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Ultimate Smoke & Vapor

Just what Hoboken needed: Ultimate Smoke & Vapor

Taking the place of the doomed Mad One Jacks salon down by the PATH station (22 Hudson Place) is Ultimate Smoke & Vapor.

Everything related to smoking. Either real tobacco cigarettes or the newest trend Electronic Cigarettes (or e-cigs).

E-Cigs were initially hailed as the “smoke free” way to quit smoking. By inhaling vapors of nicotine and other suspicious chemicals. They’re supposed to be somewhat cheaper than tobacco, and you can also “smoke” them in many places that tobacco smoke is banned.

This trend is very peculiar, because I think people become more addicted to these fruity contraptions than real cigarettes. An almost cult-like following these days. The phrases they use too… “Vaping” and “juice” just sounds so stupid.

And apparently it’s being revealed that these chemical smokes are probably worse for you overall than tobacco. How can you trust these mystery juices anyway?

Have fun with your “vapes!”

Ultimate Smoke Vapor Hoboken NJ Hudson Place

Description: Inhalation specialists.
Address: 22 Hudson Pl., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Barnabas Health Stops

Barnabas Health Stops – Hoboken, NJ – 59 Washington Street

Man, I’ll tell ya. The whole health industry is a mix between musical chairs and “the shell game,” with the ever-changing names, partnerships and associations. Fascinating and scary at the same time. Anyway, the former “Hoboken Health Stop” (which had already been associated with Liberty Health) has moved from across the PATH to 59 Washington Street – is now called Barnabas Health Stops urgent care center

But instead of only having “after work hours,” they’ve expanded the operation beyond just “urgent care.” They also have various other specialties during normal hours, such as endocrinology, neurology, gynecology and more.

Barnabas Health Stops Hoboken NJ Urgent Care

Description: Multi-specialty health practice and limited “urgent health care” – with limited hours.
Address: 59 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: Urgent Care: (201)876-7903 Specialty Services: (201)792-7929
Online: www.barnabashealthstops.com

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Marina Deli & Plus

Marina Deli & Plus – Hoboken, NJ – Park & Sixth

We’re going to keep updating this post for the old La Casetta Pizza spot at Park and Sixth (539 Park) open, because we believe it will be a “revolving door” of businesses until someone gets it right. For now, it’s called “Marina Deli & Plus” (plus what exactly?)

Some residents actually enjoyed a cheap pizza place close by, but apparently boxes of cereal, coffee and cigarettes seem to be Marina’s business model. No pizza at the moment, although they owner mumbled something about “maybe in the future.” Sounds “promising.”

Here’s the thing. I’m sure there is a lengthy back story to why this even exists (probably something to do with illegal alien immigrants). But I could care less. The main thing here is (and it’s obvious) that this businesses is going to be doomed. For one, you have a guy with as much “enthusiasm” as a pall-bearer running the place, selling over-priced stuff you can easily get elsewhere from a more exciting place to patronize. And they took away the one good thing from the previous place, too!

When it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Oh well. Two points for trying at least.

Marina Deli Plus Hoboken NJ

Description: Pizza, deli, grill. Bare minimum bodega.
Address: 539 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-222-6363 201-659-5200
Email: none
Online: no online presence currently available

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Empire Oral Surgery

Empire Oral Surgery – Hoboken, NJ – 901 Washington St.

Sheesh. I walk by here all the time and just noticed that Dr. Spinnato’s dental office has been changed to Empire Oral Surgery.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is something I’m fortunate enough to never have needed (and hope to never need!) which is probably why I didn’t notice sooner. But apparently a lot of people just don’t take care of their teeth and gums – hence the need for stuff like dental implants, extractions, jaw surgery and other oral and facial problems. Heck, Empire Oral Surgery even offers Botox injections (don’t get me started!)

But if you’re interested – the contact info is below. They’re open standard hours five days a week.

Welcome Dr. Mo Rabah to the ‘hood!

Empire Oral Surgery Hoboken NJ

Description: Oral Surgeon
Address: 901 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)659-1600
Email: empireoralsurgery@gmail.com
Online: empireoralsurgery.com

The Little Grocery

The Little Grocery expands to uptown Hoboken!

Good news for genuine foodies who dig some “comfort food” for breakfast, lunch and dinner! The much-loved Little Grocery is expanding their goodness! With their original location (of 10 years) down at 214 Jefferson Street (and home of “Hoboken’s Best Egg Sandwich,”) they’re opening a 2nd location at the old Verde Vita spot at 1212 Washington Street later this month.

This really is a huge score for uptown residents – because a good breakfast sandwich is really hard to find.

Congratulations to The Little Grocery on their successful growth!

Little Grocery Hoboken 1212 Washington Street

Description: Little Grocery 2nd location
Address: 1212 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)610-9220
Email: info@littlegrocery.com
Online: littlegrocery.comTwitterFacebook

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Makeovers

Makeovers is the premier beauty supply store & salon in Hoboken!

You have to give some businesses in Hoboken some serious props. Makeovers at 327 Washington Street is a fine example.

For one, they’ve stayed in business over 15 years in an up and down economy. This is especially noteworthy because beauty products are often considered near the top of the list of discretionary items that might get cut in bad economic situations. They’ve pulled through.

And secondly, rather than leave town when the rent more than doubles (like Ricky’s), they pulled it together and found another place to serve local residents. And with the owner, and 80% of their employees living in Hoboken, it’s nice to see them hold on and maintain presence.

That said – perhaps (and without the need of American Express telling us how to shop local), some of you Hoboken411 readers can swing by and show some support. They even have cut and color specials for new customers (like a $35 wash, cut and blowout – or a free cut and blowout with any highlight service!)

As you can see from the photo gallery below, they have an extensive selection of all the skin, hair and beauty supplies anyone might need – and I’m sure they can get you pretty much anything if they don’t have it in stock (free delivery too!)

Kudos to Makeovers for hanging in there and having faith in the local Hoboken community!

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