Trader Joe’s Hoboken

Trader Joe’s Hoboken

Update: Two and a half years ago we mentioned that Trader Joe’s had apparently signed a lease over at the Willow14 spot uptown. Well, that has indeed been true.

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 Hoboken NJ Willow 14

Trader Joe’s Rumors abound in Hoboken, NJ

1/29/2013:

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

We heard from sources that Advance Realty, the developer of the Willow14 project actually already signed Trader Joe’s on as their major tenant at this site.

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!

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10 Comments on "Trader Joe’s Hoboken"


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sunnybrook
26 days 7 hours ago

Oh give me a break 411 – you reported this nearly 3 years ago and feel the need to resurface the rumor. Give me a break – don’t you think Trader Joe’s Corp. would advertise this somewhat more than you have if they are indeed opening in the near future – puh-lease.

There is no parking on site for patrons, no handicap access and folks will not be hauling away 12 bags of TJ groceries at a time. Shame on you for getting the hopes of citizens up on “rumors” which are still pending “parking studies”.

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Drex357
25 days 20 hours ago

The building has 3 or 4 levels of underground parking beneath it’s entire footprint and is adjacent to an underutilized Rite Aid parking lot, where I am sure they could work out a licensing deal for say 10 or 15 spaces. And if it’s conveniently located, why haul away 12 bags all at once. That’s suburban thinking. If you’re doing your weekly shopping for a family of 4, you probably shouldn’t be doing it at TJ’s. If your shopping for today and tomorrow, 2 bags is plenty.

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Civic66
2 years 5 months ago

The Trader Joe’s website still does not say anything about a store opening in Hoboken or Jersey City.

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new2hoboken
2 years 7 months ago

too bad it’s not coming downtown! i feel like more uptown people have cars that could drive downtown, whereas downtown people walking up there is too far for groceries… might as well keep using the one on 23rd st cuz the path is right there! but it’s soooo crowded…

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beerzgood
26 days 11 hours ago

People uptown more likely to have cars? That’s just silly. it’s a lot easier finding parking uptown than it is downtown. Of course that’s going to change when the buildings under construction open.

You can use a bus to get to and from uptown.

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Journey
2 years 6 months ago

We live south of A&P and often used to shop at shopright. get a cart and you don’t tire your arms out.

Uptown would be fine with me. two grocery bags fit in my bikes saddle bags. nice and quick.[quote comment=”219316″]too bad it’s not coming downtown! i feel like more uptown people have cars that could drive downtown, whereas downtown people walking up there is too far for groceries… might as well keep using the one on 23rd st cuz the path is right there! but it’s soooo crowded…[/quote]

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joey maxim
2 years 6 months ago

mile square,what’s the difference.if one has a pkg permit and or there is pkg at this new traffic potential,what’s the difference..down town is cluttered already.Plus all the health nuts love to walk and ride bikes..6 of on half dozen of the other.we can’t always have what we want in life. 😉 [quote comment=”219316″]too bad it’s not coming downtown! i feel like more uptown people have cars that could drive downtown, whereas downtown people walking up there is too far for groceries… might as well keep using the one on 23rd st cuz the path is right there! but it’s soooo crowded…[/quote]

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Snip119
2 years 7 months ago

I would love to see a Trader Joe’s at the Willow & 14th site. Since there is a Kings in Shipyards, having Trader’s right next door in Maxwell doesn’t seem to make as much sense. With Rockefeller Group starting to build, Hudson Tea still expanding, there is so much being added to uptown Hoboken they might even have the population density to have a Trader Joe’s in both Jersey City and Hoboken, and they would get the economies of scale having two stores within proximity to each other. Let’s just hope whatever goes in is something Hoboken can use.

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2 years 7 months ago

I also read somewhere that Cast Iron Lofts at 18th Street and Jersey Ave across the border is a location Trader Joes is interested in.