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Hudson County Businesses Opening in the Second Half of 2022

by Stephanie Spear
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With its diverse population and proximity to NYC, Hudson County is a great place to build a business. In the second half of 2022, there are many local business owners making their visions come true in Hudson County by opening up new businesses. From entrepreneurs getting their ventures out of their heads and into a shop, to a food truck company going to a brick-and-mortar model, there are plenty of new businesses coming to Hoboken and Jersey City to be excited about. Read on to learn more about all of the exciting new businesses with plans to open in Hoboken and Jersey City in the second half of 2022.


Brix Haus | 1112 Washington Street

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Pastry Chef Tara Glick will launch her ice cream company, Brix Haus, in the old Giorgio’s space around September 1st. Tara says that what makes her ice cream special is its focus on premium, seasonal ingredients. There will be four to six core flavors and four to six seasonal flavors, making sure the menu always stays fresh. As for opening her business in an iconic Hoboken space, Tara said, “We’re replacing one really high-quality bakery with something of the same essence — it’s the next generation.”

Brooklyn Dumpling Shop | 514 Washington Street

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New York-based Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is anticipated to open in Hoboken later this year. This shop is known for making any and everything into a dumpling. The creative concept definitely works, as legions of fans love the unexpected combinations. All of the dumplings on the menu come in three per order and were inspired by classic diner dishes, including pastrami, Reuben, Philly cheesesteak, lamb “gyro,” turkey club, cheeseburger, chicken satay, peanut butter and jelly, chicken parm, pizza, and more.

Chip City | 113 Washington Street

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Chip City is a boutique cookie bakery that was founded in Astoria, Queens in 2017 and now has a dozen locations throughout New York. The Hoboken location will be the chain’s first New Jersey location. There are 18 core flavors plus other seasonal and specialty flavors that rotate on and off the menu, including limited-time flavors for holidays. The inspiration behind the shop was a competition between two friends to see who could make the best chocolate chip cookie reminiscent of their childhood. Hobokenites have been looking forward to this cookie shop’s opening since HG first reported on it in March 2021. No opening date has been announced, but job openings for the Hoboken location are online, which is hopefully an indication of a sooner-rather-than-later opening date.

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Dear Maud | 205 First Street

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The owners of popular Manhattan restaurant Jackdaw just opened their first New Jersey venture, Dear Maud, here in Hoboken. The owners are showcasing their Irish roots through the menu and drinks. The restaurant serves cocktails, craft beers, and small plates. Dinner is available on weeknights, and brunch is available on the weekends.

Glosslab | 534 Washington Street

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A waterless manicure is the signature offering of GLOSSLAB, a Manhattan-based nail salon. GLOSSLAB quickly became a favorite spot for celebs and civilians alike, with its iconic and colorful polish wall, waterless concept, and great service. GLOSSLAB founder Rachel Apfel told Hoboken Girl, “We have always been excited to bring GLOSSLAB to New Jersey and the vibrant Hoboken community there — it was a natural location for us to explore.” GLOSSLAB also offers memberships, allowing members access to unlimited services. This spot just opened up at the end of June. 

Hudson Golf | 16 Hudson Place

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Hudson Golf is operated by Hoboken locals Erin Pucciarelli and Hunter Waterman. They told The Hoboken Girl, “We are hoping to create a space that would allow golfers easy access to a golfing experience without having to sit in traffic or struggle to get tee times. Plus, this venue would be merging golf with a relaxing bar atmosphere to turn a day-time activity into a night scene.” In addition to virtual golfing simulators, lessons, and other golf-skill-focused events will be available for golfers of all levels. There will be a light food menu and a full bar available. The venue will have a lounge-like feel and plenty of TVs, making it an inviting stop for the after-work crowd.

Il Labortorio del gelato | 500 Washington Street

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Founder Jon Snyder is a man on a mission. Jon discovered gelato as a teen and has made it his passion to share delicious gelato made with premium ingredients with the world. Il Labortorio del Gelato offers over 300 flavors in several different flavor categories, including fruits, nuts, savory, and cheeses. The Hoboken location will be the company’s fourth location, and its first in Hudson County. It should be opening up super soon. 

