits any snags. They’re currently doing “traffic studies”
and other studies to see how much you can cram into 1.3 square miles of land before it sinks into the Hudson.
But the wish for an awesome supermarket has been granted. Just don’t go hungry waiting!
Trader Joe’s Rumors abound in Hoboken, NJ
The Trader Joe’s chatter has picked up once again in Hoboken.
With the Hoboken population swelling – and lines growing longer at all supermarkets in town – it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have more of a food selection, right?
As of now, we have two spots in particular that are at the top of the list.
Hopefully, one of them will pan out!
Willow14 supposedly signed lease already with Trader Joe’s
However, questions remain if the site will be developed according to their original plans (six stories of underground parking, etc.) As you know this site has been plagued with “quality of life” issues as toxins get removed. Hoboken residents have been complaining to deaf ears of politicians about the toxic fumes emanating each week.
Maxwell Place also a possible Trader Joe’s site
This latest buzz may not be as credible as the 14th & Willow site, as much of it has come from local construction workers and nearby businesses – but the newest Maxwell Place building is massive, and would be a prime spot for a Trader Joe’s.
Area residents would also welcome the competition, being an excellent alternative to what some say is an “over-priced” King’s Supermarket a block away. We’ll see!