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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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Romantic Depot Doomed

Romantic Depot Doomed in Hoboken, NJ

Romantic Depot Doomed Hoboken NJRomantic Depot is somewhat of a “chain” of erotic adult stores in the NYC tri-state area. A long-time Hoboken business, with sister locations in Paramus, as well as West Nyack and Elmsford, New York.

Well, the “anti-business” climate in Hoboken has claimed another victim. The Hoboken location is now essentially relocated in Lodi, NJ. (you get get 50% your fetish as a result).

This story was interesting – because besides the standard “doomed” headline – we could have had a lot of fun with an update like this. For instance:

  • “Dildo Depot Goes the Way of the Dodo”
  • “Romantic Depot – Gotta Go”
  • “Double-Doomed for Romantic Depot”
  • “Bad Business Fetish not a turn on for Romantic Depot in Hoboken”
  • “Not gonna cum again. Another biz goes limp in the mile square”
  • “Thinking of Don Zimmer with a strap on made us puke!”

I could go on. But oh well, the last pseudo “red light district” business in Hoboken goes down the tubes. Oh well. But perhaps it’s better because babies can choke to death on certain sex toys anyway. Chalk up another victory for the stroller contingent!

Romantic Depot Hoboken NJ doomed dildos

Description: Lingerie, Novelties, DVD’s, Videos
Website: romanticdepot.com
Address: 606 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 795-1212

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Crumbs Bake Shop – Doomed

Crumbs Cupcakes: OVER

Looks like the low-carb revolution is gaining steam. Crumbs Bake Shop closes ALL stores. Whoops!

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Zeni Day Spa – For Rent

Zeni Doomed – Empty – For Rent at 400 Newark Street

Jeez, I didn’t even notice this until recently, but that Zeni Salon lasted just about a year. The space has been cleared out, and is for rent. The landlord is not releasing the cost per square foot, but it’s a shade over 1400sf, if you want to “estimate” how much it’d cost.

What business would survive here? One that has demand, and the ability to generate enough revenue to cover expenses and make a profit? Maybe a Zumba, Crossfit, Pilates mashup studio?

Zeni Salon doomed for rent Hoboken NJ

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Jonathan Marx Opticians

Jonathan Marx Opticians doomed in Hoboken

Less than three years after opening, Jonathan Marx Opticians has abandoned ship at 1212 Washington Street.

This is interesting however, because the official Optometrist (Dr. Lui) is also involved with Hoboken Eye Shoppe over on Newark Street, as well as the long-gone Hoboken Optical at 410 Washington (“musical eye sockets?)

I suppose the carrying costs with having so many locations and only one on-call doctor wasn’t financially sustainable. And with plenty of other established “optical” places in Hoboken already (Wise Vision & Hearing downtown, EyeSite uptown, etc.) combined with the relatively low-frequency of needing such services – the market decided who could survive.

Wonder what will come next to this spot? Baby yoga?

Jonathan Marx doomed hoboken nj

Description: Opticians FOR RENT
Address: 1212 Washington St., Hoboken NJ 07030
Phone: (201)706-8600
Web: www.thejonathanmarx.com

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