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New Businesses Opening in Hoboken + Jersey City in 2024

by Rosaria LoPresti
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As the new year often calls for new beginnings, there are some businesses already embarking on a new chapter in Hoboken and Jersey City. Hoboken and Jersey City streets are set to welcome a wave of new businesses, including eateries, boutiques, fitness studios, wellness spas, and more. Among the upcoming openings are 2nd Street USA, Maroon’s Creamery, BYRD, Blue Violets, Glowbar, and many more. To get you up to speed, we’ve rounded up a list of all the upcoming businesses in Hoboken and Jersey City this year. Read on to learn more about all of the exciting new businesses to look out for in 2024.

This is a growing list. If you know of another business opening in Hoboken or Jersey City in 2024, please email hello@hobokengirl.com.

Hoboken

2nd Street USA | 200 Washington Street

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2nd Street USA is a popular American/Japanese second-hand clothing and lifestyle brand that is coming to the Mile Square. The brand is setting up shop at 200 Washington Street, which coincidentally is at the intersection with 2nd Street in Hoboken. The shop features a vast selection of styles, from streetwear to vintage, and Japanese designer and luxury accessories. This will be 2nd Street USA’s second New Jersey location with the first being on Montclair’s Park Street.

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Angelo Seafood Market | 626 Washington Street

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A new fish market + raw bar called Angelo Seafood Market will open at 626 Washington Street. The new market is brought to the Mile Square by the owners of Stingray Lounge, a local uptown favorite for their cocktails and raw bar. The former storefront window of Angelo Seafood Market promised filets, whole fish, specialty seafood, mussels, clams, shrimp, crab, prepared foods, lobster rolls, a raw bar, + more. Located in a spot that was previously a UPS store, Angelo Seafood Market will soon be delivering fishy favorites to Hoboken.

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Blue Violets | 628 Washington Street

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Blue Violets, a dispensary led by Lauren Chang Thompson and Max Thompson, is preparing to open in Hoboken at 628 Washington Street. Positioned as Hoboken’s sole micro dispensary, Blue Violets emphasizes a personalized and welcoming experience within its petite 850-square-foot space, focusing on a ‘thoughtful cannabis experience.’ The business has faced legal hurdles from a citizen advocacy group and later secured state and local approvals and is nearing readiness for opening. The store’s emphasis on a scientific approach to cannabis, curated offerings, and a community host agreement signals intent to open this year, promising a sophisticated and educational cannabis experience for customers.

BYRD | 800 Jackson Street

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The team behind Millburn’s Common Lot restaurant announced plans to open a new venture in Hoboken. The new restaurant, BYRD, will be located at 800 Jackson Street and will open in the first quarter of this year — breathing new life into a space that has had several restaurants in its locale over the last decade. The menu will embody a relaxed and global dining experience and feature influences from Common Lot’s menu but with new choices of burgers, steaks, and pasta dishes, including a kids’ menu and a liquor license.

Cafe Cartel | 1100 Adams Street

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A new coffee shop, Cafe Cartel, will arrive in town at 1100 Adams Street. This new cafe will serve “curated Colombian coffee” and light cafe bites such as empanadas. The menu will feature a variety of coffees using Medellin beans and will have food selections like cookies, bakery items, empanadas, and more. Cafe Cartel was originally planned for a November 2023 opening, but plans have changed, and now the coffee shop will open this year.

Dumbo Market | 1425 Washington Street

Brooklyn-based supermarket, Dumbo Market, is expanding to Hoboken with construction underway at 1425 Washington Street. This will be Dumbo Maker’s first New Jersey location, filling the space that has been vacant for five years. The market is known for its organic and specialty items of fresh fish, meat, and hot food departments.

Glowbar | 612 Washington Street

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When it comes to getting your skincare fix, options are limitless here in the Mile Square. Recently, Hoboken has been having a beauty moment from new salons like BOND to laser treatment removal spots like LaserAway. 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 at 612 Washington Street. Glowbar is an East Coast-based skin-care chain, with multiple locations in New York and one location in Connecticut.

Hey Yogurt | 90 Hudson Street

 

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Hey Yogurt bills itself as a “health-conscious” Japanese-inspired dessert shop with various drinkable yogurts and other sweets like Japanese-style cheesecakes and creampuffs. Originally located in Fort Lee, The Hoboken storefront is slated to open in March at 90 Hudson Street, right near the Hoboken terminal. The space was formerly a medical office.

Hoboken ThriftBox |  522 Jefferson Street

Hoboken ThriftBox is a new thrift store coming to 522 Jefferson Street later this month. Owned by Doris Cortes, the thrift shop aims to reinvigorate the dormant traditional thrift store experience through affordability, sustainability, convenience, and keeping up with trends. The shop will offer a mix of name-brand and vintage clothing at wallet-friendly prices for women, men, children, books, pets, and homes.

Kong Dog | 502 Washington Street

This past summer, Kong Dog made its way to Newport Centre, located at 30 Mall Drive in Jersey City, and will now be opening up shop in the former Zero Otto Uno location at 502 Washington Street in Hoboken. Kong Dog is a TikTok-famous Korean-style corndog joint. The corndogs are made to order and can be savory or sweet by first choosing a base corndog — think churro, ramen, or hot-Cheetos crusted, filling it with mozzarella, beef, chicken sausage, or plant-based sausage, and then deep frying it. The menu also includes a variety of bubble teas, iced lattes, and other drinks.

