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 - Corner store by Onieal's

What’s up with the corner store near Onieal’s in Hoboken?

5/18/2007 Original Post:

Here we have another shining example of how long it takes to get things done in Hoboken. This time, a corner store across the street from Onieal’s.

Brown paper has been in the windows for months, and they appear stuck in the mud. That permit has been in the window so long that the ink faded off.

You need to get to know, love and embrace the HATT. It always wins.

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Back in the early 80’s that was a quasi-deli/candystore. In 85 or 86 it went under and was a small apartment for about three months. Since 86 that place has been defunct!


Supposedly, O’neal’s was suppose to move across the street into that spot.


I live down the block from this storefront, and it’s true that O’Nieal’s uses it for storage. Everybody just wishes that O’Nieal’s would take down the brown paper that’s been on the windows for years and put up shades or curtains. It would look so much nicer and be a nice gesture towards those of us who live nearby!


Periodically I used to see workmen doing things inside, but nothing lately. I seem to recall at one point they were putting in a bar or counterspace along one side, maybe for foodservice.

Don’t know what the story is, but that’s kind of nice space to let sit. Lots of foot traffic.

There’s Moran’s across the way too. Imagine an underutilized pub in Hoboken. Yeah.

What gives?


There has not been an active storefront on that space for at least 10 years.