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February 27, 2014

Planet Mac – New Restaurant Provides Many Varieties of Mac and Cheese for the Hoboken Palette

Planet Mac Hoboken Logo

Planet Mac just opened up about a week and a half ago at 219 Washington Street in Hoboken. The former site of the short-lived Joe’s Diner and before that the Japanese Restaurant Maru, Planet Mac is poised to be a comfort food haven for everyday eating as well as late night revelers with its numerous varierties of Mac and Cheese and even burgers. The menu consists of mainly Mac and Cheese (13 options plus make your own) in three celestially named sizes, Venus, Jupiter, Galaxy. There are also salads, soups, Mac Balls as well as a Mac and Cheese Cheesteak andPlanetary Burger specials to round out the menu.

TheBoken.com had a chance to speak to the owner and found out that they are a standalone business (not a franchise) and that they are excited to serve Hoboken with the vibrant city it is. This in spite of a negative article by a nefarious blog filled with a sense of self-importance and defined by its negativity (any guesses?).  Clearly anyone with a brain knows this establishment is not a by product of the low carb lifestyle (after all mac and cheese is predominantly pasta) but rather the comfort food trend that has its niche in NYC in recent years. For a modest upcharge both whole wheat pasta, for those watching glycmic indexes and gluten free for those with that type of allergy are available as well as traditional pasta.  

I for one found the food that I sampled and paid for to be of good to excellent quality and the Taco Mac to be quite flavorfull as a take home item. The restaurnat hours are Sunday – Thursday 11am-11pm and Friday and Saturday 11am-4am. The Friday and Saturday times are clearly aimed at the late night downtown crowd. They will be open just in time for Leprecaun this year.  I will be curious to see how much pasta they go through on Saturday March 1st. Delivery is available too by calling 201-752-6386 (1-201-PlanetMac). More pictures, commentary and menu below…..

Planet Mac Hoboken Interior Counter 2-26-2014

The counter for ordering with kitchen in back.

Planet Mac Taco Mac and Cheese

The Mac Taco – quite delicious!

Planet Mac Cheeseburger Balls

The Bacon Cheeseburger Mac Balls- Tasty as all hell but if I ate these everyday

I would need an electric mobility scooter to get around.

Planet Mac Hoboken Saturn Burger

The Saturn Special Hamburger – with fresh onion rings for a twist.

Planet Mac Hoboken Salad

And a fresh salad to balance things out.

And finally the first edition of their menu……

.Planet Mac Menu Hoboken Page 1 2-26-2014

Planet Mac Menu Hoboken Page 2 2-26-2014

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January 28, 2014

Update from the City of Hoboken on Superbowl Week

The latest from the City of Hoboken regarding Superbowl week….

SUPER BOWL WEEK INFORMATION FOR HOBOKEN

RESIDENTS AND VISITORS

Super Bowl 2014 in Hoboken

 The City of Hoboken will host the Hoboken Huddle at Pier A Park on the Hoboken waterfront the week of January 28 to February 2 leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. The Hoboken Huddle will feature a 12 foot tall illuminated sculpture of the Roman numerals “XLVIII” overlooking the Manhattan skyline. In partnership with the US Curling Association, the Hoboken Huddle will also feature 3 lanes of curling which will be free and open to the public each day from 10am to 10pm. Vendors will include Pizza Vita, Law Coffee, and the official Super Bowl XLVIII Fan Store which will be open daily at the gazebo at the end of Pier A from 10am to 10pm.

No streets will be closed in Hoboken. The only street closure in Jersey City is 6th Street from Washington Boulevard to Marin Boulevard.

The Hoboken Police Department will be enacting a zero tolerance policy on drinking alcoholic beverages in public, public intoxication, public urination, parking and traffic violations, unruly house parties, pop up parties, and unlicensed vendors. For those visiting the Hoboken Huddle on Pier A, all bags will be subject to inspection. Anyone who observes suspicious activity is asked to report it to the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100.

By Friday evening, the taxi stand will be temporarily relocated to the west side of Hudson Street between Observer Highway and Hudson Place.

