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Maxwell Place Rumblings

La Isla at Maxwell Place

A year ago – we talked about some speculation regarding what retail tenants were going to open up over at Maxwell Place. So far – two out of three were spot on!

One, was a doctor’s office (Riverside Medical).

And construction workers recently confirmed that La Isla is coming to the southwest corner of 12th & Shipyard. Wonder how the high rent will factor in the the cost of the food!

La Isla Hoboken NJ Maxwel Place

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Links Residential

Links Residential comes to Hoboken

A new Realtor recently opened up in Hoboken, NJ – Links Residential (located at 101 Park Avenue.)

Links Residential Hoboken Real Estate

Besides having a nice bright corner office, what makes Links Residential any different from all the other Realtors in Hoboken?

Well, for one – they have other offices outside of town (Teaneck, Maywood), which is beneficial for those looking to relocate to places with more space, or even “real” yards.

Additionally, since they’re new – you’ll most likely get a more hungry agent that works harder for their clients. Plus, they’ve been recruiting experienced agents from other outfits in Hoboken.

We also found out that they have some unique features on their website that makes sorting through the available properties easier. Instead of just searching the basic features (like bedrooms and baths), you can also search for specific amenities (such as doorman and parking).

“Our business is built on honesty and transparency. We are not just real estate brokers; We are advisers and consultants, and are with you every step of the way to ensure you achieve your real estate goals.” Hmm. Maybe the “mayor” can learn something from these guys?

Anyway – welcome Links Residential to the neighborhood – and feel free to check out more here: linksnj.com.

Links Residential Hoboken Realty office

Description: Realtor
Address: 101 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)656-7900
Online: linksnj.comTwitterFacebook

Look out for icicles?

Icicles form on new Hoboken building

I’ve never really seen this on a high rise building in Hoboken – icicles.

That’s what happened this winter over at the new (ultra-chic) Park & Garden building uptown. Construction is expected to be completed this year.

I wonder if that was just a freak occurrence or a potential flaw in the building design? You might suspect that any kind of architectural design program would allow one to “simulate” how a building and the materials would handle various conditions (wind, rain, earthquakes, etc.)

If it is an issue – hopefully they fix it before next winter! Because I don’t think I’d be too comfortable walking on the sidewalk underneath with those sharp projectiles above!

icicles on high rise building in Hoboken NJ

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Hoboken Nightclub “for sale”

Want to run your own Hoboken nightclub?

Interesting. I stumbled upon a Hoboken nightclub that is for rent ($120,000 per year!)

Hoboken nightclub for sale“Ultra chic Nightclub with live entertainment in the prime area of Hudson NJ, County this area is known to have more bars per capita than many others in the United States. The night club consists of 3700 square feet with an indoor capacity for 350 patrons. The business has a huge dance floor, full stage, separate area for private functions, multiple serving bars, Private VIP area and a full kitchen. This Club has been fully upgraded during the past two years with a modern and attractive image. Because the sale of this business is confidential all viewings are by appointment only and photo may not represent this particular business.

Operator must evidence funds to transfer liquor license. This Nightclub has multiple bars, a full kitchen, professional sound system, DJ booth, special lighting systems, POS system, liquor license and entertainment approval and various equipment required for this industry. The building has a legal capacity for 350 customers plus space for extra capacity. The business operates, everyday, hours 8:00 pm to 3:00 am. The business has a New Jersey State liquor license and a full entertainment & food license from the municipality.”

I love that verbal jargon. “Photo may not represent this particular business.”

West Five Supper Club Hoboken NJ

Do nightclubs still have a market?

The photo they used appeared to be from the West Five Supper Club over at 505 Madison Street. Not sure why they’d list something publicly online, and say it’s “confidential.” Also – if that photo was someone else’s businesses – doesn’t that cause other issues?

Regardless if it’s West Five or not (the description does fit almost spot on), how is the “nightclub” market doing these days anyway?

According to West Five’s promotional video, it doesn’t look like there’s a shortage of people who like dancing and partying the night away, although the number of “clubs” like this certainly has dwindled each decade since the disco era.

Does anyone do “bottle service” anymore? I’ve never done it myself, but what do they pay? Like $250 for a bottle of booze you can get for $30 at the liquor store?

Regardless – it’d be interesting to see what plays out. I suppose with the proper marketing, hype and general patron experience, pretty much any venue has a chance of succeeding. Anyone want to go “halfsies” with me?

Corner store by Onieal’s

8 years later – Corner store by Onieal’s still vacant

Amazing. That PRIME corner store at 4th & Park across the street from Onieal’s is still vacant. What is the landlord thinking? Who lets an exceptional retail space like this remain unoccupied?

Imagine the possibilities? With all those parents and kids in Church Square Park seven days a week – this place would be a gold mine, even with excessive rent!

And apparently – it’s been like this for much longer than just 10 years (although there was “hope” back then), but rather almost 30 years vacant!

Corner Store 4th Park Hoboken still vacant

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Hoboken Deconstruction

Delicate work involved with Hoboken Deconstruction

Row houses (or brownstones) have always fascinated me. With such small lot sizes, it’s clear that interior space is much more important than a larger yard outside. How else could you cram 60,000 people into a square mile or so?

Imagine if Hoboken was laid out like much of the suburbs in the NYC tri-state area? If every “lot” was a modest one acre in size, we’d have less than 800 homes in Hoboken. Compared with around 20,000 or more!

Anyway – it’s amazing when one of the “row houses” is demolished – all without destroying adjacent properties. One such building getting knocked down this winter near 5th & Grand Streets, next to Dom’s Bakery. Wonder if they ever make some cool discoveries when they do this? Like buried treasure or finding Jimmy Hoffa.

Hoboken Deconstruction of a row house 1

Hoboken Deconstruction of a row house 4

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