Windmill Hot Dogs Closing in Hoboken
A Year Later Hurricane Sandy Still Wreaking Havoc
The WindMill of Hoboken was off to a running start and then BAMM….. Hurricane Sandy hit! Although the restaurant itself did not sustain damage, the Path Station was severely affected, as were many neighboring homes and businesses. Due to flooding and the closure of the Path Station, locals had to find alternative ways into NYC. The commuters stopped coming and pedestrian traffic in front of the once busy location thinned daily. As a result, The WindMill of Hoboken’s steadily growing business began to shrink more and more each day. Simply put, after Hurricane Sandy, things were just never the same.
Despite the circumstances, the Hoboken owners, Roger and Tim, were fiercely committed to keeping the location open. In fact, they so believe in the strength of the WindMill brand that they opened a second location in Brick, NJ, this past May.
They were hoping once the Path was repaired, everyone in Hoboken would get back to their usual commutes and their usual patronage of the WindMill. Unfortunately, it eventually became obvious that, after such an extended closure, their Hoboken customers had found new ways to travel, new places to park and new restaurants to frequent. So this Monday, with heavy hearts, after many months of continually declining business, they decided to close the doors in Hoboken in order to better concentrate their efforts on the new Brick location.
Rena Levine Levy and Steven Levine, owners of the WindMill Franchise Company, have stated that while they regret the closing, they must acknowledge the valiant efforts made by the owners of the location. “Roger and Tim have nothing to be ashamed of; they both worked tirelessly to make their business work. Sandy was an unexpected catastrophe and the aftermath was just too large to overcome.” stated Steven Levine. Rena Levine Levy went on to add, “We are saddened at this loss, but look forward to the continued success of the WindMill of Brick and to Roger and Tim opening several more locations at the Jersey Shore.”
Roger and Tim wish to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who supported the WindMill and would like to assure their friends in Hoboken that, should another opportunity arise, they would be delighted to someday make a return. Both believe there is nothing better than a WindMill hot dog and both agree it has been their pleasure to serve Hoboken the very best. They also look forward to future opportunities to prove YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD DOG DOWN!
WindMill Hot Dogs on the block in Hoboken
A little over a year after opening – the Hoboken Windmill Hot Dogs is for sale. The restaurant space can be yours for a measly $250k (plus rent, etc.) which you can keep running as a WindMill – or turn it into your own fast food joint.
Not sure why the guys who so happily started it are looking to get out. But I’m sure their reasoning probably makes sense.
If not a WindMill – what would score tons of points with residents and visitors of Hoboken?
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