WORD Bookstore Moves to Hamilton Park

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 | Hamilton Square, Shopping | 1,790 views | Permalink |

Jersey City’s WORD Bookstore relocated from Newark Avenue to Hamilton Square.

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Long Fabled Whole Foods Finally Spotted

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Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 | Shopping | 2,100 views | Permalink |

the whole foods in Jersey City

For close to two decades, downtown residents have been dreaming of a Whole Foods market.

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Jersey City’s Holiday Market Guide 2021

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Monday, November 29th, 2021 | Shopping | 1,974 views | Permalink |

Christmas Gingerbread house

Holiday markets are here for all your local gift buying. Find a personal and unique gift at a local market and avoid the crowds of the mall or the stress of waiting for a package delivery.

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Sensory Kids Childcare Megaplex Replaces Store

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 | Newark Ave, Shopping | 1,824 views | Permalink |

The former Milano Furniture store is becoming a Sensory Kids, a childcare facility

The former Milano Furniture store on Newark Avenue and Erie Street is set to become the home of Sensory Kids, an all encompassing childcare facility.

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Hudson Camera Becoming Sports Bar

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 | Newark Ave, Shopping | 1,669 views | Permalink |

Hudson Camera on Newark Avenue has closed

The former Hudson Camera shop that closed last month is rapidly being renovated to become a sports bar.

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Newark Avenue At Last Sees Signs of Renewal

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Friday, February 17th, 2012 | Newark Ave, Shopping | 4,260 views | Permalink |

Jersey City’s downtown shopping district has long fallen short of expectations. For years, Newark Avenue looked like a set piece from the yet to be filmed Escape From Jersey City.

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Oompa Loompa Rumors

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 | Shopping, Snookie | 1,989 views | Permalink |

Jersey City Wine and Spirits on Jersey Avenue had a hand written note emphatically declaring, “No Snookie.” Picky your sides, local businesses. Abbey’s Pub and Marco and Pepe have supposedly granted permission to film, though we’ve also heard the opposite about M&P. Rumors have it that Snookie and Jwoww will hold jobs at neighborhood bar […]

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Torico Ice Cream Still Has Pulse

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Monday, February 6th, 2012 | Dining, Harsimus Cove, Shopping | 2,449 views | Permalink |

Torico Ice cream on Erie Street

We’d all but given up on Torico Ice Cream ever returning to the corner space on Erie and 1st Street. The renovation project of the beloved ice cream parlor began in October of 2010. Many hoped to see Torico reopen by the summer of 2011 and indeed handwritten signs promised just that begin in May. Updated signs in July promised an opening in August, and then another in September. When the first year anniversary of the renovation project passed, we had all but given up hope.

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K9dergarten Coming to Newark Avenue

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Friday, April 22nd, 2011 | Newark Ave, Shopping | 1,534 views | Permalink |

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Down Economy Hurts the Mix in ‘Mixed-Use’

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Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | Development, Shopping | 370 views | Permalink |

The new towers rising over the last decade have mostly all included retail along the base in the hope of creating vibrant mixed-use communities akin to older city centers, but as the economy has soured, many of those spaces remain empty.

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