Just Salad | 114 Washington Street

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This NYC-based salad chain is making its way across the Hudson to Hoboken. Just Salad offers dozens of salad combinations, both hot and cold, as well as wraps, smoothies, soups, juices, and other items. According to the company website, it is also committed to reducing its environmental impact. The company has a goal of sending nothing to landfills by the end of 2022.

Local Barre Social Club | The Monroe Center, 720 Monroe Street

Local Barre Social Club will be Hoboken’s first women-only social club. The idea behind this business is to be a place where local women can go for whatever they may need, no matter their age. A membership at Local Barre will feature unlimited barre and fitness classes, on-site nanny services, a workspace with private phone booths, an infrared sauna, wine bar, women’s empowerment events, and more. It’s expected to open up in September of this year.

Madewell | 202 Washington Street

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Clothing retailer Madewell will make its Hudson County debut in Hoboken, at 202 Washington Street. The spot Madewell will be taking over is about 5,000 square feet. Signage application for the storefront was brought up in the March 7th Hoboken Historic Preservation Board meeting, tipping off observers about the incoming shop.  No opening date has been announced, but a clue was revealed when in early June, hiring announcements for the location were posted online.

Madison Pizza Lab | 152 Newark Street

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Dave Carney, the owner of the Madison Bar and Grill, has been tantalizing Hobokenites with updates on his latest venture, Madison Pizza Lab. Dave says, “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.”

Dave continued, “Of course, 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, and three entrees. We will cook everything in the Marra Forni pizza oven, and the focus will be on the pizza.” There will also be house-made gelato available. Madison Pizza Lab is anticipated to open in late September or early October.

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ | 322 Washington Street

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While NYC-based Mighty Quinn’s BBQ has been ‘coming soon’ to Hoboken for several months now, a slew of recent job postings online are hopefully an indication of an upcoming opening date. Mighty Quinn’s is known for its classic BBQ dishes, including pork, ribs, chicken wings, brisket, and the renowned Brontosaurus rib. Patrons can order a single meat, a combo platter, and other entree options like sandwiches. Many of the meat items are gluten-free. The side options include classic Southern-cooking fare like baked beans, corn fritters, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, broccoli salad, Brussels sprouts, fries, coleslaw, and cornbread.

Nike Store | 222 Washington Street

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Athletic shoe and clothing brand NIKE will join the Mile Square’s retail offerings. It is taking over a 35,000 square foot space that previously had been a Baby Gap. Architects for Nike had submitted an ambitious plan to revamp the space to the Hoboken Historical Preservation Committee. The plans were approved and work has begun. While no opening date has been announced, a few recently posted job announcements online indicate that it may be soon.

Sprove Market | 333 River Street

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Sprove Market was first opened in Jersey City in 2017. It is expanding to Hoboken with this new location. Sprove Market is known for its grocery selection and prepared foods. At the Jersey City location, shoppers can find things including fresh produce, meats, pantry items, sushi, soups, deli items and more. The news is welcome for Hoboken residents, who are always on the lookout for more convenient grocery stores.

The Lola | 100 Sinatra Drive

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The Lola is a cocktail lab and eatery from the same team behind local favorite The Wicked Wolf. The focus of The Lola is brunch and craft cocktails, but it will also offer American-style lunch and dinner menus that will consist of small plates, sandwiches, entrees, and more. Owner Sean Sullivan told HG that in addition to great food and drinks, the space will be a destination itself. The plan is to have about 3-4 neon signs around the restaurant, according to Sean, and exposed brick inside of the restaurant — as well as some local imagery curated by local artists. “We’d love to have a local artist come in and potentially paint our logo on the exposed brick, or some other imagery we believe fits our theme well,” Sean told HG.

Toastique | 1450 Washington Street

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Toastique is a gourmet juice, toast, and smoothie cafe with roots in Washington DC. It was started by Brianna Keefe, a former D1 athlete who is passionate about food and nutrition. Toastique is known for its gourmet toasts, fresh smoothies, and acai bowls. Patrons can expect a menu with seasonal updates to reflect the best produce available. There is one other location in New Jersey, in Stone Harbor, making this location the cafe’s first Hudson County spot.

