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Word on the {Washington}: Halifax Opening; JC Brewery Winner; Rummage and Ruffage; And Other Hoboken News

by Kate Lombardo
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Happy Sunday Hoboken! It’s been a busy couple of weeks in town and we’ve got it all here for you in one spot. Grab your morning coffee and get caught up on the news around the mile-square in our latest edition of The Word on the {Washington} Street- your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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Halifax Opens in Hoboken

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The W Hoboken’s new restaurant officially opens to the public on Monday, May 23rd. Halifax will replace Zylo inside the hotel located on 3rd and Sinatra. For the past few months, Zylo has been operating out of The Living Room at the W while the restaurant space underwent renovations in preparation for Halifax’s opening. The new restaurant is a collaboration between Executive Chef Seadon Shouse and owner Michael Barry and places focus on sustainability by featuring underutilized fish and locally-sourced meat, produce, and dairy. The new menu looks delishhh and we love that another new and updated spot will be joining Del Frisco’s, House of ‘Que, The Ainsworth, and Blue Eyes in what’s really turning out to be a waterfront restaurant row in Hoboken.

Propeller Festival Success 


On Friday, May 20th the first Propeller Festival came to Hoboken celebrating innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. The weather was absolutely beautiful as more that 7,000 people gathered on Pier A to listen to and incredible line of speakers and visit the tents of exciting start-ups and established companies alike. The festival received accolades across social media, with some calling it the “South by Southwest of NY Metro”The Instagram hashtag #propellerfest filled up with photos of the skyline, Hoboken, and selfies with entrepreneurs like Gary Vaynerchuk. The conference also featured food trucks, cornhole, and lounge chairs for people to relax on the pier throughout the day. The evening ended with a musical performance from The Naked and Famous. We’re so happy to see a festival celebrating the though-leadership community. Congrats to creator and Hoboken-local Aaron Price on an amazing event!

Pinot’s Palette Honors Hoboken Franchise Owner


We were so happy to hear the news of Hoboken’s Jennifer DiPietro being honored at the Pinot’s Palette Annual Retreat in Galveston, Texas. DiPietro received the Smooth Strokes Award for implementing the smoothest studio open of 2015, rising about the 32 other locations that opened last year. The Hoboken paint-and-sip studio is the first location in the country that is not on the ground floor. We were able to celebrate with Jenn back when she first opened and totally agree that it was a wonderful opening. Congrats Jenn and the Pinot’s Palette team!


Luxe Face and Body For Sale


If you’ve ever dreamed about running your own business, we’ve got great news for you! Luxe Face and Body, the eco-friendy beauty boutique located at 158 First Street, is up for sale.  The boutique originally opened in 2007 and has been a favorite shop in town. The current owner recently had a baby and is looking to pass the business on to another eager owner.  Anyone interested should contact Jahnalyn at [email protected]

A Night Out with the Jubilee Center


On Thursday, June 2nd The Jubilee Center will host a fundraiser to benefit their Children’s Summer Camp Program. The event will take place at The Ale House, located at 10234 Willow Ave. The fundraiser will feature drink specials, life entertainment, raffle prizes, and complimentary hors d’ouvres with all proceeds going to support the camp. The tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. Enjoy a great night with family and friends to support a good cause.

JC Brewery Wins at World Beer Cup


On Friday, May 6th the Jersey City based Departed Soles Brewing Company received a Bronze Medal at the 2016 World Beer Cup held in Philadelphia.  The brewery won for “A Dark Night”, which is one of the it’s two craft beers brewed 100% gluten-free. Departed Soles opened in October 2015 and also brews non-gluten-free styles as well. The brewery is located at 150 Bay Street and is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for public visits, tours, and sampling. Check their Facebook page for an updated list of hours of operation.


Greek Town Opens in Hoboken


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Greek Town has officially opened at 86 Garden Street in Hoboken. The new restaurant fills the space where Legal Beans used to be. We haven’t had the chance to try it yet, but got the info from a neighbor who reached out to tell us how great it was {thanks Jessica!}, so we figured we’d spread the word. There isn’t too much information available yet online, but all reviews {minus one} on Yelp! have been great. Have you been? Can’t wait to try!

Rummage and Ruffage to Continue Its Mission

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The Rummage and Ruffage Midtown Farmer’s Market started last year in an effort to raise money for the restoration of the Church of the Holy Innocents, located at 524 Willow. They’re continuing their mission this year with farmer’s markets every Saturday beginning June 4th. They put a different twist on the typical market, also offering the “rummage” opportunity for people to purchase tables and sell used goods flea market-style. The market also offers $10 yoga classes on the lawn every morning at 8AM. We are so excited for Farmer’s Market-season in Hoboken!

Artist Featured at Garden Street Lofts


Every four months, the Gallery at Garden Street Lofts  features art in an effort to support local artists and create community events. Each new show has an opening reception where residents are invited to join in celebrating the new artist with food and drinks sponsored by Dino & Harry’s and CORK On June 7th, the Gallery will feature the work of artist Jodie Fink who has been a Hoboken resident since 1983. She opened her first studio in the Neumann Leather Building before going back to school and opening a private practice as a psychotherapist on Washington Street while raising her family. She continued to make art and recently moved her studio back to the Neumann Leather Building. All of her art is made from recycled materials found in Hoboken. Be sure to stop by the Gallery {located at 1425 Garden Street} to see her work.


Hudson Place Realty Opens 2nd Location

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Hudson Place Realty will be opening a second location at 150 14th Street in early June.  The downtown office, located at 132 Washington Street has been the home of the company, establish 37 years ago. The realty office prides themselves on have a client centric philosophy with local agents whom make themselves part of the community.   The new office will have a fresh feel and incorporate sleek, urban design and cutting edge technology. For more information call 201.420.7393.


Amazon Brings 2,000 New Jobs to NJ


Amazon recently announced plans to open two new facilities in NJ, which will bring another 2,000 jobs to our state. Amazon’s current NJ facilities employee roughly 5,500 people. The company is seeking to meet the growing demand for Amazon Prime fast delivery services. Same-day delivery on certain orders has been available in Hoboken for some time, but these new facilities will no make it available in Central Jersey as well.

Jersey City Passes Noise Ordinance

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According to a recent article on Fios1 News, Jersey City has passed a noise ordinance that prohibits music from playing loudly after 10:00PM. The new law was passed unanimously by the Jersey City Council and defines loud as being heard from more than 25 feet away. The ordinance comes after city officials received numerous noise complaints about music coming from bars and restaurants as well as construction noise in the area.

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And that’s the latest Word on Wash! 

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