The end of the year marks a time for closing chapters and opening new ones for everyone — and this includes the closure of beloved spots in Hoboken and Jersey City. The closures hint at a trend of annual closures looming, with new changes as we approach 2024. While saying goodbye to local favorites such as Charritos and D’s Soul Full Cafe, the landscape is set for a fresh beginning, welcoming new businesses to fill these spaces in the new year. This list isn’t exhaustive of business closures in 2023; it’s more a list of closings from Labor Day Weekend until present day. Read on for a round-up of recently-closed businesses in Hoboken and Jersey City + a bit about some of the new businesses coming in.
Charrito’s | 518 Washington Street
At one point in time, Hoboken was home to three Charritos — now, to the dismay of many residents, it’s home to none. The last remaining Hoboken Charrito’s closed for good in August of 2023, and although the team didn’t disclose the reasons for Charrito’s closure, they did promise locals: “Our name and legacy continues through you, some expansion plans we have for the future and our Charritos Weehawken location.” Charrito’s Weehawken — which remains open and operating — is located at 974 JFK Boulevard E East. More about the closure here.
Cheap Maggies | 216 Washington Street
Cheap Maggies, a resale store located in downtown Hoboken, has become a well-known part of the local downtown retail scene. Recently, the store put up signage at 216 Washington Street signaling that the spot is closing for good. Recognized for its discounted brand items, locals can continue to shop while it remains open. We covered the full story here.
Curry Up Now | 91 Washington Street
The fast-casual Indian eatery that opened in 2021 has left the Mile Square. The restaurant closed earlier this summer and the space will welcome a new build-your-own doughnut shop, Dipped N’ Smashed, in its place. Dipped N’ Smashed serves smash burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes. Read all about the new spot here.
D’s Soul Full Cafe | 918 Willow Avenue
After 17 years, D’s Soul Full Cafe closed in May. The restaurant served comfort food such as breakfast burritos, sandwiches, salads, and soups. A new breakfast and brunch restaurant, The Biscuit Babe, is the new exterior signage that appeared on Willow in its place. More information can be found here.
Deka Lash | 612 Washington Street
To add to Hoboken’s lineup of beauty businesses, Glowbar, a skincare chain specializing in facial treatments, is making its way to the neighborhood and taking over the former Deka Lash space — which recently moved to Montclair, New Jersey — at 612 Washington Street. Read more about the new spot here.
The Evolution Store | 106 4th Street
Three months after opening, The Evolution Store permanently and abruptly closed the 106 4th storefront in Hoboken. The shop sold eccentric collector’s items like exotic animal teeth, taxidermies, and other artifacts. Guests can still shop at its other location at 687 Broadway in NYC. We covered the full story here.
GlossLab | 537 Washington Street
GLOSSLAB, a well-known membership-based nail studio, has temporarily closed its Hoboken location. The company announced its temporary closure via an email to customers on Monday, November 27th, without specifying the reasons or time frame for the shutdown or reopening. There are currently 18 GLOSSLAB locations in the US, so customers can still receive services at its closest location at 860 Seventh Avenue in New York. More information regarding the closure can be found here.
Number Eleven Food Store | 342 Garden Street
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In March of 2022, the team behind Dozzino, a popular pizzeria in Hoboken, opened a third food venture called ‘Number Eleven Food Store.’ The concept specializes in Asian-inspired cuisine and operates out of the former 7 Stars Pizzeria building at 342 Garden Street. On November 28th, 2023, Number Eleven Food Store announced via Instagram that it wouldn’t be renewing its Garden Street lease, and while the team searches for a new location, it will operate as a pop-up in Dozzino on Mondays and Tuesdays starting on December 11th. Read the full story here.
Satay | 99 Washington Street
Longtime Malaysian Hoboken restaurant Satay, located at 99 Washington Street, announced it will be closing effective December 24th, 2023. The Malaysian and Chinese restaurant is known for its huge menu, authentic flavors, and affordable weekday lunch specials. Read the full article here.
Walgreens | 101-105 Washington Street
Earlier this year, Walgreens announced that it would be closing 150 of its U.S. stores by 2024. As it would turn out, the downtown Hoboken location is one of these fated outposts that officially closed on November 7th. The full story can be found here.
Zero Otto Uno | 502 Washington Street
A sad piece of news for many Hoboken locals, this BYOB Italian cafe said goodbye to the Mile Square at the end of August and relocated its Neapolitan pizza offerings to Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ under the new name ‘081 Cafe.’ Zero Otto Uno didn’t give a reason for closure, and as of now, it’s not confirmed what will take over the 502 Washington Street location. Read more here.
City Bagel | 301 Grove Street
City Bagel + Deli, a fairly new restaurant in Jersey City that served coffee and bagels, among other dishes, closed relatively recently. A new cafe, Bread Stone Cafe, will be moving into the space on December 10th. A sign on the front of the spot reads ‘Coming Soon Bread Stone Cafe December 10’ — hinting at a December 10th opening. Learn more here.
Corgi Spirits | 1 Distillery Drive
Located at 1 Distillery Drive in the Bergen-Lafayette area of Jersey City, Corgi Spirits is the first (and only) distillery in Jersey City. Since it first opened in 2017, customers have enjoyed good cocktails in a chill atmosphere. To the disappointment of many residents, the venue will close on December 30th, 2023. Full article here.
Iron Monkey | 99 Greene Street
The Iron Monkey, located at 99 Greene Street, has announced its closure. The bar is known for its extensive beer list, rooftop bar, and weekend brunch. Its final service will be held on Sunday, December 31, 2023. In an Instagram post on December 6th, the bar posted the following message to patrons and supporters: “Please join us in these remaining weeks and we strive to conclude this chapter on a high note.” Read all about it here.
Monteleone’s Bakery | 502 Washington Street
For over 70 years, Monteleone’s Bakery was a Newark Avenue staple for satisfying a sweet tooth. In August, the family-owned Jersey City fixture announced its closure, citing “challenges on small businesses.” A family member thanked residents and customers for their support over the years. Read all about it here.
Tamborim | 130 Newark Avenue
Tamborim Bar + Grill is a Brazilian restaurant that opened in 2020 by Jersey City restaurateur Michael Casalinho. The restaurant confirmed its temporary closure for a rebrand and is working on all of the details with the space and concept before anything is announced. Although the time frame is not confirmed yet, the spot plans to open in January or February. We covered the full article here.
While saying goodbye to these businesses is tough, we’re excited to welcome new businesses to our area.