Jersey City

Angry Archie’s | 565 Palisade Avenue

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This popular seafood food truck will open the doors to its own brick and mortar shop, located at 565 Palisade Avenue. Angry Archie’s is a Jersey City based food truck run by cousins Michael Ponte and Chef Chris Curado. The signature dish is a jumbo lump crab cake. It also has fresh lobster rolls, crab poutine, and a chicken sandwich on the menu. There’s also lobster mac + cheese, truffle fries, potato salad, and more. The opening is anticipated to be in Fall 2022.

Babka Bailout – and Boomerang Bites | 476 Central Avenue

Two local women will combine their delectable offerings in a storefront in The Heights opening in late July. Babka Bailout, which is known for its sweet and savory babkas in inventive flavor combinations, was started by Michal Prevor in Spring 2020. Boomerang Bites was founded by Andrea Rivzi in 2018 as a way for her to share a popular treat, a bar-style cookie, from her native Australia. The two women were introduced by a mutual friend, and soon found that they were each at the point in their journeys with their businesses that they were looking for retail space. They teamed up to find the storefront which is opening in July at 476 Central Avenue.

Basile’s Pizza | 116 Newark Avenue

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Hoboken favorite Basile’s Pizza will expand to Jersey City later this year. The location at 116 Newark Avenue is in a prime spot for commuters picking up a slice on the way home from the nearby Grove Street PATH Station. Basile’s is known for its no-frills setting, putting out consistently high-quality pizza. Basile’s was also an early partner of the pizza delivery app Slice, resulting in a large portion of Basile’s business being delivery and takeout orders. One of the most popular items is the Grandma slice. Customers can choose from one of the pre-set menu options or make their own pizza with up to five toppings. Classic pizzeria-style appetizers like garlic knots round out the selection.

Bon Vivant | 295 Johnson Avenue

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Maya Hormis founded Bon Vivant in 2013 after leaving behind a career in the corporate world. She was inspired by listening to a speech given by Steve Jobs, and enrolled in culinary school. Maya completed her certification in Pastry and Decorative Arts at Le Cordon Bleu Institute. She went on to open Bon Vivant in the Upper East Side, specializing in making petit fours, which are small, artfully decorated cakes. That location shut down in 2020 and Maya is relocating the business to Jersey City. Patrons can expect the same beautiful treats made by Maya, house made cookies, Italian coffee and espresso, plus other treats. She focuses on premium ingredients and intricate decorations, and the end result is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.

Boots + Bones Barbeque | 116 Newark Avenue

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Chef Kenny Callaghan, from NYC’s Blue Smoke, is the kitchen captain behind the newest venture from the team behind other Newark Avenue spots The Ashford and Six26 Lounge. Few details are available, as the team only applied for its liquor license in early June. The location is in a desirable spot just a few steps away from the Grove Street PATH Station.

Bubbakoo’s Burritos | 896 Bergen Avenue

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Bubbakoo’s Burritos is a nationwide chain of burrito restaurants, but it is a Garden State product. The chain’s first location opened in Point Pleasant, NJ, in 2008. There are over 30 locations throughout New Jersey, but the soon-to-open Journal Square location will be the shop’s first in Hudson County. Patrons can expect to find a fast-casual setup with customizable options for the burritos, bowls, and other menu items. There are kids meals in addition to keto-friendly, vegetarian, and gluten-free menu items.

Club Pilates Jersey City | 171 Morgan Street

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This Club Pilates location is anticipated to open in September 2022. Club Pilates is a chain of Pilates studios that focuses on offering high-quality Pilates instruction to students at every skill level. Classes are taught in small groups and a variety of classes are offered, from equipment-focused classes using apparatus like the Reformer, to more inventive classes like the dance-inspired Cardio and TRX Suspension.

ELA Greek Kitchen  | 179 Newark Avenue

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The storefront at 179 Newark Avenue has been under wraps for months, and recently some beautiful floral arrangements around the entrance and fresh paint on the exterior have been spotted. The soon-to-open Greek restaurant comes from the same team as the one behind Buddy’s JC, a neighborhood favorite known for its specialty burgers and outrageous pancake creations. We’re told that the menu will focus on traditional Greek flavors made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. ELA Green Kitchen’s social media feed has been active, showcasing food items to come, including delicious-looking kebabs, dips, and platters.

