With Growing Number of Empty Storefronts, Patch Asks: 'What Should Go Here?'

Ciao Belly is now one of multiple empty store fronts on Washington Street.

Since has said "arrivederci" to Hoboken—excuse the pun—its window is now empty, just like many others on. 

Since the number of empty store fronts on Washington Street has been growing—think of , ,  , and more—we would like to know from you what should go there. 

We have asked you and we're asking it again: what type of store or business would you like to see occupy the empty storefront left by Ciao Belly? The store that once occupied Michelangela? (And don't say ). 

Let us know in the comments! 

puzzledone July 23, 2012 at 01:28 PM
If someone decides they want to rely on street parking for their daily commute, that goes beyond the problem of the city, given that their are garages or lots around town with monthly access plans, including those owned by the city or private, and now, even the midtown garage has spaces available (We all know how that happened, no matter what story some whiners around here want to pitch). It is not the cities responsibility to provide adequate free parking for residents. On the other hand, reserving half the streets for residential parkers makes it easy for those of us who do need to occassionally drive to get somewhere. Every once in a while, I just need to shell out $5 to park in a garage. Of course, if I lived in a less dense area, I could just park in the parking lot, but that's not why I moved to Hoboken.
Redrider765 July 23, 2012 at 01:30 PM
This weekend we had some absolutely fantastic weather yet the double parkers who are too lazy to walk anywhere were out in force on Washington St.
Journey July 23, 2012 at 02:46 PM
They put convince and laziness over safety. It will take a major disaster to change their mindset, that or major ticketing. I would much rather have them ticketed than for them to be hit by a car because of blocked visibility.
Barbara Whelan May 22, 2013 at 01:50 PM
It's not a right to tell anyone they should walk not drive, we have rights to chose. What we should be focused on is fixing the pot holes . They are just as endangering as getting hit by a car.
Eric May 22, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Barbara Whelan, did you know that if you call City Hall to report it a pothole will get fixed ASAP? It's very likely you didn't know. Please, do yourself and everyone a favor and care enough to take 5 minutes to report it. I say that because, in my opinion, If there's one thing that Hoboken has too much of, it's apathetic residents who can't be bothered to pick up the phone to report things like this. A pothole isn't going to kill you or land you in the hospital with half your bones broken like getting hit by a car will do every single time. If you drive too fast, don't pay attention like you should be, then yes, they can be dangerous, but it's not the pothole that's the problem.


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