Nuts Factory | 408 Washington Street

 

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Coming soon to Hoboken, Nuts Factory will occupy 408 Washington Street. This retail store is based in the Tri-State area and sells freshly roasted + candied nuts, gummies, and dried fruits, among other sweet and savory snacks. The team hopes to return the nostalgic feeling of open-style, old-fashioned market-style stores selling a large selection of nuts, dried fruits, spices, candies, olives, chocolates, coffee + tea, legumes, and others in bulk.

The Biscuit Babe | 918 Willow Avenue

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After 17 years, D’s Soul Full Cafe announced its closure in May at 918 Willow Avenue in Hoboken. ‘The Biscuit Babe’ is the new exterior signage up on Willow in its place. Although specific details regarding the menu and opening date are limited, the name alone conjures visions of warm buttery biscuits and Southern-inspired fare. The restaurant’s Instagram photos focus on serving breakfast, brunch, and biscuits.

The Constantine + Malibu Diner | 257 14th Street

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Hoboken’s beloved Malibu Diner located at 257 14th Street was an unofficial welcome mat on the north side of town for decades of visitors since its opening in 1941. It closed on December 31st, 2021, with promises to come back in the same spot in a new format. Plans emerged in 2019 for a redevelopment property called The Constantine, featuring 23 residential units atop a ground-floor commercial space, potentially housing Malibu 2.0. The Babalis family, owners of Malibu, endorsed the plans, opting for the building’s demolition to meet modern construction standards. The site, marketed as luxury apartments with a rooftop deck and parking, is set to open in 2024, potentially signaling the anticipated return of the beloved diner.

Jersey City

87 Sussex | 212 Washington Street

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In early 2022, it was announced that John’s Pizza in downtown Jersey City, located at 87 Sussex Street, had closed its doors. In early March of that same year, we reported that Satis Bistro, a fellow Jersey City restaurant located at 212 Washington Street that has also been operating for a decade, would be expanding into the John’s Pizzeria storefront. We now know that the new spot will be called 87 Sussex — and it will be opening at the end of January. As per its Instagram, the restaurant’s concept will also be revealed later this month.

Bread Stone Cafe | 301 Grove Street

Bread Stone Cafe will be moving into the former City Bagel space at 301 Grove Street in Jersey City. The new spot will be a farm-to-table restaurant. While there is very little information about Bread Stone Cafe, its Instagram hints at fresh smoked meats, fresh bread, and a lemon herb chicken dish featured on its upcoming menu.

Cheech Bagels | 176 Erie Street

A new bagel shop is opening in downtown Jersey City to fill the bagel void. Cheech’s Bagels will be opening within the next four to six months from Jersey City locals and lifelong friends, Gianluca Fernicola and John Ballan.

Glo Yoga | 132 Yale Avenue

 

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Glo Yoga is a new yoga studio opening on February 27th in Jersey City. It will provide a welcoming and inclusive community that supports individuals on their journey toward greater health and happiness regardless of experience level. Classes include GloPower, GloFlow, GloSculpt, and GloGentle. Glo Yoga welcomes all to deepen their inner peace through the transformative practice of yoga.

La Brujeria | 200 Summit Avenue

La Brujeria, a Mexican take-out spot located at 590 Grand Street, will close its downtown location in January and move to a new space in Jersey City, just a half-mile away. The menu features authentic Mexican food including birria, barbacoa, pozole, pipian verde, tacos de chicharron, lengua (tongue), and cochinita pibil. A source at the restaurant told us that the new location will be at 200 Summit Avenue, a half-mile away from its current location. The space is the former home to Paparazzi Pizzeria, later Paparazzi Italiano, which opened in 2011 and was known for its stone-fired pizza.

Naya Restaurant | 15 Exchange Place

 

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A Mediterranean restaurant, Naya Restaurant, is opening at 15 Exchange Place in Jersey City. The restaurant will take over the former Potbelly. Naya Restaurant is a fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant chain with locations in NYC. This will be Naya Restaurant’s first New Jersey location.

Snap Fitness | 139 Brunswick Street

Snap Fitness celebrated its grand opening in Jersey City on January 1st, 2024. This gym provides 24/7 access, personal training, and a variety of equipment. Its mission is to help people create positive lifestyle habits that make them feel fantastic. Snap Fitness offers amenities designed to enhance the workout experience including body scanners, private showers, infrared saunas, lockers, and more. This gym provides an open, inclusive, empathetic, and supportive fitness experience to every member at every level.

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The Hive | Hamilton Park

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Hamilton Park will soon be abuzz with something new: Hoboken favorite The Hive will open a Jersey City location this Spring. The Hive, located at 1000 Park Avenue in Hoboken, is known for its creative coffee drinks, cinnamon rolls, and kid-friendly play space.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Shop | 347 Grove Street

The well-known ice cream chain, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Shop, is coming to 347 Grove Street this spring. The ice cream shop is taking over the empty spot which was once home to the Borinquen Laundromat. Van Leeuwen is known for its unique creamy flavors like peanut butter brownie honeycomb and berry buttermilk cornbread, as well as vegan ice cream flavors like cookies and cream caramel swirl and vegan strawberry shortcake. This will be the popular ice cream chain’s second New Jersey location, with the first being in the American Dream Mall in Rutherford.

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