Businesses Opening in Hoboken + Jersey City in 2022

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With the new year approaching, there is a lot to look forward to in Hoboken and Jersey City. 2022 is bringing plenty of new restaurants and businesses into the area, from an antique-and-coffee shop to a Vietnamese-French fusion restaurant and everything in between. The Hoboken and Jersey City area is home to many diverse offerings, and the exciting array of different businesses will continue to open in 2022. Read on to see a list of businesses opening this year. 

Hoboken

Bon Banh | 506 Washington Street

vietnamese rice bowl bon banh

Owners Tony Kim and Kathy Kim, a couple from Creskill, NJ, told Hoboken Girl “Vietnamese food is influenced very heavily by the French culture,” which is the inspiration behind the eatery. Before Bon Banh, the Kims owned a deli in New York City called Angela’s Sandwich Shop, which was located at 1428 6th Avenue. Due to Covid-19, the owners, who have been in the food business for 12 years, were forced to close down the shop in March 2021. “We did Banh Mi sandwiches at our place in NYC. It did very well, so we took that idea and brought it over to Hoboken,” Kathy says. “We thought we can take the Banh Mi sandwich and do something where we can incorporate more Vietnamese food and bring it to Hoboken.”

Disco Dillas | Food Truck

disco dillas

Disco Dillas, owned by siblings Lexi Cassitto and Joe Cassitto, made a pop-up appearance in Hoboken on Thursday, November 11th through Sunday, November 14th, 2021. Hoboken Girl has learned that the pop-up was a trial period and that the truck will return full time in the spring. “The goal for us is to create some creative spins on quesadillas like recipes that nobody would think to go into a quesadilla,” Joe told Hoboken Girl. “Now, we’re going to spend the winter either refining some of those or adding some new ones. Our plan is to rotate some recipes in and out throughout the season and just mix it up and keep it interesting.” 

Glosslab | 537 Washington Street

glosslab color polish wall nail salon

The membership-based nail studio will open at one of Federal Realty’s properties later this year. Founded by Rachel Apfel, GLOSSLAB has become a hotspot for many people on the go and in need of a quick manicure. Even celebrities have taken a liking to the nail salon that uses a waterless concept. “We will of course incorporate our iconic polish wall (see below) and all of the usual Instagram-worthy moments. Stay tuned!” Apfel told Hoboken Girl

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Madison Pizza Lab | 152 Newark Street

Madison Pizza

Dave Carney, the owner of Madison Bar and Grill, has a new project coming in 2022. The Madison Pizza Lab will take over the space that formerly housed Verizza Pizza. “My pies will be a cross between Neapolitan and Jersey-style—they’ll have that look but be crisp. I’m also going to do individual Sicilian pies—thick crust but super crisp,” Carney told Hoboken Girl. “I’ll be using all imported products including San Marzano tomatoes, and some Buffalo mozzarella. The sit-down menu will be tight—five or six appetizers, three entrees. We will cook everything in the Marra Forni pizza oven, and the focus will be on the pizza.” Doors open in January 2022.

Nike | 222 Washington Street

baby GAP

We got word that Nike will be taking over the storefront of another large chain that has operated in town for quite a few years – Baby Gap. A closing date for Gap and an opening date for Nike have yet to be announced, however, we do know Gap is closing sometime this month. The signage document provided to the Historic Preservation Commission includes photos as proof that Nike would be taking over the space – stay tuned for more details.

Pour Amour | 123 Washington Street 

Pour Amor

When plans for Latin Rotisserie never came to fruition at this space, Massimo and Nico Aronson stepped in, and plans for Pour Amour began. Massimo is the owner of Bagels on the Hudson and both Massimo and Nico own Buon Appetito in Bayonne. According to the coffee shop’s Instagram page, it will offer “specialty coffee from around the world, each batch roasted to order. This guarantees blissful freshness and exquisite taste.”