An Emergency Operations Center will be open in City Hall from noon to midnight on Sunday, February 2. In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, the following No Parking regulations will be in place:

Effective immediately until Monday, February 3 at 2:00am

  • Sinatra Drive from 7th Street to 11th Street (east)
  • Sinatra Drive from 1st Street to 4th Street

From Friday, January 31 at 8:00pm until Monday, February 3 at 2:00am

  • 4th Street (south side) from Washington Street to Willow Avenue
  • River Street (both sides) from Hudson Place to 4th Street
  • Hudson Place (all)
  • Hudson Street (west side) Observer Highway to Newark Street
  • Hudson Street (both sides) 1st Street to 2nd Street

From Saturday, February 1 at 8:00am until Monday, February 3 at 2:00am

  • 1st Street (both sides) from Washington Street to Bloomfield Street
  • Newark Street (north side) from Washington Street to Bloomfield Street
  • Washington Street (west side) from Newark Street to 1st Street
  • Bloomfield Street (east side) from Newark Street to 1st Street

 

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October 11, 2013

Washington Street Shuffle – Poor Cat Designs Opens in Hoboken with Unique Jewelry Offerings

Poor Cat Designs Hoboken Jewelry

Poor Cat Designs is officially open in Hoboken and is ready to sell its unique jewelry to a broader market. Located at 716 Washington Street this jeweler has stores in New Jersey, New York and Florida. Hoboken is their latest location.

About Poor Cat Designs – from their website:

“Forged from equal parts creativity, craft, and curiosity, Poor Cat® is the subtle expression of both maker and symbol. Working in platinum, 24-karat and 18-karat yellow gold, 18-karat white gold, 18-karat pink gold, and sterling silver, Poor Cat’s collection captures the richness and innate energy of precious metals. The power of iconography lies in its subjectivity.

Symbols denote what we desire them to be. Anything and everything can be infused with meaning. Poor Cat finds its following in this belief. Having already captivated the devotion of rock stars, celebrities, teenage trendsetters, and prominent players in the design, architecture, and fashion world, Poor Cat is ready to inspire a larger audience. Where humility graces luxury, Poor Cat perches.”

Below is a sample from their Celestial collection. This jewelery seems to be finely crafted and unique and it already appears to have traction as well. The question remains will Hobokenite shoppers? That is always the question in Hoboken retail.  Let’s hope so since this is some cool stuff and the kind of stores I hope Hoboken shoppers are looking for more of.  Hoboken Girl (www.HobokenGirl.com) are you shopping here next?

Poor Cat Design Hoboken - Celestial Collection sample

Poor Cat Designs Hoboken

Store Type:  Jewelery
Address: 716 Washington Street Hoboken NJ, 07030
Phone: 201-850-1307
Website: http://poorcatdesigns.com/
Email:  info@poorcatdesigns.com
Toll Free Number: 1-855-POORCAT (1-855-766-7228)

Por Cat Designs Hoboken Jewelry

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September 26, 2013

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival Sunday September 29th 2013 11am to 6pm

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken proudly present the

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival

Sunday September 29, 2013 • 11am to 6pm

Admission is Free • Rain or shine Washington Street between

Observer Highway and 7th Street

Hoboken Arts and Music Festival Crowds

For information, contact Geri Fallo at 201-420-2207. Vendor applications are available. Email requests to: gfallo@hobokennj.org.

Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, non-profits, restaurants, food vendors, and much more.

3 Stages of live music featuring:

The Feelies: the legendary & influential rock band, reunited in 2008 with a highly successful series of concerts (including shows at Battery Park in NYC on July 4th of 2008 with Sonic Youth and at an REM Tribute concert at Carnegie Hall).  The classic Feelies lineup of Glenn Mercer, Bill Million, Dave Weckerman, Brenda Sauter, and Stanley Demeski performed their first shows since 1991.  Formed in Haledon NJ in 1976, The Feelies released 5 albums- including their critically acclaimed & influential debut Crazy Rhythms, which was voted #49 in the top 100 albums of the 1980s by Rolling Stone magazine and chosen by Spin Magazine as #49 of the best alternative records of all time. The twin-guitar attack of songwriters & founders Glenn Mercer and Bill Million is the infectious sound of the group. Paired with driving drums & percussion, it has left an indelible mark on the landscape of rock and roll.

Speed the Plough: is a multi-generational sextet celebrating their 30th year of making music, going back to their very first show, which was at Maxwell’s in Hoboken. Starting in their earlier incarnation as The Trypes, the group has always explored diverse instrumentation in a rock context, ranging from chamber pop to psychedic to folk rock. The group is marking the release of their career retrospective on Bar-None Records, “The Plough and The Stars.”