Food Story Natural Market | 615 Pavonia Avenue

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Brooklyn-based natural market Food Story Natural Market will open in part of the JSquared development, located at 615 Pavonia Avenue. In an interview with Jersey Digs, owner Danny Young said, “We’re a boutique organic market that tries to carry whatever our customers need.” He continued, “We never really considered expanding to New Jersey, but when our broker brought us to Journal Square, we thought it was an outstanding location. It’s a thriving commercial and residential neighborhood and the Journal Squared building is very upscale.”

Kura Sushi | 525 Washington Boulevard


There are plenty of amazing sushi restaurants here in Hudson County, but none do it quite like Kura. Japanese chain Kura Sushi is known for its fresh food and its unique serving method: dishes are served on a conveyor belt that goes throughout the restaurant. Diners select from the moving assortment and pay per plate. The Jersey City location will have a two-level conveyor belt, a table-side ordering screen, and the chain’s signature Bikkura Pon Prize System, which rewards patrons for plates purchased. Kura Sushi offers fresh, natural, and healthy meals. Its menu staples are sushi, ramen, udon, salads, dessert, and more. This location will join the Fort Lee location as the chain’s two New Jersey spots.

Muteki Ramen | 100 York Street

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Muteki Ramen opened in Hoboken in 2020 and quickly became a neighborhood favorite. Now, the team will open its second location in downtown Jersey City, located at 100 York Street. Muteki serves several varieties of premium ramen, all with house-made broths, and many classic Japanese appetizers including dumplings, buns, and ​​okonomiyaki. There are even vegetarian broths available for the ramen. The anticipated opening is in Summer 2022.

No Forks Given | 115 Brunswick Avenue

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One of Hudson County’s most popular food trucks, No Forks Given, will open a brick and mortar location in Fall 2022. The truck has been in operation since 2017. Owner Wyatt Harte told HG “We’re excited to provide good comfort food with a twist and hope our community will continue to stand behind us.” The menu will be similar to what is served on the truck, which are gourmet handheld creations. Some popular items include Korean BBQ tacos, cheesesteak sandwiches, fried chicken served in a variety of ways, and loaded curly fries. Wyatt says the store will be a grab-and-go type place, and patrons will be able to place orders in advance.

Newport Centre | 30 W. Mall Drive

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Pizza Studio

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West Coast-based artisanal pizza chain Pizza Studio will make its New Jersey debut at the Newport Centre Mall. The restaurant offers pizzas, wings, and salads. The pizza menu has standard menu options plus a create-your-own option. The brand focuses on fresh and high-quality ingredients. For example, the crusts are “baked in rosemary, whole grains, flaxseed, firecracker spice, gluten-free, and traditional styles,” according to the restaurant’s website.

Kings of Kobe   

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Premium hot dogs, gourmet sandwiches, and freshly-made burgers are on the menu at the new Kings of Kobe spot, located in the Newport Centre Mall. Kings of Kobe is an NYC-based restaurant that also offers creative appetizers and a full bar, including slushie-style alcoholic beverages. While the news of the restaurant’s impending arrival came out this past spring, no opening date has yet to be announced.


Project Sculpt | 1st Street and Provost Street

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Project Sculpt, located at 319 Washington Street Floor 2, has been popular in Hoboken since its opening three years ago. With a focus on body transformations and sculpting the body you want, the gym features boxing, full body classes, core strengthening, one-on-one personal training, and more. Now, the fitness studio has announced that it will be expanding to Jersey City and is aiming to open up ASAP this summer. The new spot will be located on the corner of 1st and Provost in the first floor of the Public Storage building.


Sage Veterinary Clinic | 229 10th Street

Veterinarians Ashley Beard and Kira Purdon are the founders of Sage Veterinary Clinic, which is set to open in early September in Hamilton Park. The new animal clinic will provide a variety of services, including annual and preventative medicine, urgent and emergency pet care, preventative and advanced dentistry services, diagnostics, specialty surgeries, geriatric and hospice care, and travel certificates.

