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Go Postal simplifies shipping

Go Postal simplifies shipping in Hoboken, NJ

“GO Postal with Benny Love.” Program this number into your phone: (201)400-6907 – you’ll be glad you did.

GO Postal improves service in Hoboken NJAfter bouncing around several locations in Hoboken over the past few years – Go Postal is now located down at 50 Harrison Street. And they have a new truck now too! (more about that below…)

What is Go Postal you might want to know? It’s a super package delivery service owned and operated by born & raised Hoboken resident & entrepreneur Benny Love. This fills a niche that almost everyone could use in town, considering online shopping has hit an all-time high (and with all the package thefts around).

To set up an account – simply text your full name to 201-400-6907 – and you’ll be assigned a “PMB” number. Afterward, you send your boxes to:
(full name)
50 Harrison Street
PH421 – (plus your PMB#)
Hoboken, NJ 07030

The fee is very modest ($2 per box delivered to their location – and a very small $2 fee to have ALL your boxes then delivered to your apartment at a time convenient for you). They are authorized to accept all major carriers.

Go Postal Hoboken NJ

The PATH pickup is BACK!

Those living in Hoboken long enough – remember the days when you used to be able to pick your deliveries up by the PATH station (UPS and at one point FedEx was doing it to, I think). But due to the fledgling economy those conveniences were discontinued.

Go Postal will be starting a similar PATH pickup later this spring. Those who utilize Go Postal just have to let them know they want to pick their packages up – and the Go Postal truck will be in the vicinity of the downtown Post Office every night (I think 6pm to 8pm).

I think the peace of mind having a “package concierge” for your deliveries is well worth the pocket-change they charge.

Glad we still have some entrepreneurial spirits in town (that go beyond “apps” and “startups.”) This service is functional, and solves a nagging problem that is only getting worse. Way to go, Benny!

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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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Hudson Table

Hudson Table now taking reservations for awesome classes!

Hudson Table Hoboken now open cooking schoolAs we previewed a couple months ago, one of the best new ideas to come to Hoboken in a very long time is now open for business: Hudson Table. They’re located at 14th & Clinton, on the north side of the viaduct.

What is Hudson Table exactly? It’s a fun, interactive cooking instruction “school,” run by passionate people.

Take a look at some of the classes initially being offered here.

Stuff to make from the Farmers’ Market, “Thanksgiving Dinner Rehearsal,” Indian Food, Italian food, and even how to properly handle your expensive kitchen knives. They have an incredibly diverse array of classes – where each one looks like it would be enjoyable and informative.

Classes range from $75 – $90 per person and last up to three hours. Max capacity per class is 16 students. Some classes have even been “taken over” for private events – so booking in advance is recommended!

Thanks for enriching the cultural entertainment landscape, Hudson Table!

Description: Unique cooking school-ish class-based enterprise. Individual classes and instruction.
Address: 1405 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Email:
Online: hudsontable.comTwitterFacebook

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Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe

Pauline’s Chocolate becomes Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe in Hoboken

After several decades – a Hoboken staple “passes the torch,” as Pauline’s Chocolate becomes Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe.

Don’t worry, though – we’re not losing a piece of Hoboken, but more like “changing of the guard.” Read why below…

Nancy's Sweet Shoppe Hoboken NJ Grand Opening

Aunt Pauline passes chocolate biz down to Niece Nancy!

“Pauline started making chocolate in her hometown of Hoboken, NJ over 20 years ago. She quickly grew her following and customer base because of delicious hand made chocolate and exceptional presentation. She opened her store on 207 Jefferson Street in Hoboken and expanded on her business with new chocolate treats for every season and every event. After 20 years in business she is passing the business down to her niece Nancy who grew up in the chocolate store learning from the best. With some hard work and imagination Nancy reopened Pauline’s Chocolates in September of 2014 as Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe.”

Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe Grand Opening!

I’m sure many locals are already planning on attending – but Nancy’s Sweet Shoppe is having their “Grand Opening,” (or should we say “Grand Re-Opening”) tomorrow, Saturday, October 11th from 10am to 6pm. In addition, there will be a special appearance by Elsa (from the movie Frozen) from noon to 2pm. Free cotton candy and rides for the kids, too!

Swing by, meet Nancy, taste some of the best sweets the Mile Square offers – and experience a true feeling of what it’s like to actually be a part of Hoboken – and not some cookie-cutter condo or fake park or bogus bike lane. This is what makes Hoboken a good city. Got it?

Description: Chocolate & Candy. Balloons, Party Favors, Special Gifts.
Website: nancysweetshoppe.com
Address: 207 Jefferson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 795-1800

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Luna Rosa

Luna Rosa – 1218 Washington St, – Hoboken, NJ

Luna Rosa Linens Hoboken NJ was GalateaFor regular customers of Galatea Linens at 1218 Washington Street, this is no cause for concern. But for those curious, the longtime bedding, linen, pillow and decor store now called Luna Rosa simply just went through a name change!

Owner Diane said, after being a small business owner in Hoboken for well over two decades, that it was time to focus solely on the linen shop. She previously owned the Galatea Lingere shop a few doors down, and recently sold it to a good friend so she could spend all her time at the newly renamed luna rosa (she loves that photo of the moon in her door as seen in the gallery below).

Some improvements are planned, including slightly re-vamping and enlarging the interior, making it a bit more bright and open. But for the most part, the friendly atmosphere along with unique products here in Hoboken will remain unchanged.

Thanks again for adding to the special character of Hoboken, Diane!

Description: Linens, pillows, comforters, sheets, duvets, wall decor, bed frames, art, candles. Formerly Galatea Linens.
Address: 1218 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-222-0606

Mod Cup Coffee Truck

Mod Cup featured on Eyewitness News

Looks like the Mod Cup, Hoboken’s favorite new hot spot for tasty coffee got some love from Eyewitness news this week.

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