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K9 Nanni

K9 Nanni – Full-service pet center and dog walks

Did you know about K9 Nanni? This North Arlington, NJ based dog care service has been in business for almost 10 years, and definitely has some action in Hoboken.

“K9 Nanni, a full-service pet center located in North Arlington on Porete Avenue, is the brainchild of Linda Solana who believes pets need 3 things to be healthy and happy: exercise, discipline, and love. All three are offered here at K9 Nanni whether boarding your dog for a length of time, just for the day or training classes for new pet owners.

Our pet center has 12,000 square feet of fenced in outdoor space and 3,500 square of indoor space. We offer a variety of care for your dogs – whether it is day care, boarding, walking, in-home pet sitting, puppy etiquette classes.”

K9 Nanni Dog Walker Hoboken NJ

K9 Nanni Rates

I checked out their rates – and they seem like “market rates,” although they definitely favor homes with more than one dog.

For walks it’s $15 (and only $6 for each additional dog). Additional rates apply for off-peak hours.

“Play Dates” are like “day care” and range from $32-$40 depending on the day. Discounts for bulk purchases.

And overnight boarding is available for $60 per dog.

They also offer training packages for your troubled pooch.

About Linda Solana

Linda Solana K9 Nanni dog walkerHere’s more about the owner Linda Solana – whom I’m sure you’ve seen walking around town with her trademark bandana.

She started with walking dogs during her lunch break when she worked as an HR Manager at a web hosting company in Jersey City to creating a successful play-date group in Hoboken – Linda knew her #1 passion was to offer the best kind of care and love for dogs and owners. She saw how her dogs benefited from the “dates”, so decided to follow her dreams, leave the corporate world and open a full-service pet care center with her husband Tashon. Their children Bo and Keyanna also work with them here at the center (it’s a full family affair!)

Being a proud dog owner herself – Linda mentored under her own dog’s trainer and realized she had a gift for communicating and teaching dogs. Since then, she has been actively working with many pet owners and dogs on basic and behavioral training. She offers one on one training as well as group both at the center and at your home.

Linda herself is a proud mama to her 4 dogs – 3 rescued Pitbulls (Empress, Duchess, and Fari) and 1 Shih Tzu (Lily).

She is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, American Red Cross First Aid Certified, and a graduate of the New York School of Grooming.

When Linda is not running around with our dogs – she is secretly binge watching Modern Family and taking notes after Cesar Milan!”

A tired dog is a happy dog K9 Nanni

Description: Full Service care for dogs.
Address: 81 Porete Avenue, North Arlington, New Jersey 07031
Phone: (201)998-WOOF (9663)
Email: k9nanni@gmail.com
Online: k9nanni.comFacebook


Regus – Office Space coming to Hoboken

The global kingpin of temporary office space is arriving in Hoboken this year. Regus will be taking 40,000 square feet of space on the 9th floor over at the Pearson Education building downtown.

Here’s what they say:

“Our Hoboken Riverfront business center at 221 River Street gives you work space on the Hudson River waterfront. You’re steps away from upscale amenities in this trendy area and 15 minutes from Manhattan’s Tech Alley. This center is a good fit for a wide range of businesses including tech companies.

The center’s work space gives you flexibility and helps you interact with other firms. Team rooms are available when you need them. Traditional office space is available if that better fits your needs. Our staff provides call forwarding and reception services for your business. You’ll spend your time and energy on your work.”

Regus Hoboken NJ office space

Why do people need office space anymore?

This got me thinking – why do people need temporary offices at all anymore? With laptops and cell phones – you can “do your business” pretty much anywhere, can’t you? People set up “temp offices” at every single coffee shop I walk into – so what advantage do you have having a fancy desk and a receptionist?

Apparently some of the selling points Regus uses to market their spaces is the fact that it is advantageous to work away from home – and that customers will “take you seriously” because you work in an office building (who the hell cares WHERE you work, as long as your “work” is good?) Anyway, it seems to be a big business nonetheless since Regus has over 3,000 locations world-wide!

Description: Office type spaces for rent
Address: 221 River Street, 9th Floor, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 855-400-3575
Contact: Contact Regus Online
Online: regus.comTwitterFacebook

Smart Start Academy

Smart Start Academy takes shape in Hoboken

Last we checked the Smart Start Academy for kiddies was putting finishing touches on their location at 9th and Monroe. Took ‘em long enough, right?

This is hot on the heels of another “child outsourcing” facility a block away we mentioned yesterday (Step by Step).

I heard that Amazon Prime will be offering nannies next. Same day delivery, too!

