Olivia’s: A New Dining + Cocktails Spot Opens in Hoboken

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Garden Street in Hoboken has GreekTown, Mario’s, Moran’s, and now, another restaurant opening its doors Friday, April 30th at 1038 Garden Street. What used to be the location of the former Sasso’s Liquors and Delicatessen, is now an eatery called Olivia’s. Keep reading to learn all about Olivia’s, a new dining + cocktails spot coming to Hoboken.

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What We Know So Far

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Not much is known about Olivia’s but residents will find out the full all that it has to offer on Friday! The sign states dining and cocktails, so we’re looking forward to seeing just what kind of cocktails will be served at the new spot. The menu has also been kept well under wraps.

 

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Thanks to a sneak peek posted on the eatery’s Instagram account, it’s safe to see the design inside is stunning. It’s a mix of mid-century meets art deco meets boho. The chic touches and warm tones bring a luxury vibe to the space that is unarguably Instagrammable.

The History of the Space

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In the meantime, here’s what we know about the space itself. Sasso’s Liquors and Delicattesean has been around since the 1920s. The original owners of the store retired in 2008 and sold the store to Frank and Mark of Bagels on the Hudson. Years after switching ownership, Sasso’s — which was half liquor store, half deli where patrons could grab Boar’s Head cold cuts and Italian sandwiches to go — was busted by a police sting operation this past January.

The Hoboken Police Department’s Alcoholic Beverage Unit put on a citywide sting operation in January 2019, which resulted in 10 total liquor stores getting citations. The police department said at the time that prior to the undercover operation, authorities had received several complaints about liquor stores selling to minors.

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While Sasso’s was cited, citations were also written for Village Market, Cork Wine + Spirits, Blue Ribbon, Daniel Liquors, Ottomanellis, Hoboken Discount Liquors, Augie’s, Hoboken Vine, and Yash Liquors.

According to a 2016 article by The Digest Online, Michael Cipolla was the owner of Sasso’s, likely at the time of the 2019 citation. Aside from selling liquor, beer, and wine, Sasso’s was known for its locally-sourced food {if not from around here, Sasso’s ventured to Brooklyn or even Italy to procure the best of the best}, homemade meatballs made in the brick oven, pasta with pesto, and dessert options like Sasso’s Brownies.

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