Mario’s Classic Pizza at 8th and Garden Street was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. They had 5 feet of flooding in their basement, lost inventory, business outage and electrical, plumbing repairs before they re-opened the day before Thanksgiving. Despite the setback this local family run restaurant has not lost the holiday spirit as evident in the holiday décor. Shop local and eat that way when you can. Our local businesses need our support in Hoboken. Happy Holidays to Mario, his family and employees.
From the City of Hoboken on the need to support our local businesses in the Mile Square…..
HOBOKEN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
97% of Food Establishments Have Re-Opened
Hoboken’s businesses are overcoming the effects of Hurricane Sandy and re-opening their doors. As of today, 97% of Hoboken’s 433 retail food establishments have re-opened and passed inspection by the Hoboken Health Department.
“Now more than ever, we encourage everyone to shop local and visit Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Everything that makes Hoboken great – our restaurants, unique shops, and parks – are open and ready to enjoy. This holiday season, come out and support Hoboken and the businesses that help make it thrive.”
“This weekend is Small Business Saturday, but shopping local must not begin and end there,” said Gregory Dell’Aquila, President of the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce. “Many of the impacted local businesses re-opened quickly and are determined to recover, but they need your support by keeping it local. Shop, dine, stay and play in Hoboken.”
The City’s cleanup efforts are also continuing. For the second weekend, the City is calling for volunteers to participate in a citywide cleanup on Saturday, November 24 from 10am to 4pm. Residents of Southwest Hoboken are asked to abide by the posted “Temporary No Parking” signs so that crews and volunteers can clean the streets. Residents can RSVP to participate via the Facebook event listing: www.facebook.com/events/450600574998314 or volunteers can go to City Hall any time between 10am and 4pm.
“It’s been a very difficult time for our community, and I thank everyone for their support,” added Mayor Zimmer. “I wish everyone a happy, safe, and enjoyable Thanksgiving.”