• Hotel Victor + Jimmy Johns Close Downtown Hoboken Locations

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    This week in Hoboken we {unfortunately} have two new store closings to report — Hotel Victor and Jimmy Johns, both located in downtown Hoboken, will be closing their doors. Read on for all the deets we have:

    Jimmy Johns

    This is a different closing to report, as Jimmy Johns is a chain restaurant, located in the busy area of downtown Hoboken {96 Hudson Street}. Residents discovered Jimmy John’s closing by this note {pictured below} taped on their door accompanied by brown paper covering the windows.

    jimmy johns hoboken closing

    Jimmy John Liautaud opened the first Jimmy Johns sandwich shop in Charleston, Illinois in 1983, right after he graduated high school. Fast forward to 2018, Jimmy Johns now has over 2,000 locations across the country. So, if you’re a dedicated fan, there are plenty of options to still enjoy a JJ sandwich, the closest one being right in Jersey City {110 1st Street} that just opened in 2017.

    The Hoboken location was always super generous with handing out free sandwiches to local businesses and residents {last year on Halloween workers were walking around downtown Hoboken handing out sandwiches to tipsy bar-goers and it was definitely appreciated by all}. There was concern about how Jimmy Johns would do once Jersey Mikes opened just a few blocks away {an obvious competition}, but there is no clear reason why they decided to close so suddenly.

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    Hotel Victor

    Located at 77 Hudson Street, Hotel Victor was just steps away from the PATH station, making it the perfect spot to grab drinks with friends or coworkers after workers. A passerby we spoke to, however, said he wasn’t surprised that the spot is closing as it has been noticeably empty for a while, especially compared to the number of crowds that frequent the neighboring bars.

    hotel victor hoboken closing

    The downtown bar shared on their Instagram:

    “It is with mixed emotions that we inform you that Hotel Victor Bar and Grill has been sold. We thank our friends, family, and customers for your continued support. Please join us for our closing nights Wednesday and Thursday. Everything is half off. Meet me at the Hotel!!”

    Hotel Victor opened in 1916 by the Rivera Family. Prior to becoming Hotel Victor, it was known as the Hudson Cafe and  was actually built to accommodate ship workers traveling from Europe to the shipyards. During the 1920s, the basement was a Speak Easy {during prohibition} — talk about history! We’re sad to see a spot with so much history go — but be sure to support them on their final days {+ enjoy some half off food and drinks}.

    According to Jersey Digsthere’s already a new business that will be taking over the spot, called The Pig and Parrot Pub. As per our research, there is no information as to what The Pig and Parrot Pub actually is, but we will keep you updated once we learn more.

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    How do you feel about these two closings? Were you customers at either? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.


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