Thursday, November 15, 2012
Many businesses are still closed in town, while business owners struggle to open their doors for holiday shopping.
Power has been switched on and some normalcy has returned since Sandy hit, but many business owners in Hoboken are still struggling. While some businesses are simply closing or moving, others are fighting hard to stay in Hoboken. And the only way to do that, said restaurant owner Eugene Flinn, is to spend money at home. "The biggest stimulus for us," said Flinn, the owner of Amanda's and Elysian Cafe, "is ourselves." Flinn, as well as about 150 other business owners, attended a meeting hosted by the city, FEMA and the Small Business Adminitration on Wednesday night at Hoboken High School. FEMA and SBA were there and are offering loans for businesses to get back on their feet. But borrowing more money is a daunting proposition for many …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Over 55 local stores are participating in the city-wide business promotion. Did we miss a good one? Add it in the comments.
With the second annual Shop Hoboken promotion running this Saturday and Sunday, several local stores are offering special deals. Here are just a few of the discounts and other fun things some of those stores are doing. There you have it, just some of the best deals in town this weekend for Shop Hoboken. To see more deals, plus the entire list of participating stores, visit the Shop Hoboken page on the city website.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
In an effort to stimulate the local economy.
The city of Hoboken is urging all residents to shop local. For the second year in a row, "Shop Hoboken" is coming to town; a day of local deals and a way to help your local Mom and Pop shops. Local business owners gathered on Thursday morning at Anastasia's on Garden and Newark Streets. "It's so important," Mayor Dawn Zimmer said. Local businesses are always willing to help out at various charities around town. "It's time," Zimmer said, "to make sure that Hoboken residents give back." Karen Nason started her plant store—Hoboken Hothouse—a year ago on Washington and Second Streets after being based on Manhattan for nearly 20 years. "I was the last plant lady left," she said. In the course of the 20 years she rented a store front on Sixth …