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New Businesses Opening in Hudson County in 2023

by Stephanie Spear
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The New Year is right around the corner and many local entrepreneurs are launching their businesses right here in Hudson County. Several new businesses including a coding academy, a sushi restaurant, a bubble tea shop, a boxing gym, and more have plans to open in 2023.  Read on to learn more about all of the exciting new businesses with plans to open in Hoboken and Jersey City in 2023.

Hoboken

Angelo’s Fish + Raw Bar | 626 Washington Street

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The owners of one of Hoboken’s favorite seafood and cocktail lounges, Stingray’s, have a new concept coming in 2023. Angelo’s Fish and Raw Bar, located at 626 Washington Street, will have both a fish market and raw bar for diners to enjoy fresh-caught delights on site. The storefront window of Angelo Seafood Market promises filets, whole fish, specialty seafood, muscles, clams, shrimp, crab, prepared foods, lobster rolls, + more. The market takes the place of what was once a UPS store, and will be the only fresh seafood market in Hoboken.

Avocado Sushi | 404 Washington Street

Avocado Sushi is described as casual dining with a relaxed atmosphere and an elaborate sushi bar, according to its website. The store originated in New York, with five locations in Staten Island — this will be its first New Jersey storefront. While there’s not much information available about Avocado Sushi just yet, we do know that it will be located at 404 Washington Street and be taking over the now-closed New Via Mode store, per TapInto. The store started to put up signage last week, and will sit between Bloom Spa and 404 Vape and Smoke Shop.

Brix Haus | 1112 Washington Street

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.” Tara said she looks forward to a Spring 2023 opening.

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. Neighbors should keep an eye out for January 2023 opening. 

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Hudson Golf | 16 Hudson Place

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. HG hears that this space will open in January 2023.

Nike Store | 222 Washington Street

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. The store plans to open in January 2023.

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.

Sushi by Bou | 225 River Street

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Hudson County residents have already come to know and love the omakase experience of dining at Sushi by Bou at its location inside Ani Ramen in Jersey City. Now, there will be another location in Hoboken. According to the Sushi by Bou website, its goal is to keep “changing the sushi scene across America. With an ever-growing list of locations, Sushi by Bou brings a high-end Omakase experience to the people in an intimate and speakeasy environment.” The brand has posted several announcements using the address of the W Hotel in Hoboken, according to Patch. The spot said that it would be coming “soon”, but no date has been announced.

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. The cafe plans to open in January 2023.

Yoga Renew | 12 Hudson Place Suite 201

Yoga Directors Patrick Franco + Kate Lombardo have collectively taught yoga in the Hoboken + NYC area for more than 25 years. Now, the yogi duo is venturing to open their own studio right here in The Mile Square. Yoga Renew will boast dome ceilings, heated floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows.  There will be a range of class levels (beginner, intermediate, etc.), as well as yin yoga, sound healing, and meditation classes. This new yoga spot will officially open to the public on January 2nd and plans to host its grand opening at its Hudson Place location on Saturday, January 7th. Classes are already available to reserve on the MindBody app.

Jersey City

Angry Archie’s | 565 Palisade Avenue

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 team has its eyes on a late December 2022 opening.  

Bon Vivant | 295 Johnson Avenue

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.

City Bagel & Deli | 301 Grove Street

A big banner draped over the front porch of a Victorian row home is the first clue that something interesting is happening inside. A new business called City Bagel and Deli is taking over the building.  The space is a historic two-story home that’s been around since the 1800s and has been used for a variety of different things. It “sports original wide-plank pine wood floors, several fireplaces, and a backyard patio,” according to Jersey Digs. The aforementioned sign on the building reads, “Great bagels and good coffee – the best way to meet people.”

Don’t Tell Liv | 138 Newark Avenue

A new bar is coming to Jersey City’s Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. Don’t Tell Liv will be on the second floor of 138 Newark Avenue, just steps away from the Grove Street PATH Station. It’s one of the first new businesses to come to this newly renovated area that has an emphasis on nightlife and walkability. Not much is known about what Don’t Tell Liv will be like, but according to Jersey Digs, the images shared by the restaurant’s designer give it a speakeasy feel. The images show cozy banquette seating with cocktail tables, and the designer calls the project an ‘upscale lounge’.

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.”

Metro Market  | 225 Grand Street

The owners Metro Market, located in the Cast Iron Lofts apartment building at 831 Jersey Avenue, are opening up another location near the Marin Boulevard Light Rail Station. The space is located on the ground floor of the 225 Grand apartment building. The store will sell groceries and household essentials and have a kitchen for hot food in addition to a coffee bar and smoothie selection.

No Forks Given | 115 Brunswick Avenue

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. The team plans a Winter 2023 opening.

