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Jack’s Cabin

Jack’s Cabin – “Block 14″ in Hoboken, NJ

Jack's Cabin Hoboken NJ coming soonWhat has long been referred to in Hoboken as the “downtown steakhouse” finally has a name: Jack’s Cabin.

While this is considered to be a “welcome addition” for many residents in the 4th Ward, please be reminded that this corner (“block 14″) was originally supposed to be part of a vibrant 6-acre park in the Southwest Hoboken. This political football has morphed into bucket of bile over the past eight years. The current “football” is in the shape of a dusty < 1 acre parking lot that will be your dangling carrot for several years to come.

There is a LOT of history about this “block” on Hoboken411 – see the following updates to get up to speed:

Regardless – as it stands, we still wish Jack’s Cabin the best of luck being in the middle of a hotly contested (and flooded) area of Hoboken.

Jack's Cabin Hoboken NJ 9 Paterson Avenue

Description: Restaurant / Bar. Reclaimed wood used in interior furnishings.
Address: 9 Paterson Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)876-2615
Online: jackscabinnj.com

Legal Beans – Gone

Legal Beans closes “brick and mortar” in Hoboken, NJ {still delivers}

Well, it looks like being on the “doomed corner” of Newark & Garden finally did it in for Legal Beans, who closed shop for good – even after successfully re-opening after Hurricane Sandy – and expanding into the tasty BBQ business.

Note that Legal Beans has locations in Jersey City – and will continue servicing Hoboken with food delivery.

I think the only business that might be able to survive on this drenched corner would be a place like the Hoboken Dive Center.

Legal Beans Hoboken NJ BBQ doomed - Copy

legal beans closed in Hoboken NJ - Copy

Description: Cafe serving Coffee and espresso drinks, American cuisine, BBQ, baked goods, breakfast For rent. But you can still order delivery to Hoboken from Jersey City. (Every day but Tuesday).
Address: 86 Garden St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 533-8484

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Louise & Jerry’s

Louise & Jerry’s in Hoboken, NJ renovates

Louise & Jerry’s is one of the last remaining “dive bars” in Hoboken. Now they’re under renovation.

Owner Anthony Romano hopes to re-open quickly, but expect this to take until mid- to late-August at least.

Hopefully it remains a dive bar and doesn’t turn into a tool-magnet.

Louise Jerrys Hoboken NJ renovation

Louise Jerrys Hoboken NJ interior renovation

Description: Bar with Juke Box, Pool Table
Address: 329 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 656-9698

Click to see how it looked back in 2006…

McLoone’s Pier House

McLoone’s Pier House almost ready in Hoboken

It doesn’t look ready from the outside, but apparently the work going on over at McLoone’s Pier House uptown at 13th & Shipyard – is just “final touches.”

Word on the street is that they could be open as early as this weekend. Remember, go easy on a restaurant when they first open!

McLoone's Pier House Hoboken NJ

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Bahama Mama’s

Bahama Mama Night Club Redux?

Back in the day when Hoboken was more of a bona fide nightlife “hot spot,” Bahama Mama’s used to be “poppin” every time we went there. This was, of course back in the 90′s – when there were truly “destination” bars that people would come visit from all over the state.

Over time, those hot spots kind of “averaged out” here in town. And for at least the past 10 years, “it wasn’t what it used to be” is the best way I can describe this once-upon-a-time staple of the mile square nightlife scene.

And now look at the place! Looks doomed from this angle – but word is that they might be going through a remodel (maybe with a new name?)

Bahama Mama's Hoboken NJ then now

Description: Night Club & Bar
Website: www.bahamamamasnj.com
Address: 215 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 217-1642

La Casetta Pizza – Hello?

WTF? Is La Casetta Pizza doomed too?

La Casetta Pizza doomed in Hoboken NJSome doomed businesses in Hoboken can be attributed to common reasons. Most often, it’s the parking psychosis in Hoboken, as well as other anti-business regulations that the block-heads at City Hall continually spew out that kill our local economy. They never get it. However, in the case of La Casetta Pizza – we’re not 100% sure.

We don’t know the details behind what’s happening at La Casetta Pizza, but they’ve been closed without saying why for nearly a week. Whether it was just plain bad management, or a money-laundering operation gone sour, or just a crackpot collection of dimwitted dopes. Surely the business-hating local politicians (you allow to stay in office) can contribute – but these guys were certainly fools on their own.

They ran a fairly good “promotion:” A plain pizza for $7.99. It was better than acceptable from what we heard. But they FUCKING SUCKED with customer service. Never answered the phone. Didn’t care if they sold any food. Delivery sometimes, other times no delivery. Completely inconsistent. Closed half the time, too. This is what happens when people who don’t know shit run your business. If they cared for ONE second that treating customers well is paramount in a service-based industry, they would be flourishing. Instead – they’re “mysteriously” closed with no explanation.

So – we’re not certain if they’re closed for good, on vacation or just dead in the back room – because there’s no sign. But Vegas odds-makers (who have a job until their dwindling water supply dries up), are putting their money on “Doomed Dopes” over all other picks.

La Casetta Pizza Hoboken NJ appears doomed CLOSED

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