Smart Start Academy Hoboken NJ

Description: Pre-school and daycare
Address: 901 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Online: smart-startacademy.com

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Luke’s Lobster

Luke’s Lobster Hoboken – Open May 15th

Lucky week for fresh Lobster fans in Hoboken, as Luke’s Lobster (207 Washington St.) is officially opening on May 15th!

Luke's Lobster Hoboken NJ open May 15 2015

Luke’s Lobster Sets Anchor in Hoboken, New Jersey

Luke’s Lobster opens its first restaurant in New Jersey this week, in the heart of Hoboken. The eatery enjoys deep roots in the Garden State thanks to four summers serving residents via its Nauti-Mobile, stationed at Pier 13. The new location, at 207 Washington Street, will welcome guests seven days a week, year-round. Luke’s Lobster is a beloved seafood shack known for its simple menu highlighting incredible ingredients, sourced sustainably straight from the sea.

“We are thrilled to make Hoboken our new home,” said Luke Holden, Co-Founder of Luke’s Lobster. “We look forward to building upon the wonderful sense of community we feel here following the success of our Nauti-Mobile. We’re excited at the opportunity to join the bustling culinary scene of Washington Street corridor.”

Like its siblings in NYC, Philadelphia and DC, the new Hoboken outpost calls to mind the casual seafood shacks of its founder’s native Maine. The cozy, thoughtfully built space features nautical décor harvested from shipyards, salvaged buoys from the team’s lobstering trips, and handmade reclaimed wood counters. An outdoor patio dotted with tables adds to the relaxed, laid back vibe.

The Hoboken menu features all the Luke’s Lobster classics – the freshest lobster, shrimp, and crab rolls, along with a selection of chowders and bisques. Seasonal offerings include Jonah Crab Claws and a much-loved lobster grilled cheese, among others. The rolls are of the purest form, a quarter pound of fresh seafood served with little adornment, as the sea intended. Just a tiny brush of mayo on the bun, and finished with a dash of lemon butter and secret seasoning. On the sweeter side, it’s Blueberry Bars & Sea Salt Caramel Brownies from the West Village-based bakery, Milk & Cookies. Beverages include natural sodas in flavors like Maine Root Blueberry and Green Bee Lemon Sting. Guests are also welcome to bring their own beer & wine to enjoy with their meals.

Sustainably-sourced seafood reigns, and the company can completely trace its ingredients from the ocean to the plate. Luke’s Lobster scores its seafood directly from the lobstermen at the dock, and steams it straight out the water at Cape Seafood, a Maine seafood purveyor founded by Luke and his partners, drawing on the Holden family’s forty-plus years in the industry. The total traceability of the supply chain ensures every single crustacean is harvested sustainably, handled with care, and presented to guests as fresh as humanly possible.

Operating Hours are Sunday through Thursday, from 11 AM to 11 PM; and Fridays & Saturdays from 11 AM – Midnight (Phone: 201.626.3600).

Dinner delivery, catering and large takeout orders are available. The company also offers seafood kits via its website for delivery straight to your kitchen.

Description: Everything Lobster, Shrimp and Crab.
Address: 207 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)626-3600
Email: jessica@lukeslobster.com
Online: lukeslobster.comTwitterFacebook

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Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes

Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes wants to open in Hoboken

At some point in time, famous Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes was supposed to open in Hoboken. They were all set to be right by the Bow Tie Cinemas uptown.

But apparently things didn’t work out with that location. Something with the contractor or other debacle caused the deal to fall through. They’re currently looking for other places to set up shop in the Mile Square.

Where will Jaret's stuffed cupcakes open in Hoboken NJ

What is Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes anyway?

Most of you have probably heard of them, as they’ve gotten national attention on various brainwashing TV programs.

In case you haven’t, here is their story:

The Accidental Bakers
The first Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes were made at Maureen and Keith’s restaurant, The Petite Cafe in Nutley, NJ, starting in August, 2005. Now sold throughout the Tri-State area, Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes are growing fast!

Creators Keith and Maureen Jaret aren’t your typical cupcake-inspired foodies. Keith graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and gained valuable experience at Windows on the World, La Mirabelle, La Petit Auberge and Mortimer’s Restaurant before taking the helm of Hilton International’s 180-seat Café 43. That’s where he met Maureen, who worked on Wall St. and Executive Search in NYC.

It was love at first bite, and these two cupcake-baking New Yorkers tied the knot in 1987. Their love for each other (and quality food service) soon launched catering company A Savoire-Affaire. The Jarets have developed a style that fuses European techniques with American ingenuity. It’s this style that turns their creations into popular culinary delights.

