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12 Places {Coming and Going in Hoboken} in July 2018

While our favorite days of summer are spent lounging, sipping cocktails, and enjoying the beautiful weather; the city of Hoboken has been quite busy with many new openings and closings over the last month. Let’s take a closer look at what establishments have closed their doors for the last time as well as those who have just recently opened.

Recent Closings

Fran’s Italian Deli

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Some of the worst news of the summer was the closing of the beloved Fran’s Italian Deli. In what came as a complete surprise to all, the local italian eatery was closed to make way for a Jersey Mike’s location that will open later in the year. For years, Fran’s served fresh mutz, prosciutto, salami and all of your iconic deli flavors to the tune of a packed house, and now as noted on their storefront “all good things must come to an end”.

The Turtle Club

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On July 20th, The Turtle Club announced via social media that this summer its existence in Hoboken will come to an end. August 31st will be the final day that patrons can enjoy the high quality food and libations that are have been a staple for 8 years at the corner of 10th Street and Park Avenue. The owners of The Turtle Club noted that since opening of this location, they have since branched out onto further ventures, and so as to not compromise the quality that customers deserve, the tough decision of closing the doors was made. With the parting words of “when one door closes, another opens”, we are all anxiously awaiting what is next from Cory and David.

Hoboken Gourmet Company – 423 Washington Street

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After 23 years of serving omelets, croissants, and delicious coffee and tea items, the Hoboken Gourmet Company has officially closed its doors. The cozy location was most recognized for its authentic style with all dishes coming fresh out of the kitchen (that you were able to see swing open). Hoboken Gourmet will surely be missed, but never forgotten. Stay tuned for news on what new establishment will take over the venue.

Maroon Cafe – 638 Willow Avenue Location

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July 14th was a tough day for the Maroon Cafe family and all of those whole love their teas, coffees, yogurt and pastries. Unfortunately, a fire caused extensive damage to the property, and management made the decision to close this location until further notice. There is good news, however, and it is twofold; there were no injuries sustained to workers or customers, and the uptown location (1119 Jefferson Street) remains open and in business!

Marty O’Brien’s


This local establishment is now under new management and has closed its doors to undergo renovations.



The Winston – 72 Hudson Street

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On July 19th, The Winston opened its doors to reveal a brand new cocktail bar with speakeasy vibes. Inspired by the life of Winston Churchill, this new fine establishment can be found right near the PATH entrance at the old location of Scotland Yard. With all-star mixologists at the helm, The Winston is offering cocktails that are appealing to both the eye and tastebuds – the creations each have a unique flare and hidden meanings that tie back to life as it was decades ago. Management at the The Winston has informed us that they will continue to fine-tune their appearance and offerings leading up to their official grand opening to be held in September.

Pici Pasta – 70 Hudson Street

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Located right next door to The Winston is another newcomer to Hoboken – Pici Pasta Bar. Although not your typical bar – serving pasta instead of beer – there is no doubt that this restaurant will fit right in with the culture of the city. Pici Pasta prides itself on serving the freshest meals possible, and all of their pasta is made daily in-house. Pici keeps their menu simple and to the point which allows you to get just want you want for yourself or one of their bigger options to share.

Prato Bakery – 201 Washington Street


Prato Bakery opened its newest location at 201 Washington Street in Hoboken on July 14th. With an already well-established cafe in Jersey City, the Prato team will look to bring their taste of Tuscany to the Mile Square. Replacing Koro Koro, Prato Bakery offers both sweet and savory items (be sure to try their famous focaccias and breads) along with a fine selection of beverages.

Café Sophia – 606 2nd Street


Another quaint little coffee and pastry shop has opened near the outskirts of the Mile Square. Café Sophia, which is owned by and run by the beaming individuals who operate Hot House Pizza, will serve a variety of coffee along with breakfast sandwiches, paninis, and sweet desserts. If you are looking to enjoy good company while enjoy these treats, Cafe Sofia is the spot for you!

Hand and Stone Massage – 1400 Hudson Street

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Looking to treat yourself after a long work day? Hand and stone massage is the perfect place to truly find your zen and enjoy the serenity of being pampered. Located uptown across the street from the Hudson Tea building, Hand and Stone is currently offering 50% off normal pricing as part of their grand opening. Hurry before this deal expires!

Hidden Grounds Coffee – 700 Garden Street

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The Hidden Grounds Coffee team said “Hello” to Hoboken customers for the first time on July 27th. With locations already well-established in Jersey City and New Brunswick, Hidden Grounds prides themselves on the customer experience and ensuring that the coffee/tea/drink of choice is just right, as seen by one of their taglines  – “We learn your drink, know your story, and are happy to see you every time you visit.” Hidden Grouds offers subscription-based purchases and also events such as “How to pour beautiful rosettas and mocha designs”. Be sure to stop in and experience it all for yourself.


Opening Soon!

G. Millz Boken Roadhouse – 61 Jackson Street

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As we have previously shared, G. Millz Boken Roadhouse will be opening very soon. Stay tuned for the exact date for this new bar !

Written by Steve Jones

Steve is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan living in a small world infested with obnoxious Giants fans who have little to no mental capacity. In addition to sports, he is an avid follower of the TopSZN regime as well as the OVO label and can be found repping either one. When he is not slaving away at his desk, Steve is slugging whiskey at one of the many bars in the best square mile city in the world. Speaking of the world, he loves America more than you could ever imagine because it doesn’t get better than being back to back World War champs. Cheers, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!