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Maxwell’s Tavern {Pizza}

Maxwell’s Tavern hiring in Hoboken, NJ

You need a job in Hoboken? Well, did you know that Maxwell’s Tavern over at 11th & Washington is hiring?

They’re looking to fill positions (some easy, some not too glamorous), such as Cooks, dishwashers, servers, busboys, bartenders and hostesses.

Simply email employment@maxwellshoboken.com for consideration.

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New Menu at Maxwell’s Tavern {sneak peek}

And those of you who are wondering what the “new” Maxwell’s Tavern will be serving? Well – it’s not much different than other “pub food” places… here’s just a sneak peek of what they’ll be serving up. Appetizers, salads, pizza, etc. Additional items not shown here include (you guessed it) sandwiches, burgers, and other entrees like Chicken, veal, shrimp, etc. Fairly standard fare that’s for sure.

Most prices are still TBD…

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Washington General Store

Washington General Store – Hoboken, NJ – 509 Washington St.

Washington General Store Coming Soon Hoboken NJ“Quickly” taking the place (in name at least) of the doomed Iconic Fashion Lounge ladies “thread” shop at 509 Washington Street is Washington General Store.

Before you get your pants wet, let me share a bit of my “experience.”

See, I guess back in the “old days,” the phrase “general store” meant something along the lines of a “convenience store,” yet with a bit more to offer (like meat and other provisions). And this is what I thought this upcoming retail space would offer. However, being that it’s rather small, I’d guess they’d just offer “1/100th of an ounce” roast beefs and steaks. That said, no way it can be a truly “community functioning” general store. So what the “F” is it going to be?

We have no firm idea, but neighboring businesses seem to know. One very popular shop said it will be “a place that sells pillows, bed sheets, and other things.”

WTF? Don’t we have a 100,000 square foot Bed Bath and Beyond just steps away from Hoboken? And doesn’t every Hoboken resident have eyeball-gouging light-speed internet? Not sure how a pillow-case store can survive, unless my (somewhat foreign-speaking) contact got a few prominent details wrong.

But even if was a store that sold “juicy roast beef slabs smothered in 400 thread count Egyptian sheets,” I still might gag a few macadamia nuts out of my esophagus. Bleh.

Washington General Store Hoboken NJ

Description: New “mystery” home goods store, perhaps. With a somewhat deceiving name.
Address: 509 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Email: TBD
Online: washingtongeneralstore.com

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World of Beer?

World of Beer – Hoboken, NJ – 100 Sinatra Drive

World of Beer Hoboken NJ coming soon to 100 Sinatra Drive old Melting PotOkay, with The Melting Pot franchise closing this past weekend in Hoboken – most people want to know “what next?” Well, word on the street is that the renters of this space at 100 Sinatra Drive, after breaking their franchise contract with The Melting Pot, may enter into yet another franchise opportunity by opening up a World of Beer location.

In a city with dozens of locally-grown bars already – many whom serve unique micro-brews from NJ and beyond (as well as the typical Bud, Coors and Heineken), it makes you wonder if these owners are just franchise suckers?

I suppose the advantage with opening up a known franchise – is that you get a “head start” by being a well-established “brand.” Much in the same way the new owners of Maxwell’s are keeping the name.

However, in the case of a franchise – you’re hit the ground running – UPHILL. With franchise fees and/or commissions, etc. – there is little room for error, especially in a crowded playing field with high rents. But we do recall at some point that this location may have had some kind of favorable rent agreement.

While they do say that running a franchise (if you can afford getting started) is one of the most satisfying ways to make a living as a small business owner these days. But has that ship sailed? We hear groans of “shop local” and perhaps the tide turning against big businesses (franchise power or not). Maybe the return of “mom & pop” might be a good thing here in Hoboken.

Do you think a World of Beer would make a mark here in town? Perhaps for tourists? And do locals really support local businesses? Or just places that are easier on the wallet?

World of Beer Hoboken NJ 100 Sinatra Drive old Melting Pot

Description: Beer bar (franchise)
Address: 100 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Email: TBD
Online: wobusa.com

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Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

Jimmy John’s coming to 96 Hudson St. in Hoboken, NJ

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches coming to 96 Hudson Street in Hoboken NJThis could be tremendous news for sandwich lovers in Hoboken – Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches is coming to 96 Hudson Street in June. This is the former location of the doomed Energy Kitchen, who couldn’t survive dishing out 500 calorie war rations as meals.

One business in town which should be shivering in their pants – is Subway. Because Subway just sucks. Sad looking “pre-sliced” meats sitting out all day is just not a good business model anymore. They’ll have to go down to $2 foot-longs to keep customers, and even then they’d go out of business soon as well. So I’m leaning towards “Subway is doomed” (at least one of their two locations).

Anyway, Jimmy John’s is apparently one of the fastest growing franchises in the country, and fans rave about their sandwiches (and bread). This will be the first Jimmy John’s within 20 miles of Hoboken, and the seventh in New Jersey. Here’s a snippit about them:

“What makes Jimmy John’s different from the rest is that it’s honest, it’s damn good, it’s damn fast, at a decent price! Jimmy John’s definition of fresh is worlds apart from everyone else’s. Bread is baked in-house everyday and served fresh. Meat and veggies are sliced fresh in-house everyday. The turkey is real turkey, the roast beef is real roast beef – no additives, no vegetable-based fillers, no fake stuff. Nothing is delivered pre-sliced. Real Hellmann’s mayo, real Grey Poupon, real olive oil and red wine vinegar – it’s the best of the best.”

Now do you believe me that Subway will be “on the ropes?”

We’ll check back later this summer to see if they hold true on their promises…

Jimmy John's Hoboken NJ

Description: Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches (chain – promising to “raise the level” when it comes to “commercial” fast food.)
Address: 96 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Email: TBD
Online: jimmyjohns.comTwitterFacebook

Oh, and they have online ordering and “apps” to keep you thinking about food 24/7.

Jimmy John's Click Order Eat Hoboken NJ online apps

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Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries

Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries – almost set to open in Hoboken

About a week or two left before Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries will grace Hoboken with their presence at 9th & Washington Streets.

Interesting that Boardwalk is making good strides to be as “local” as possible here in town. They’re partnering with Vito’s (Mutz) for one of their burgers, will accept “Duck Bills” from Stevens Institute, and also provide “healthy lunches” for the daycare next door (apple slices instead of fries.)

Good to know they’re already starting out on a positive note!

Description: Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries franchies. Locations in eight states, CA, FL, GA, MD, NJ, OR, TX and VA.
Address: 832 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (former Bombay West spot).
Phone: TBD
Online: boardwalkfreshburgersandfries.comFacebookTwitter

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Hoboken Playdate

Hoboken PlayDate – 420 Adams Street

Filling the space left behind by the Russo Civic Association at 420 Adams Street is Hoboken PlayDate – another place to outsource the formative years of your child! Perhaps you can call it a “Baby Social Club?”

I remember the buzz-phrases about a decade ago in Hoboken sounded like “all we have are nail salons, dry cleaners and realtors.”

Now that phrase can be updated: “Daycare centers, Coffee Shops, Barbers and (even more) Realtors.

Hoboken PlayDate 420 Adams Street Russo Civic NJ

Description: Hoboken PlayDate
Address: 420 Adams Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD

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