Davey & the Trainwreck: After meeting and hanging out in Hoboken for years, this group of old friends got together to play good, solid, and seemingly simple folk rock, reminiscent of Bob Dylan & the Band.  Lead by Hoboken Music Award winning song writer Dave Calamoneri, Davey & the Trainwreck’s motto: Good Music.  Good Friends.  Good Times.

Stuyvesant: Listeners familiar with the ‘90s Hoboken scene will remember singer/guitarist Ralph Malanga from the band Footstone and singer/guitarist Sean Adams and bassist Brian Musikoff from the Jersey City-based Friends, Romans, Countrymen. At the advent of the 2000s, these indie rock veterans teamed up with drummer Pete Martinez (proprietor of Hoboken’s Drum Den) as Stuyvesant, and picked up where they left off with their respective former groups, continuing the pursuit of perfect power riffage, rousing choruses, & impassioned vocals. Stuyvesant’s third full length effort, written & recorded in Hoboken, shall be released in early 2014!

Jack Skuller: 17 year old Jack Skuller is as inspired by the Everly Brothers as he is by the Black Keys. He has toured 12 major cities for RADIO DISNEY. He has performed live on FOX-TV’s Good Day New York and launched his career at 14 with a single on indie label BAR/NONE Records. Jack has appeared in Teen Vogue, New York Post, Time Out New York, J-14, Twist, New York Press and the Examiner.

The NERDS: high-energy stage show that combines rock & comedy, playing all your favorite hits.

Carolina Jug Stompers: Jugband gems, fiddle & mandolin rags, hokum & blues, ancient jazz, & original songs. The jug in the Carolina Jug Stompers is played by Hoboken legend Luke Faust, who’s played with Dave Van Ronk, the Holy Modal Rounders, and Insect Trust.  He’s joined by Ron Cole on fiddle, Randy Johnson on mandolin, and WB Reid on 6-string banjo. Randy Johnson has toured the US & England as a member of the New North Carolina Ramblers, as well as with Pete Peterson & Kellie Allen. Ron Cole has been the maven of hokum fiddle & obscure songs for decades, & most recently has been making music with the Piedmont Rhythm Aces in the Chapel Hill, NC area. WB Reid is the band’s west-coaster, fronting, with Suzy Thompson, the acclaimed Berkeley based 1920s party music band, The Todalo Shakers.

Gene D. Plumber: A Hoboken jewel, Gene plays a mix of standard styles, what he calls Tex-Mex-abilly.

The Deb Stein Authority: Hoboken resident & jazz flutist, Deb Stein brings together an impressive line-up of musicians performing Latin Jazz, Blues & Standards. Featuring Berklee School of Music graduates Alan Chaubert on piano & trumpet, Jim Savitt on guitar, Rob Rolling on bass & Andy O’Neill on drums.

The Fuzzy Lemons: Get ready to jump, wiggle, and shake with The Fuzzy Lemons, the juiciest family-friendly rock band on the scene!  With laugh-out-loud lyrics and memorable melodies, every song tells a story and every show is full of fun, inspiring kids of all ages to dance and sing along with music the whole family will love!

Preschool of Rock: was founded by Michael Napolitano, a longtime member of the Blue Man Group organization and former Music Specialist at the Blue Man Creativity Center in NYC. The school offers a unique music based curriculum for children and their families. Each Preschool of Rock class or show is a roof raising celebration.  Their use of original music, drum circles, guitars, dramatic play, puppets, movement and storytelling captivates audiences.

The Garden Street School Band: Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is owned by longtime local residents Dan and Annie McLoughlin.  Garden Street is the leading school for training in all aspects of the arts including dance, theater, music, and art.  There are classes for all ages, styles, & levels from the complete beginner to the aspiring professional. They start at age 1 through adults, & there is a class for everyone. Garden Street staff is comprised of the most talented artists in the country, from Broadway credits, Grammy nominations & more.

