• Jersey Mike’s Announces Hoboken Opening Date + More News You Missed

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    Happy Sunday, Hudson County! Get ready for the weekly roundup of all the most important local headlines from the week prior. First thing’s first, Artichoke Pizza finally announced a grand opening date for its new Mile Square location. In other local shop news, Hoboken Modern is moving locations and it looks like Jersey Mike’s will be opening in Hoboken sooner rather than later. Keep reading for all the latest local headlines!

    Hoboken Jersey Mike’s Will Open in the Next Few Weeks

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    Around this time last year, Hoboken Girl reported that Fran’s Italian Deli on 202 Hudson Street closed abruptly and would reopen as Jersey Mike’s Subs. Now, a year later, Jersey Mike’s has announced on its website that the tentative opening date for the new Mile Square location is July 24th, just a few weeks away.

    Artichoke Pizza Is Opening in August

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    After months of what felt like a bit of limbo for a lot of residents, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza has finally confirmed the opening date for its upcoming Hoboken location. Owner Prem Shanghvi told Daily Voice that Artichoke — located at 96 Hudson Street — is aiming to open during the first two weeks of August. Read more about the forthcoming Artichoke here.

    Jersey City Installs Protected Bike Lanes on Montgomery

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    It looks like protected bike lanes have been sectioned off on Montgomery between Marin and Greene in an attempt to encourage bicyclists. Prior to these lanes, Jersey City also installed two-way bike lanes over on Grove Street. These lanes also seek to give bicyclists proper protection from cars and promote road-sharing. Safety first, everyone.

    A New Colorful Mural is Coming to Jersey City

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    #AnotherOne. A new colorful mural has cropped up in Jersey City at Five Corners. Although the title of the mural + the artist behind it are TBD, the colors are certainly eye-catching right in the heart of JC. Some locals have noted online that the mural has a vibrant, 3D effect as if it’s popping out from the building itself. What are your thoughts on the city’s latest artwork? Let us know in the comments below!

    “Lights for Liberty” Vigil Seeks to End Detention Camps

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    Candles were provided to all those who attended the “Lights for Liberty” vigil that took place in Church Square Park on Willow Avenue last Friday. Council President Jen Giattino joined in on the vigil, which was conceived to raise awareness about and ultimately end human detention camps in the U.S.

    “The detention of immigrants, refugees, and families is an inhumane practice that strips individuals of their basic rights,” Giattino said in a statement. “Together, we as a city will take a stand for democracy and work toward putting an end to these intolerable conditions. I invite all of Hoboken to join us to show their support for those who are detained and suffering behind bars across our country.”

    American Legion Post 107 Celebrates Grand Opening

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    American Legion Post 107 celebrated its grand opening earlier this week with housing specially made for homeless veterans. The Post was deeply affected by Superstorm Sandy back in 2012 and now that it’s been rebuilt, the new legion includes six housing units for homeless veterans. The building has been elevated in order to protect it from flooding.

    “There is one word that should never be used with the word Veteran and that’s ‘homeless,'” said Commander John Carey. “Thank you to all of the elected officials, members of the American Legion, community members, and supportive businesses who helped us make this project a reality.”

    Commander Carey was joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, and members of the community at the grand opening.

    “As elected officials, we have a moral obligation to ensure the men and women who honorably defended our country at home and abroad have a place to sleep along with critical supportive services, and I’m proud to say Hoboken has stepped up to the task,” said Bhalla. “This historic grand opening is a perfect example of what can happen when all branches of government work together for a noble cause. Thank you to the dedicated members of Post 107, especially Commander Carey and Mark Villamar, who fought tirelessly until this project was complete.”

    From Pop-Up to Brick-and-Mortar: Loquito Tacos Is Now Open

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    Hoboken’s very first Lebanese-inspired taqueria just opened up and its name is Loquito. Loquito comes from humble origins — a pop-up shop inside of O’Bagel on Washington Street {from the same owners}. Now located at 217 Washington Street, Loquito took over the former home of Sauced and has been serving up Lebanese-style tacos + bowls all week {think pico paired with chicken shwarma}. For more on the newest taqueria in town {and the only Lebanese-inspired one}, check out our full post here.

    Taxi Cab Fares in Mile Square Increase to $8

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    New taxicab rates in Hoboken will go into effect as of July 15th, 2019 and will see fares increase to $8. A local Hoboken representative confirmed to Hoboken Girl through email that local taxi drivers actually made the request themselves and that City Council unanimously approved the request.

    “Taxi cabs continue to face increased competition from ride-sharing service not only in Hoboken but across our country,” Councilman Mike DeFucso said to Hoboken Girl via email. “An $8 in-town rate is comparable to pricing one would pay when taking Uber or Lyft and allows city taxi drivers to collect a comparable fare and make a livable wage.”

    This price hike includes an $8 flat rate off the street in Hoboken city limits; it used to be $6. It also includes $1.00 per additional passenger. There is also a $2 increase from $5 to $7 for riders entering at the PATH station cab line.

    Sign at Hoboken Modern Announces It’s Moving Locations

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    New signage in Hoboken Modern over at 159 14th Street suggests that the vintage and mid-century home shop is moving locations. Based on the sign, it seems like the store will be moving locations by July 15th and will be providing patrons with updates via their social media channels. Regardless, locals can {hopefully} still expect vintage, unique finds from Hoboken Modern.

    Got a news tip? Let us know — email us at hello@hobokengirl.com!


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    Steph Osmanski is a freelance writer who specializes in sustainability and health and wellness content. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton.


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