2001 was a big year for the Jarets. They moved to Nutley, NJ and opened The Petite Cafe, where they served Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch and Catering. The little cafe made a mark in the town of Nutley, and Maureen and Keith loved their new home and especially their customers. Maureen made a Chocolate cake that was a hit with their customers. For some reason, no one would order a cake. She asked them why, and their answer was that “the cakes though delicious, are not decorated with flowers, writing like Happy Birthday, so they went elsewhere”.

Undaunted, Maureen took a cake decorating class at Nutley High School and learned the basics to creating “pretty cakes”. She felt that she needed to dramatically show off her new “talent”, and serving a cake cutting it into slices, would not give her customers the full impact of what she could now do. She decided to give them cupcakes, and to add a twist to “STUFF THEM”. Keith’s favorite candy is the Reese’s Peanut Butter cup, and with famous Maureen’s Chocolate Cake, she decided to join the two. She decided that Sunday brunch had the best captivating audience, so with 200 customers coming in, she thought she would surprise them.

On Sunday August 7, 2005, Maureen and Keith presented the first “Stuffed Cupcake”. Maureen was decorating cupcakes at 5am so that every single person would get to not only sample the delicious sweet treat, but also see how she she is now a “cake decorator”. After handing out the Stuffed Cupcakes, Maureen announced to everyone that she can now decorate cakes for any occasion, but her customers said, “Forget the Cake, What is The Flavor tomorrow”?? The Flavor Tomorrow??? She turned to Keith and said, they want a flavor, tomorrow, his response was, “Okay, we will give them a flavor tomorrow…

In early, 2008, their Landlord passed away, their building was sold, and they had to move out. They found a new location where they thought they could reopen their cafe. However, problems arose with placing their equipment that they had that for cooking in this place, and it became clear they would not be reopening the cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But a very interesting thing happened, even though they were not officially opened, people kept coming in asking if “while you are figuring things out…can we get cupcakes?”. It became evident that the cupcakes were so popular and that they needed to make a decision. Maureen’s thought was, “Can we make a living making just cupcakes?” They decided that if cupcakes were going to be the business, then they were going to make sure that their cupcakes were the best they could be. So with their trademark quality and integrity… Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes was born!”

Interesting story, that’s for sure. And I’m sure they’ll be a hit in Hoboken.

However, this would probably be the last cupcake place Hoboken can handle, so keep that it mind entrepreneurs!

Description: Stuffed cupcakes.
Address: To be determined.
Phone: (927)667-7778 (Nutley, NJ location)
Email: info@stuffedcupcakes.com
Online: stuffedcupcakes.comTwitterFacebook

Step by Step Early Childhood Center

Step by Step Early Childhood Center

Coming soon to 720 Monroe Street is the Step by Step Early Childhood Center. Also at 3rd & Garden Streets. Day care, after school as well as Summer Camp. For three to six year-olds.

If “parents” were actually involved in their kid’s lives (remember that thing called “family?”), there would be a lot fewer of these places around. But I suppose our entire country is sliding down the narcissistic hole faster than ever these days. Can’t let the “kids” get in the way of your thrilling life, right? Let someone else do the work! Yeah!

Step by Step Early Childhood Center Hoboken NJ

What is Step by Step Summer camp anyway?

Here’s what’s in store for your kids this summer while you’re gallivanting around town without the midget ball and chain in tow:

“Gear up for an educational summer of fun for your three- to six-year-old at the Step by Step summer camp program. Whether you’ll be in town all summer — or just for a week or two — we’ve got some fun coming your way!

Our dedicated staff will help your child meet specific goals through a curriculum focusing on exploration and shared experiences. We offer a 1:4 teacher-to-child ratio for our three-year-olds and a 1:6 teacher-to-child ratio for our four- to six-year-olds. All staff are certified in CPR and first aid.

During our full-day program for four- to six-year-olds, we will explore nine weeks of fascinating themes; enjoy four days of swimming weekly; and take part in an extensive list of activities including soccer, Play Fitness, arts & crafts, and reading fundamentals. In addition, we’ll experience the world beyond Hoboken as we venture out of town for weekly field trips.

For three-year-olds we offer our Tiny Tots program with full- and half-day options. Art, drama, physical activity — including swimming three days a week — await all our tiniest campers. Field trips for our full-day attendees will round out the summer camp experience.

Some of our planned excursions include the Adventure Aquarium, the Bronx Zoo, the Crayola Factory, Liberty State Park, Medieval Times, Pump it Up, Sesame Place, and Turtleback Zoo. Locally, we’ll visit open spaces such as Newport Green, Columbus Park, Piers A and C; enjoy treats at different eateries around town; and even take in an occasional movie at Hoboken and Newport Cinemas.”

Description: Child monitoring and accompaniment
Address: 720 Monroe Street, Suite C107, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)653-5344
Email: info@stepbystepecd.com
Online: stepbystepecd.com