Performance Schedule

Observer Highway Stage

  • noon – Lonesome Prairie Dogs
  • 12:45pm -  Stuyvesant
  • 1:30pm – Jack Skuller
  • 2:15pm  -  Davey and the Trainwreck
  • 3:15pm  – Speed the Plough
  • 4:30pm- The Feelies

3rd Street Stage – children’s area

  • Noon – 12:30pm – Preschool of Rock
  • 12:50pm to 1:20pm – Garden Street School
  • 1:45pm to 2:15pm – Fuzzy Lemons
  • 2:35pm to 3:05pm – Garden Street School
  • 3:30pm to 4:00pm – Fuzzy Lemons
  • 4:30pm to 5:00pm – Preschool of Rock

6th Street Stage

  • 12:30pm - Brody
  • 1:00pm - Gene D. Plumber
  • 2:00pm  - The NERDS
  • 3:15pm - Carolina Jug Stompers
  • 4:00pm - Deb Stein & the Master Class
  • 5:00pm  - Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band

 

Special features include

  • Fine artists are located between 2nd & 3rd Sts. (both sides), 5th & 6th Sts. (North, East side), and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts between First & Newark Sts. (North, East side), so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more.
  • Crafters display / sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items.
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are greatly needed to help with vendor setup the morning of the event from 7:00am to 11:00am. Anyone interested in helping should contact Geri Fallo in the Cultural Affairs Office at 201-420-2207 or gfallo@hobokennj.org.

How to Get Here
Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. For details, visit: www.hobokennj.org/visit/how-to-get-here

Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street will be closed from 6am to 9pm. During this time, NJ TRANSIT Bus No. 22 (North Bergen-Union City-Hoboken), No. 89 (North Bergen-Hoboken) and No. 126 (Hoboken-New York) will operate on a detour. Customers traveling toward North Bergen and New York will board and alight along Bloomfield Street at customer’s request. Customers traveling toward Hoboken Terminal will board and alight along Willow Avenue at marked bus stop locations.

Sponsors
United Water, The Hoboken Reporter, Capital One Bank, Walgreens, PATH, Port Authority of NY & NJ

Food & Beverage Donated by: Anthony David’s, Lisa’s Deli, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Luca Brasi, Vito’s Italian Deli, Losurdo Brothers Deli/Tony’s Italian Bakery.

Supported in part by a grant from the Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism, www.visitnj.org

For more information call 201-420-2207 or email gfallo@hobokennj.org
For updates, visit: www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival

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August 27, 2013

Fleet Feet Hoboken Free Info Session on 5K Training Program Tonight 8/27/2013 at 7PM

Filed under: Hoboken,running,Washington Street — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 4:40 PM

Fleet Feet No Boundaries Hoboken 8-27-2013

There is a  free information session on this tonight at 7pm…..

Fleet Feet Hoboken

Launches Fall No Boundaries 5k Training Program

Nationally recognized beginner training program is designed for those new to running or walking

 Five kilometers (or 3.1 miles) is a seemingly insurmountable distance to those who have never participated in running or walking activities, but Fleet Feet Sports’ 2013 No Boundaries program will help participants cross that finish line in less than 10 weeks. Through motivation to keep participants moving, weekly group training runs and educational clinics, program participants will achieve their goals while feeling stronger and healthier than ever before.

Fleet Feet’s next No Boundaries Training Program begins with a Kick-Off Meeting on Tuesday, August 27th at 7pm. This Fall Program will run for 9 weeks and participants will train to complete the HoBOOken 5k on Saturday, October 26th.

“No Boundaries participants will learn about choosing the right running or walking gear, proper nutrition and avoiding injury,” said Shawn Marlovits owner of Fleet Feet Sports Hoboken. “These lessons, alongside basic walk/run training, are all key components to 5K success.”

No Boundaries, sponsored by New Balance, is a nationally recognized beginner 5K training program that goes beyond the training basics of time and distance. To learn more about the Fleet Feet Hoboken’s No Boundaries program and to register for the Fall program, stop by the store at 604 Washington Street, call (201) 533-1200, or visit http://www.fleetfeethoboken.com/training/no-boundaries-5k-fall-2013.

About Fleet Feet Sports

Fleet Feet Hoboken carries footwear, apparel and accessories for running, walking and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and levels. Knowledgeable staff members have the expertise to assist customers with fitness-related questions, and they will help every customer find the right “FIT” for their active lifestyle. In addition to being a community resource, Fleet Feet Sports functions as a gathering place for area runners and walkers through the offering of educational seminars, training programs and race information.

 

 

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August 22, 2013

Amanda’s Italian Wine Dinner September 9th 2013 at 7pm – Fantastico!

