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Bucket and Bay Gelato Closing Both Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Jennifer Tripucka
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It’s always a sad day when a business owner announces a closure, and this one affects both Hoboken + Jersey City. The owners of Bucket and Bay Gelato just announced that they are closing both locations in Hudson County, 150 Bay Street in Jersey City, and 153 1st Street in Hoboken.

Jen, the co-owner of Bucket and Bay, shared in an email to subscribers,

“Bucket & Bay is Closing the end of September. Wow. {Deep Breath}.

My family is embarking on a new adventure. We are moving to the West coast to create a home for my girls in Seattle, and live closer to nature. It’s been a difficult decision, as it means I have to say goodbye to Bucket & Bay and Jersey City. It has been an extreme pleasure making craft gelato and pies for you over the last five years. Thank you for welcoming us into your hearts and homes, special occasions, and freezers.

On a positive note, it’s time for a gelato party! Keep your eyes peeled for specials throughout the month. For instance, Labor Day is our last day open in the Hoboken location. We’ll be serving an extra scoop on every gelato all weekend there!

Our Jersey City location will stay open through September.”


At both of their locations, Bucket and Bay served a variety of different gelato and sorbet flavors — all made from scratch at their spot in JC, and they hand-made gluten-free cones right onsite.

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They were known for their incredible pies, lattes, and of course — a pop-up gelato cart that could be spotted around Hoboken quite often. The Jersey City space also hosted gelato-making classes for kids and adults.

Jen and Boris, both graduates of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ, met at an alumni event in Chicago. Each held executive positions before eventually following a path to food. After 17 years in finance, Jen found herself looking for a more creative outlet that involved her passion for food and healthy cooking.

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When she started making gelato at home for their two daughters, the result reminded her of her grandfather Poppy’s homemade ice cream, triggering a desire to learn more. She took courses at the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan {as well as any gelato and ice cream class she could find}. Boris, a marketing executive, jumped at the chance to launch a new business with his wife, and Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co. was born. Fast-forward several years and the couple has decided to close this chapter and move to the West Coast.

Wishing them all the best on their new journey!


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