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Washington Street Shuffle – Maxwell’s in Hoboken to Re-open?

Maxwells to Reopen in Hoboken - Buzz on the Street

Photo by Jean-Paul Picard Hoboken Photograher and Instructor

Maxwell’s, the recently closed music night spot that had served Hoboken for a 35 year stretch seems to have come back from the grave at least potentially. There were signs put up at MAxwell’s over the Labor Day Weekend that have state the bar/restaurant/music venue is looking for experienced servers and bartenders.  People interested can apply in person or email resumes to MaxwellsHoboken@gmail.com.

For those at a loss since the institution located at the corner of 11th and Washington Streets closed, there is indeed hope it will re-open. Perhaps they just needed to get rid of one of their partners Todd Abramson who was quoted on NJ.com stating:

“The culture in Hoboken is driven by TV now. A lot of the bars downtown are fighting with each other for who has the most giant TVs. That’s what Hoboken nightlife has become.”

Well that is the opinion of one of the former partners but it looks look whoever is remaining is looking at another go.  For those music fans who loved Maxwell’s I offer these parting words….  in the immortal expressions of Jessie Jackson: “Keep Hope Alive!”

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  1. Abramson's booking talent & input is a lot of what made Maxwell's the place that, as you note, so many people loved. If it reopens it will probably be a much different place, even if it retains the same name.

    For all we know, the club's other owners may have had the same opinion as Abramson re: the changing nightlife in town.

    For that matter, do we even know that Maxwell's is still owned by the same people as it was when it closed in July?

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    Comment by D.S. — September 3, 2013 @ 11:26 AM

  2. D.S. It is the same team as before, sans Todd. Maxwells was very successful in part because it was an alternative to the TV sports bar thing that is all too common in Hoboken. Shuttering Maxwells when it was successful was foolish. If Todd needs a break, it shouldn;t end it foe everyone. Any night there were plenty of people who went for food and conversation, and skipped the back room. Todd made the mistake thinking "he was Maxwell's" and it would end with him. Not a lot of partnership displayed, just a ton of ego. Life goes on without all of us, even Todd A.

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    Comment by EEB — November 5, 2013 @ 4:46 PM

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