Amanda's Italian Wine Dinner Hoboken 9-9-2013

Amanda’s is having a 6 course Italian wine dinner with distinguished vineyards from Italy. The event is on September 9th and the seating is limited and costs $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. Amanda’s is located at908 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ. They can be reached at 201-798-0101 to make reservations or inquire more about this event. Go to www. amandasrestaurant.com for more information about their other special events and regular menus.

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Mills Tavern Open in Hoboken After Major Renovation

The former site of the Whiskey Bar is now Mills Tavern in Hoboken and will try to capitalize on the more upscale sports bar trend that has hit Hoboken by storm in the last few years. Joining Black Bear, Texas Arizona, 4 Ls, Wicked Wolf Tavern, McSwiggans, Village Pourhouse, and 1 Republik just to name a few recently added or renovated sports bars, Mills Tavern is in what should be an ideal location to capitalize on the foot traffic from weekend visitors and weekday commuters off the PATH alike.

Mills Tavern Hoboken exterior

Some residents may lament the absence of the live music that the Whiskey Bar brought to the stage Thursdays through Saturdays but the owners obviously thought it was time to renovate and keep up with the current up-scaling of Hoboken establishments. I spoke with owner David Jaycee and this is one of four establishments he is now at least part owner of. They include Black Bear Bar, Bahama Mama’s Arthur’s and now Mills Tavern. David graciously gave TheBoken.com a tour of the place. As part of the full building renovation the 2nd floor apartment that was there was eliminated and is now a 2nd floor bar area that even has some lounge space. The space is very large with ample TVs and selection of about 20 tap beers. There are three separate bars altogether and the theme is Americana throughout with salvaged signs and tables made from re-purposed wood.

Here are more photos below:

Mills Tavern Interior Bar

Mills Tavern Interior American Motif

Mills Tavern Dancing Sign

Mills Tavern Interior Table

Mills Tavern Hoboken fried pickles

They even have a limited bar menu that includes fried pickles shown above. The pickles were tasty and I also liked the angry burger which was well prepared but a bit on the smallish side. Overall, the price points for the bar menu are very reasonable as well as the drinks . Here is wishing this new Hoboken establishment the best of luck.

Update 8/27/2013: On a subsequent visit I tried their double burger and thought that was a good value. The freshly cut french fries are also flavorful and fresh.

Editor’s Note: TheBoken.com pays for its food and drink unless otherwise noted.

Mill Tavern Hoboken

Address: 125 Washington Street Hoboken,  NJ 07030

Website: http://www.millstavernhoboken.com/

 

 

 

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August 9, 2013

Rosticeria Da gigi brings “Real Simple Honest Food” to the Mile Square – For Real!

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken HDR 8-9-2013

Rosticera Da gigi located at 916 Washington Street in Hoboken recently opened their doors to give Mile Square residents on the go the option of real simple honest food at reasonable prices. They are open from 7am-10pm Monday through Friday and 8am-10pm Saturday and Sunday which gives Hobokenites the option for breakfast lunch and dinner. TheBoken.com sampled both the breakfast option as well as a lunch option today and came away impressed given the fact that they recently just opened.

For breakfast, not being a huge fan of eggs (personal choice)  I opted for 7 grain toast, sausage, and home fries to coat my drunken stomach. The home fries were very good and the sausage was a lot like kielbasa but a bit different. Abe Froman the “Sausage King of Chicago”  would likely approve in the world of Ferris Bueller but in real life the sausage was very good as well. For an ala-carte breakfast it certainly hit the spot. The coffee was also delicious and had a strong bold flavor without being bitter.

For lunch and dinner this eatery has a choice of cold cut sandwiches, paninis and even dipped sandwiches. However where TheBoken.com think this casual eatery will makes its mark is in the roasted meats prepared on the premises. Hankering for a slice of beef brisket several hours later I came back and had the beef brisket with two sides including broccoli rabe. The brisket is simply to die for. Slow cooking is the key to this tasty dish and the flavor and the tenderness of the meat which could easily be cut with a butter knife make this a worthwhile regular place. Several long time residents that I know have already visited this place over a dozen times and find the pot roast, roast chicken and other slow cooked roasts a reason to keep coming back. Newer residents of Hoboken will also likely be attracted to this place as well as you can get a balanced lunch or dinner for only $9.95 with a nice portion of meat and two sides. I am sure most people who can follow simple directions could pull off a halfway decent brisket but who has the time to do it right? This is where Rosticera Da gigi will likely establish a niche.