Satis Bistro — Expansion | 212 Washington Street

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Satis Bistro is a cozy European spot with a casually elegant vibe. Its next-door neighbor, John’s Pizzeria, located at 87 Sussex Street, closed earlier this year. Applications have been filed with the Jersey City Alcohol Control Board for Satis to take over the space. The first round of applications were filed in February 2022. Should the expansion plans move forward, it would greatly expand both indoor and outdoor seating areas at Satis.

Shake Shack | 95 Christopher Columbus Drive

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NYC-based hamburger chain Shake Shack will open its second Hudson County location later this year in Jersey City. The new location will join its sister location in Hoboken to be the chain’s 10th location in New Jersey. Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in 2001 and has since grown to expand its menu and has over 100 locations nationwide.


Sophie’s Nail Studio | 160 Morgan Street 

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A new nail salon will open later this summer in downtown Jersey City, offering residents an upscale experience. Sophie Nguyen is the co-owner of Sophie’s Nail Studio along with her husband, Trong Nyugen, another Jersey City business owner. In opening her own salon, Sophie is realizing a lifelong dream. Sophie’s Nail Salon is located at 160 Morgan Street in Jersey City, not far from the Grove Street PATH station.

Taco Bell | 75 Montgomery Street

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This location in downtown Jersey City will mark the taco chain’s third Jersey City location. The plans for the 1,400 square foot space were approved by the city in Fall 2021. The chain is known for its variations of quesadillas, burritos, nachos, and sweet treats. No opening date has been announced yet, but there are several job openings at this location listed on Taco Bell’s employment website, so hopefully we can Live Mas sometime soon.

Target | One Journal Square

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Another Target location will be added to the new development taking place at One Journal Square. The store’s arrival was announced by Jersey City Mayor Stephen Fulop on June 16th, following his June 15th announcement that the construction on the site would begin. The Target store will be a retail anchor in the development, which will include over 1,700 residential units, a transit hub, and an outdoor sculpture garden.

Torta Truck | 413A Central Avenue

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Torta Truck is a food truck specializing in tortas, a Mexican sandwich made on a soft bun and filled with deliciousness. There are two trucks, one that serves Union City and one that serves Jersey City. The team is opening its own shop, called the Torta Truck Torteria & Taqueria, located at 413A Central Avenue in The Heights. The anticipated opening date is sometime in July 2022. In addition to tortas, the menu includes birria tacos and empanadas.

The View at Lincoln Park | 670 West Side Avenue

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Hudson County, in partnership with Landmark Hospitality, broke ground on The View in spring 2022. The View is an events venue and restaurant in Lincoln Park. It is a three-story, 47 feet high building featuring two banquet halls, a public restaurant and a rooftop dining area. There will also be an outdoor patio and balconies on the second floor. While Hudson County Improvement Authority owns The View, Landmark Hospitality, which also owns Liberty House Restaurant, has reportedly signed a long-term lease to operate the new dining hall. The building is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2022, but a recent visit to the site shows a sign with an August 2022 completion date.

Whole Foods | Corner of Washington + Columbus

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It’s the perennial question for Jersey City residents: when is the Whole Foods opening? Our friends at Jersey City Upfront have been keeping track, and reported a few interesting updates for Summer 2022. In particular, Ward E Councilman James Solomon suggested that the store could open in the second half of 2022. Signage went up on the store earlier this year, and Whole Foods has leased two other spaces for corporate offices in Jersey City. The grocery space will be over 47,000 square feet and the two office space leases combined equal 95,000 square feet. The grocery store will have a seven-story parking garage once it is open.

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HG Hears….

We’ve heard some rumors and seen some things on social media, indicating activity at the following locations. Maybe you know what’s going on? Send us an email at hello@hobokengirl.com to share your knowledge.

124 Bay Street, Jersey City

This newly-completed building in the Powerhouse Arts District had already signed on retail tenants earlier in 2021, including NYC-based restaurant chain Tacombi, and a Chinese hot pot-style restaurant called Haidilao.  Haidilao has a location in Flushing, Queens and over 900 other locations worldwide. In May 2022, paperwork was filed with the Jersey City Alcohol Control Board for the Tacombi space. HG has reached out to Tacombi’s corporate offices for more information.

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