Washington Street Shuffle – Ralph’s Italian Ices Kaput?
Ralph’s Italian Ices locate at the Northeast corner of 8th Street and Washington Street in Hoboken appears to have left that location. A real estate agency sign (Empire) is shown below indicates that the location is for rent. That is a shame since the owner invested a lot of money putting in refrigerators and equipment but perhaps the foot traffic wasn’t there consistently enough. The product and price were good and the staff and ownership were friendly but operational costs have to be covered by a certain amount of steady business. Perhaps global warming didn’t happen fast enough. It is possible that another mini-chain store like Baby Gap or something else will have the financial wherewithal to give it a shot.