Trader Joe’s Speculation

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

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!

6 Responses

  1. homeworld says:

    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.

  2. Snip119 says:

    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.

  3. new2hoboken says:

    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…

    • joey maxim says:

      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]

    • Journey says:

      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]

  4. Civic66 says:

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

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