Rumble Boxing | 124 Bay Street

Boxing enthusiasts will have another place to get a round in when Rumble Boxing opens up at 124 Bay Street. The team anticipates a summer 2023 opening for the space. Beginners and experienced boxers are welcome at Rumble, which offers HIIT, metabolic conditioning, and strength classes in addition to boxing. The 10-round, 45-minute fight is evenly divided between two styles of training. Half of the class is spent exploring the skills and drills of boxing, and the other half is spent on the transformative power of resistance training. The programmed intervals of work and recovery aim to kick the whole body into high gear. Metabolic conditioning is the no-frill combo of resistance and cardio moves that is said to put you and your metabolism to work.

Satis Bistro — Expansion | 212 Washington Street

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.

Target | One Journal Square

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.

Teazzi Tea | 153 Morgan Street

Teazzi Tea is a NY-based tea and bubble tea chain known for its seasonal flavors, creative toppings, and fruit teas. The location in Jersey City will be the brand’s first spot in New Jersey. The brand was founded by a group of Taiwanese friends in search of high-end teas who wanted to offer affordable but high-quality teas.  Patrons can customize their orders by flavoring, sweetness level, toppings, and other add-ons.

Tech Elevator | 525 Washington Boulevard

According to the company’s website, Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person and online education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce. The space will be a virtual campus where students can learn, network, study, and hang out. All instruction is virtual.  Co-founder and CEO Anthony Hughes told the Jersey City Times that choosing to put a location in Jersey City made sense.  “With a growing alumni network in Jersey City and New York City, opening a campus locally was an easy decision,” Anthony said. “We look forward to investing in the success we’ve already seen and elevating the untapped talent in the surrounding communities.”

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.

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? Signage went up on the store in 2022, 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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Late 2022 Openings:

Club Pilates Jersey City | 171 Morgan Street, Jersey City

The owner of the Jersey City location is Hoboken Mom Emese Horvath, who also owns the Hoboken and West New York Club Pilates locations. In addition to the instructors and front desk staff, the three locations are managed by Gregg Evans, the area manager; Zaidaly Nunez, the sales manager; and the lead instructor, Grace Park. The local pilates studio provides high-quality training in classes that are designed for any age and fitness level — plus, the won’t-break-the-bank affordable prices and boutique-like atmosphere both elevate the entire workout experience. Club Pilates provides nine different class types offered at four different levels, so it’s easy to find the class that fits your skill level and your schedule the best. There are classes offered for beginners all the way up to professionals – Level 1, Foundation; Level 1.5, Progression; Level 2, Evolution; and Level 2.5, Mastery.

Hoboken Clique | 1204 Washington Street, Hoboken

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Back in November, it was announced that a Mile Square favorite would be closing its doors — Hoboken Clique. This unique children’s store is known for its specialization in ‘tween’-wear, and first opened in November 2018. Now, a few weeks later, we got the news that the spot would not be closing anymore. Instead, Nicole Hamilton and Dara Warjanka are the new owners — two Mile Square moms who are focused on keeping Hoboken Clique true to its roots with some new additions.

Just Food for Dogs | 1125 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken

 

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Here at HG, we love our pets and want to give them the best in life. Hoboken neighbors, two-and four-legged, were thrilled when Just Food for Dogs opened in uptown Hoboken in Fall 2022. The brand was started by a pet parent who wanted to give his dog better food and through learning about the pet food industry, was inspired to start his own company in 2010. Now, Just Food for Dogs is a nationwide brand supported by veterinarians, nutritionists, and other animal healthcare providers to support healthy, delicious foods for dogs at all life stages and with different dietary needs.

Lido Boutique | 636 Washington Street, Hoboken

A true Hobokenite, Lido founder Lexi Pellegrini has lived in Hoboken almost all her life, until heading south to the nation’s capital to study public relations + communications at George Washington University. Now, graduated and back in her hometown, Lexi is using her degree to open an upscale boutique in Hoboken. According to its website, Lido aims to elevate the shopping experience from a mere transaction to something more meaningful and intimate. A self-described “curated edit for the modern woman,” Lido will offer a chic selection of women’s tops, pants, and dresses — among other things. Though many of these pieces can categorize as “basics,” Lexi described them to HG as “edgy” and “sophisticated” staples that can be worn for any occasion — bossing at work, full glamming on a night out, and anything in between.

Local Barre Social Club | 720 Monroe Street, C300, Hoboken

Local Barre Social Club is no longer just about taking a Barre class — it’s about combining overall health + wellness both mentally and physically into one convenient, high-class space. So if you’ve been looking for one place that “has it all”, this is it. Membership includes access to fitness classes at the barre studio in uptown Hoboken. With an overall focus on barre work, classes also combine cardio and stretching for a full-body workout. Core/Barre classes are offered daily with additional classes throughout the week. From the chandeliers to the hardwood floors and velvet accents, the sophisticated vibe in the new space makes you feel like you’re part of an exclusive club. Not to mention, the services are exhaustive, from fitness classes and blowouts to nanny services and Amazon returns — we’re not kidding when we say The Local Barre Social Club literally does it all.

HG Hears….

We’ve heard some rumors and seen some things on social media. 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.

Cannabis in Hudson County

Several of the newly-legal cannabis businesses that HG featured in 2022 are still working their way through the system. Many anticipate early 2023 openings.

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