2014 Hoboken Business Year in Review

2014 Hoboken Business Year in Review: Uptick

For the first time in a long time – LAST year, it appeared that Hoboken had a net “loss” of overall businesses (mostly due to Hurricane Sandy).

But that trend is apparently very well OVER. We suspected that 2014 would be a “blood bath” when it came to retail, but we apparently have our timing off. There was a net gain of new businesses of at least 30+. Pretty amazing to say the least!

Still no Apple Store or Trader Joe’s, but a few cookie cutter chains filled the void, along with more of the same “musical businesses” in 2014.

The approximate running tally since we’ve roughly been keeping track is now about 150 net new businesses in Hoboken since 2007.

Want to see who came and left this year? Click here to see the 2014 list!

2014 Hoboken Business Year in Review - 2014 Hoboken Business Year in Review

Can Hoboken sustain more retail shops?

The same factors at play in 2014 – Rodeo Drive rents, parking hell, and online shopping all stunt business growth from the starting line. Yet entrepreneurs still want to take a crack at making a living in the Mile Square.

With the exception of unique, specialized products, and bare necessities (i.e., convenience) the odds of succeeding in Hoboken – especially in a “down economy” are tough. But have we reached our saturation point in retail?

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New Hoboken Businesses in 2014:

(in no particular order)

  1. Hoboken Hot House Pizza
  2. Hudson River Crossfit
  3. Brasserie de Paris
  4. K9dergarten
  5. List It Realty
  6. The Brick
  7. Brazen Athletics
  8. Gypsy Warrior
  9. Bright Horizons
  10. Diamond Gymnastics
  11. Garden State Yoga
  12. Lulu’s (W Hotel)
  13. Clem’s Unlimited Too
  14. Planet Mac
  15. Black Rail Coffee
  16. Crepes & Things
  17. Tony Boloney’s Pizza
  18. Crepe Guru
  19. FITRxN
  20. Brower Club Provisions
  21. Blowout Zone
  22. Tip Toe Shoes
  23. Bean Vault
  24. Planet Sun
  25. Krank Hoboken
  26. Hoboken Play Date
  27. Boardwalk Burgers
  28. Washington General Store
  29. Slider Street
  30. The Ale House
  31. Jewelry by Peter
  32. Clubhouse Barbershop
  33. Everlast Gym
  34. Caffe Bene
  35. Kure Pilates by Krysta
  36. Avenue Residential
  37. Jimmy John’s
  38. Keller Williams
  39. The Yoga Loft
  40. AltSmoke
  41. Bareburger
  42. Prime Grocery
  43. Prime Garden
  44. Cork Wine
  45. Duet Kitchen and Bath
  46. Marina Deli
  47. Maxwell’s (redux)
  48. Tally Ho
  49. Two Heathers
  50. Ultimate Smoke & Vapor
  51. Baranbas Health Stop
  52. Empire Oral Surgery
  53. Little Grocery
  54. Mathnasium
  55. Adams Dry Cleaner
  56. Mondo Dogs
  57. Hudson Table
  58. Clarke’s
  59. Inner Athlete
  60. The Joint
  61. Show Nail
  62. Lo Fatt Chow
  63. Stingray Lounge
  64. Panello
  65. Happy Dental
  66. R. William Maggs
  67. Prime Cycle
  68. Reign Hoboken
  69. McLoone’s Pier House
  70. Riverside Medical Group
  71. Smokin’ Barrel
  72. Jack’s Cabin
  73. Blow It Out Lounge
  74. J. Patryce Design

Announced or Coming to Hoboken in 2015:

  1. GNC
  2. Lululemon
  3. W. Kodak Jewelers
  4. Apple Montessori School (2nd)
  5. Club Barks
  6. House of ‘Que
  7. Flatbread Grill
  8. Honeygrow
  9. Queen Margherita
  10. Vivi Bubble Tea
  11. World of Beer

Hoboken businesses closed in 2014:

  1. Ricky’s
  2. Liberty Bar
  3. Copper Kettles
  4. Greetings from Hoboken
  5. La Casetta Pizza
  6. BT Chinese Massage
  7. 340 Grill
  8. Hoboken Paint & Hardware
  9. Legal Beans
  10. Bahama Mama’s
  11. Romantic Depot
  12. Zeni Spa
  13. Jonathan Marx
  14. Urban Nesters
  15. Mad One Jacks (2nd)
  16. Piccolo Roma
  17. Melting Pot
  18. Limelight Floral
  19. The Office
  20. 1FiftyFive
  21. Madeline
  22. People
  23. Health Stop
  24. Spinnato Dental
  25. Verde Vita
  26. Four L’s
  27. Giant Wash
  28. Mon Cheri
  29. Hoboken Dhaba
  30. Boa
  31. Smokeless Image
  32. K.C. Kids
  33. McMahon’s Brownstone
  34. Iconic Fashion Lounge
  35. Trends Boutique
  36. Bona Pizza
  37. Chandelier Room
  38. Molfetta Pizza

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The amount of retail is not sustainable yet “mixed use” remains popular — is this because it attracts condo buyers excited about the potential gym/day care/etc? Why doesn’t anyone foresee they may have to live above one vacancy after another?


The more chains that come in and lowball prices the less mom and pop you will see. Hoboken is losing personality.