Via Eric Kiefer from Patch – Don’t freak out, Trader Joe’s shoppers, but the national grocery chain may officially be coming to Hoboken.
Giving credence to rumors that have been swirling for the past year, Hoboken city officials will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at the Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss a possible developer’s agreement that would bring a Trader Joe’s to the Mile Square City.
According to a city news release:
“An agreement between the City of Hoboken and Advance at Hoboken LLC, the developer of a mixed use property at 14th Street and Willow Avenue, would remove 24 parking spaces from 13th Street and Clinton Street in order to address pedestrian safety concerns and safely accommodate the turns of delivery trucks for Trader Joe’s, the ground floor tenant of the property. The agreement would only apply for as long as Trader Joe’s occupies the space. The developer already has the zoning approvals for the grocery store, however the large delivery trucks are currently unable to safely access the loading docks which are located on Clinton Street between 13th Street and 14th Street. The Zoning Board approval also provides for 1,000 square feet of space for the city’s use as well as five parking spaces in the garage.”