Rumble Boxing | 1202 Shipyard Lane

Rumble Boxing hoboken

(Photo credit: @doyourumble)

Rumble is known for its 45-minute instructor-led boxing, HIIT, Metcon, and strength classes that feature hip-hop and house mash-ups to get members motivated and moving during workout sessions or solo workout time. First-time boxers next to professional or amateur fighters is a common sight at Rumble Boxing gyms as it welcomes people all of workout levels. Members can take boxing, HIIT, metabolic conditioning, and strength classes at the gym.

Sticky’s Finger Joint | 112 Washington Street

Sticky’s Finger Joint

This famous New York City eatery will open its fourth New Jersey location in Hoboken, taking over the former Cluck-U space. The fried chicken-focused menu serves antibiotic and hormone-free chickens and locally-sourced ingredients, often earning Sticky’s the moniker of “gourmet fried chicken.” The fast-food joint is known for its chicken fingers, but it also offers chicken and waffles, chicken poppers, and more. 

Jersey City

Crab Du Jour | 125 18th Street 

Crab Du Jour

Located inside Newport Plaza, this chain Cajun seafood restaurant will open right between Popeye’s and Papa John’s. The eatery already has outposts across New York and the United States, and Jersey City is getting the Xpress version of the restaurant, which includes grab-and-go options as well as indoor dining. “Delicious home-style seafood with generous portions is what you can expect with every meal,” according to the business. The Xpress menu offers convenient grab-and-go options for guests inspired by classic Cajun recipes. The crab, crawfish, calamari, and lobster are prepared made fresh daily.

Headroom Lounge | TBA 

While the exact location has yet to be announced, Headroom’s Joseph Cameron revealed that he has secured a permanent space for the LGBTQ+ bar. In the interim, Joseph has been hosting live pop-up events at 116 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, and patrons can expect the same vibrant energy from the old space to be carried into the new space, which will open later this year. 

Into the Void | 117 Brunswick Street

Into the Void

This coffee shop and antiques store will display 1,800 square feet of antique products from couches to art to dinnerware and everything in between. Owners Greg Yannalfo and Andy Schulz told Jersey Digs that furniture and antiques on display at the store will be a range of  “rare, odd, exciting, and beautiful with a focus on 20th century modern design.” The coffee and espresso will be sourced from Ithaca’s Forty Weight Coffee Roasters and the menu will boast a rotating selection of other New Jersey-made coffee and pastries.

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Maman | 70 Hudson Street

Maman

This NYC-based, French-inspired eatery also has locations in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, and is now expanding to a waterfront outpost in Jersey City. Founded as a “Soho loft cafe” in 2014 by Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall, Maman quickly grew to be a local favorite for parents, business people, and everyone in between. Its versatile design, products, and overall vibe come together to create the Maman experience. Maman offers a selection of baked goods, coffee, juices, teas, fresh breakfast, and lunch options including bowls, platters, and parfaits, as well as seated lunch that features soups and brunch on weekends.

Marty’s Burgers | 488 Central Avenue 

This Fort Lee burger joint is expanding to Jersey City, taking over the former Firehouse Pizza space in the Heights. The eatery serves up burgers, a chicken sandwich, a grilled cheese, a griddle dog, mac and cheese, and a variation of fries, as well as desserts like a chocolate milkshake, and will expand to Jersey City soon.  

Ondo | 3 2nd Street

Operated by the same team who owns DomoDomo, Jae Park, and Brian Kim, Ondo is a Korean restaurant with a modern vibe, complete with lots of wooden structures and open space. The windows bring in natural lighting. The minimalist decor in the dining room is punctuated with greenery throughout. DomoDomo is a Jersey City favorite for sushi, and the Korean menu at Ondo promises an upscale dining experience. 

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Erica calls Hoboken her adopted home, after moving from Toronto, Canada nearly three years ago. She completed her graduate degree from NYU's journalism school last year and now spends her days writing and reading. Her interests include everything from sports to books to fashion, and she falls more and more in love with Hudson County with each passing day.