Whole Foods coming to Hoboken?

Is uptown Hoboken a good fit for Whole Foods?

Heard some buzz on the street this week that a Whole Foods may be the major tenant at the 1450 Washington St. building owned by Toll Brothers.

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Is Hoboken big enough for a Whole Foods?

I really have my doubts about this rumor – because the 1450 Washington project has a total of 23,000 sq. ft. of retail space, which will be divided amongst at least two – and probably more tenants. Whole Foods looks for spaces between 25,000 and 50,000 sq. ft for their stores, and currently doesn’t list Hoboken as a future space for development. So unless they choose to have a “mini” market here, I’d be surprised (and happy) – but it probably won’t fly.

What would be an ideal fit for this building uptown? Considering the existing businesses in the neighborhood, etc. Yet another bar? What is sorely needed at this point in time? And please don’t say Apple Store – why? You can buy everything they sell online!

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manolo
manolo
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:44 pm

I have praying to the Whole Food Gods for their next store to be in Hoboken, NJ.

PLEASE! 😛

mooshu
mooshu
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:08 pm

This may seem weird, but how about buying the bagel(s), and then bringing it/them home for toasting? I’m sure they won’t taste much differently than the ones toasted at the bagel spot.

FYI, I think Panera Bread has the best cream cheese in town.

ewt7178
ewt7178
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:46 pm

I would love to see a new bagel place. The one we have is entirely too slow and not worth the 45 minute wait.

whineanddineinhob
whineanddineinhob
Reply to  ewt7178
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:54 pm

LMAO. Either your exaggerating or trying to lead us believe the place isn’t worth it, but STILL has a 45 minute wait. What’s your second choice? Another Pizzeria? [quote comment=”210858″]I would love to see a new bagel place. The one we have is entirely too slow and not worth the 45 minute wait.[/quote]

ewt7178
ewt7178
Reply to  whineanddineinhob
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:31 pm

Seriously, go down on Saturday morning, you could be the first person in line and will still wait a good 30 – 45 mins. It’s absurd. The place has a regular toaster that you or I would have in our homes. They can’t toast more than two bagels at a time. Plus, they are insanely slow and refuse to work on more than one order at a time. Seriously, go down on Saturday morning just make sure to bring your smart phone so you can have something to do while you wait!
[quote comment=”210859″]LMAO. Either your exaggerating or trying to lead us believe the place isn’t worth it, but STILL has a 45 minute wait. What’s your second choice? Another Pizzeria?[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
whineanddineinhob
Reply to  ewt7178
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:01 am

First let me apologize for my response. It seemed crude when re-read, but I was laughing with you. If the place has a 45 minute wait, you might want to consider changing the time you arrive. I”ve done this in the past and a 10 or 15 minute earlier or later can make a big difference. You seem to enjoy the bagels that you DO get. Another store in the area to compete might give you less to enjoy and actually cause them both to close. The operational expense in this town for a new business is outrageous, and a new business selling bagels just doesn’t seem feasible to invest in.[quote comment=”210864″]Seriously, go down on Saturday morning, you could be the first person in line and will still wait a good 30 – 45 mins. It’s absurd. The place has a regular toaster that you or I would have in our homes. They can’t toast more than two bagels at a time. Plus, they are insanely slow and refuse to work on more than one order at a time. Seriously, go down on Saturday morning just make sure to bring your smart phone so you can have something to do while you wait![/quote]

Snip119
Snip119
Reply to  ewt7178
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:38 pm

How about a good deli (with bagels). Definitely not another falfal place or pizza place. Or as lizwill said, a good food store that isn’t priced like Kings. I’m sure Kings will do everything in their power to keep Trader Joe’s out of Hoboken. If Trader’s comes to uptown Hoboken, Kings is out of business.[quote comment=”210858″]I would love to see a new bagel place. The one we have is entirely too slow and not worth the 45 minute wait.[/quote]

lizwill
lizwill
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:41 pm

Please, please put a Trader Joe’s there! Kings is an absolute rip off, Shop Rite is cheaper but the produce is not always fresh. We need a descent food store uptown!

HobNJ
HobNJ
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:32 pm

If not Whole Foods, then perhaps Trader Joe’s… well hopefully

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