Would you re-open Legal Beans?

Legal Beans is flooding punching bag in Hoboken, NJ

Should legal beans reopen in Hoboken NJ after Hurricane Sandy - Would you re-open Legal Beans?If you had to choose one single business in Hoboken that is considered in the cross-hairs of the most flooding events – it has to be Legal Beans at the corner of Newark & Garden Streets.

This restaurant / coffee shop seems to get batted around by the flood waters every time in rains. Heck, back in 2007 then 4th Ward councilwoman Dawn Zimmer even attended “flood meetings” there promising change.

Well, five years later – Legal Beans continues to get KO’d – this time by Hurricane Sandy (even their neighbor Anastasia’s went down for the count, as well as other nearby retail spots.)

Even with politicians cheering on the “wet weather pumping station” (which engineers said would be completely ineffective years ago), this section of town gets bitch-slapped time after time.

If you were the owner of Legal Beans – what would you do?

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Should Legal Beans in Hoboken NJ open after Hurricane Sandy - Would you re-open Legal Beans?

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Friday, November 30, 2012 9:40 am

I see the comments about the food and service above…I guess to each his/her own, but I’ve been here several times and always enjoyed the food. Never had a problem. Service was fine, but the fact is don’t go here if you’re in a rush-it’s not that kind of place.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:43 pm

Terrible service & food that could use a make over as well……Not sure why this place could ever not get it right but it has always been this way. Time to move on guys as this was a sign.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:20 pm

Have you ever eaten at this place?

Not many choices for breakfast in downtown Hoboken, so I’ve been forced to eat at Legal Bean at least a dozen times.

I always go in there hoping that *last time* was a fluke, and that the food and service will get better, but it never does.

The food is completely lackluster, but you almost forget about it since it’s overshadowed by their horrid service. Regardless of whether or not they’re busy, the service is down right terrible. I cannot say I have ever had a positive experience there.

Hopefully someone else can see this as an opportunity and purchase Legal Beans for a deep discount, and open with new and improved management.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:48 am

I’m not sure whether or not it’s true, but I had heard that the owner of Legal Beans also owns the building. I understand why someone would ask the question of whether or not to reopen Legal Beans, but if I owned both the coffee shop and the building (and held an appropriate flood insurance policy) I would most likely reopen rather than closing my shop, relocating, or any other option. This poll is pointless.

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