I spoke to Mark Bogdanos, one of the owners before this place opened up and he passionately described his culinary vision for this establishment with an enthusiasm that I have not seen in quite some time. It is great when passion actually connects with execution and one can only hope through word of mouth this place is in business for some time. Below are more photos of the eatery and food options.….

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

Interior – some indoor seating

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

The sides including sausages, rice balls and stuffed calamari, and quinoa

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

Prime Rib – primed to be a best seller

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

Slow cooking is the key to tasty beast! KISS – Keep it simple stupid!

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

Sample Breakfast Plate

Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken

Beef Brisket Platter – Potential last meal request

Rosticeria Da gigi

Address: 916 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201-710-5850

Menu: Rosticeria Da Gigi Hoboken Menu 8-9-2013

Hours: Monday -Friday 7am-10pm

Saturday and Sunday 8am-10pm

Editor’s Note: TheBoken.com pays full price for the meals it reviews unless otherwise noted.

 

 

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August 1, 2013

Rooster’s Men’s Grooming Opens in Hoboken at 610 Washington Street

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Here is the latest men’s grooming place to open up in Hoboken……

Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Opens in Hoboken

Community is invited to Grand Opening Celebration on August 14

Roosters Logo HobokenRoosters Men’s Grooming Center (MGC) has opened at 610 Washington Street in Hoboken.  Located in one of the city’s historic buildings, the store gives you the feeling of an old fashioned barbershop, combined with modern amenities and the latest in hair care services and products for men and boys.

“We are the only Roosters MGC in the country located in such an historic setting,” said Jonathan Shafer, the store’s owner.  “We look forward to becoming a destination place for families, singles and young people walking by to discover the type of services we offer.”

Roosters MGC’s customers are invited to relax in oversized leather barber chairs in seven semi-private barber stations.  Roosters’ custom services include precision haircuts and shaves with hot steam towels, deep cleansing facial massages, moisturizing lotions and top-of-the-line hair and skin care products for men.

Before opening the Hoboken store, Shafer shared that he conducted exhaustive research on a variety of franchises and spoke with at least 30 franchise owners.

Roosters MGC barber station Hoboken

“Roosters had a special appeal because of its focus on providing excellent customer service to a largely underserved population,” added Shafer, who recalled when he worked in Manhattan and joined a men’s grooming club for the services they offered. “Similar to Manhattan, we felt that Hoboken was the perfect location to open an upscale barbershop for men who wanted an experience above and beyond a basic haircut.  Roosters is that perfect combination of luxury and excellent service at a reasonable price for Hoboken’s discriminating residents.”

Roosters MGC has hired Tiffany LaFera as manager to lead the store’s team of experienced barbers.  Tiffany has worked in both barber shops and salons as a full service barber and men’s stylist, specializing in straight razor shaves and straight razor detailing among other services geared towards men.  In addition to Tiffany, Roosters MGC has brought on additional highly trained barbers and stylists to serve Hoboken’s residents.

The public is invited to attend Roosters MGC’s official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. The event will include refreshments, prize drawings, entertainment and demonstrations of Roosters MGC’s hair care services.

The new store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. To schedule an appointment or purchase a gift card, call 201-683-9970.  Walk-ins are always welcome.

Roosters MGC in Hoboken is one of nearly 60 stores of this fast growing national franchise.  The first Roosters MGC was opened in Lapeer, Michigan in 1999 by Master Barber and Founder Joe Grondin, who strives to give customers the best in men’s personal grooming services to ensure the experience brings you back.  Roosters MGC is part of the worldwide family of Regis companies. For more information, visit www.RoostersMGC.com.

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July 18, 2013

Hoboken Smoke Shop – Hookah Startup Kit for only $29.99

Hoboken Smoke Shop Grand Opening

The Hoboken Smoke Shop located at 614 Washington Street has been having their grand opening for a while now. They are now advertising a package deal which includes hoohak, charcoal and Tobacco for only $29.99. We will have to see how Hoboken’s head shop does in what is still a challenging retail landscape in Hoboken.

Hoboken Smoke Shop Hookah Special

Hoboken Smoke Shop

Address: 614 Washington St Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 683-7978
Website: http://nynjcigars.com

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