2012 Hoboken Business Year in Review

Hoboken nets more new businesses for 5th year in a row

Some people are worried about the economy, and often point out the many “empty storefronts” in Hoboken.

One can argue convincingly that the “downward trend” is most certainly evident in most other places in the country – but Hoboken somehow still hasn’t reached the “tipping point.” How long that can continue, is anyone’s guess.

While nearly 20% of all new businesses started in 2011 failed to make it to the end of the 2012 – we actually now have over 120 net new businesses in Hoboken since 2007. Amazing!

Want to see who came and left this year? Click here to see the 2012 list!

Hoboken NJ 2012 Business Year in Review Openings and Closings - 2012 Hoboken Business Year in Review

Is retail shopping a thing of the past with online convenience?

A combination of rising brick & mortar rents, and incredible bargains online – you wonder how retail shops in Hoboken can even survive anymore.

With the exception of unique products, and absolute necessities (i.e., convenience) how would you manage to survive in this city?

And don’t forget – Hurricane Sandy certainly did not help many businesses this year. Especially those barely hanging on. Wonder how next year’s list will look once all the dust settles.

New Hoboken Businesses in 2012:

(in no particular order)

  1. The Cuban
  2. Choc-o-Pain
  3. D&G Interiors
  4. Hoboken Cabinetry
  5. C&T Travel (to Cuba!)
  6. Barsky Gallery
  7. Hoboken on Rye
  8. Prime Real Estate
  9. Avis Car Rental
  10. Air Studios
  11. Delight Deli
  12. Beauty Spot Salon
  13. Ruby & Jenna
  14. The Fig Tree
  15. 1FiftyFive
  16. Tiny Paws Powder Puff
  17. Trim Barbershop
  18. Windmill Hot Dogs
  19. dear hannah,
  20. Aroy-D Thai (lunch truck)
  21. V’s Barbershop
  22. Hunger Construction (lunch truck)
  23. Iron Arena
  24. Carrera Salon
  25. V Spot nail salon
  26. Medicine Man Pharmacy
  27. Lackawanna Food Court – includes:
  28. Urban Nesters
  29. Cool Beans (lunch truck)
  30. Matt & Meera
  31. Hotel Victor
  32. Starr Tutoring
  33. Kolo Klub
  34. Smokeless Image
  35. Ha Ha Haven
  36. Frosty Pooch (mobile pet treats)
  37. Hoboken Health Stop
  38. With Love, Ivan (mobile pet grooming)
  39. Sabores
  40. Crew Hair Studio
  41. Famous Pizza
  42. Robert Bazouzi
  43. Goodie Box
  44. Chipotle Mexican Grill
  45. FURgeddaboutit (dog walking)
  46. Muscle Maker Grill
  47. Refresh24 dry cleaner
  48. Ash Cigar
  49. Papaya Dog
  50. Vagabondia Vintage (pop-up store)
  51. Hudson Baseball Center (in Union City – but great for local parents)

Coming to Hoboken in 2013:

  1. Anthropologie
  2. Amoroso’s Cheesesteaks
  3. Little Town New Jersey
  4. Green Yo Yogurt
  5. UPS Store
  6. House of ‘Cue
  7. Moe’s Southwest Grill
  8. Prime Convenience (Monroe Center)
  9. 16 Handles
  10. Giannone Wine
  11. Red Mango Yogurt

Hoboken businesses closed in 2012:

  1. Quays
  2. Lana Santorelli Gallery
  3. William Howard Home
  4. The Candy Shoppe
  5. Hoboken Farmboy
  6. Jessie James
  7. Hobson’s Choice
  8. Curves
  9. HomeMade Pizza Co.
  10. Cammareri Bakery
  11. Heartbeat Style
  12. Fresh Pommes Frites
  13. Gaslight (under renovation)
  14. Hoboken Antiques
  15. Ibby’s Falafel
  16. Calle 6 Cuban Deli
  17. Ciao Belly
  18. Serenity Boutique
  19. Sammy’s Roadhouse
  20. Lana Lounge (under renovation)
  21. Bio & Chic
  22. Sol Caribe
  23. John’s Prime Meats
  24. Traders of Bablyon
  25. Maoz Vegetarian
  26. Ralph’s Italian Ices
  27. The Stone Hut
  28. Whiskey Bar (under renovation)
  29. Uptown Bagels
  30. Balbo’s Pizza
  31. Schnackenberg’s (under renovation)
  32. Savvy Salon
  33. US 1 Deli & Grocery

Hoboken businesses relocated, renovated or expanded in 2012:

  1. Philly’s Cheesesteaks (moved 2 blocks)
  2. KC Kids (relocated)
  3. Kings Supermarket (expanded in size)
  4. General Lumber (re-opened after fire)
  5. Local Barre Core Fitness (opened 2nd location)
  6. Liberty Realty (expanded offices)
  7. Giovanni Shoe Repair (relocated)
  8. Garden of Eden (new name: Aspen Market)
  9. Z Studio Salon (2nd location)
  10. Corporate Realty (relocated)
  11. Biggie’s Clam Bar (2nd location)
  12. Right Angle Framing (2nd location)
  13. Revival Vintage Boutique (expanded)
  14. Dr. Farag Dentist (relocated)
  15. Salon Rouge (relocated)
  16. Go Postal (relocated)

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:00 pm

Still no Taco Bell!

Thursday, December 27, 2012 1:03 pm

The only spending we do in Hoboken is at restaurants.

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