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Ultimate Smoke & Vapor

Just what Hoboken needed: Ultimate Smoke & Vapor

Taking the place of the doomed Mad One Jacks salon down by the PATH station (22 Hudson Place) is Ultimate Smoke & Vapor.

Everything related to smoking. Either real tobacco cigarettes or the newest trend Electronic Cigarettes (or e-cigs).

E-Cigs were initially hailed as the “smoke free” way to quit smoking. By inhaling vapors of nicotine and other suspicious chemicals. They’re supposed to be somewhat cheaper than tobacco, and you can also “smoke” them in many places that tobacco smoke is banned.

This trend is very peculiar, because I think people become more addicted to these fruity contraptions than real cigarettes. An almost cult-like following these days. The phrases they use too… “Vaping” and “juice” just sounds so stupid.

And apparently it’s being revealed that these chemical smokes are probably worse for you overall than tobacco. How can you trust these mystery juices anyway?

Have fun with your “vapes!”

Ultimate Smoke Vapor Hoboken NJ Hudson Place

Description: Inhalation specialists.
Address: 22 Hudson Pl., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Barnabas Health Stops

Barnabas Health Stops – Hoboken, NJ – 59 Washington Street

Man, I’ll tell ya. The whole health industry is a mix between musical chairs and “the shell game,” with the ever-changing names, partnerships and associations. Fascinating and scary at the same time. Anyway, the former “Hoboken Health Stop” (which had already been associated with Liberty Health) has moved from across the PATH to 59 Washington Street – is now called Barnabas Health Stops urgent care center

But instead of only having “after work hours,” they’ve expanded the operation beyond just “urgent care.” They also have various other specialties during normal hours, such as endocrinology, neurology, gynecology and more.

Barnabas Health Stops Hoboken NJ Urgent Care

Description: Multi-specialty health practice and limited “urgent health care” – with limited hours.
Address: 59 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: Urgent Care: (201)876-7903 Specialty Services: (201)792-7929
Online: www.barnabashealthstops.com

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Empire Oral Surgery

Empire Oral Surgery – Hoboken, NJ – 901 Washington St.

Sheesh. I walk by here all the time and just noticed that Dr. Spinnato’s dental office has been changed to Empire Oral Surgery.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is something I’m fortunate enough to never have needed (and hope to never need!) which is probably why I didn’t notice sooner. But apparently a lot of people just don’t take care of their teeth and gums – hence the need for stuff like dental implants, extractions, jaw surgery and other oral and facial problems. Heck, Empire Oral Surgery even offers Botox injections (don’t get me started!)

But if you’re interested – the contact info is below. They’re open standard hours five days a week.

Welcome Dr. Mo Rabah to the ‘hood!

Empire Oral Surgery Hoboken NJ

Description: Oral Surgeon
Address: 901 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)659-1600
Email: empireoralsurgery@gmail.com
Online: empireoralsurgery.com

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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GNC coming soon to 302 Washington St. in Hoboken

GNC Hoboken NJWell, word on the street is that yet another mega chain is coming to Hoboken. GNC (General Nutrition Centers) is supposedly the next tenant to be able to pay double and triple rents at 302 Washington Street, the former home of Makeovers, who moved across the street last month.

Like lululemon atheltica which is also coming in 2015, GNC is a multi-billion dollar company, but with over 7,000 locations. Yikes!

Wanna hear what GNC has to say about themselves?

“GNC sets the standard in the nutritional supplement industry by demanding truth in labeling, ingredient safety and product potency, all while remaining on the cutting-edge of nutritional science. As our company has grown over the years, so has our commitment to Living Well. In fact, GNC is the world’s largest company of its kind devoted exclusively to helping its customers improve the quality of their lives. From scientific research and new product discovery to the manufacturing and packaging processes, GNC takes pride in our rigorous approach to ensuring quality. Our commitment to quality extends to our interactions with you in our stores and after you buy our products.”

Wow, if there was ONE company I’d think who would falter with online shopping, it would be a vitamin store. Much better selection online, for less. How they managed to stay so lucrative is something that ought to be investigated. Seriously!

Anyway, welcome to Strip Mall Hoboken, GNC!

GNC Live Well vitamins hoboken NJ

Description: Vittles
Address: 302 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (coming 2015)
Phone: TBD
Online: gnc.comTwitterFacebook

lululemon athletica

lululemon athletica coming to Hoboken, NJ

lululemon athletica hoboken nj coming soonHere goes the revolving door of chains again in Hoboken. Replacing the much loved Hoboken Paint and Hardware (Hoboken’s last remaining hardware store open 7 days a week) is yoga clothing store lululemon athletica.

The main premise of lululemon (who has over 200 locations with $1.3 billion in annual sales) is to “make technical athletic apparel for yoga, running, dancing and most other sweaty pursuits.”

While very much a “chain” store – their “claim to fame” is only putting stores in locations in order to “have strong ties to our local communities.” In other words, you won’t find lululemon in a big mall.

You probably know whether or not that matters to the other (non-billion dollar small businesses). A chain is a chain no matter how “warm and fuzzy” they may be. lululemon also has yoga studios in-store, as well as frequent in-store events like self-defense and other feel-good stuff. Regardless of how they became so big is irrelevant. People love them, and Hoboken is by far the yoga-pant capital of the world!

lululemon hoboken nj yoga pants

Description: All things yoga.
Address: 316 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (opening 2015)
Phone: TBD
Online: lululemon.comTwitterFacebook