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Re: Dolya Blini Cafe
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Usually made from wheat flour, and occasionally buckwheat. I've always had them made from flour. Pretty excited to check the place out.

Posted on: 11/20 11:45
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Re: Rainbow to be replaced by Hoboken restaurant group responsible for 1 Republik
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I doubt that is true. My understanding is that to qualify to move a liquor license to restaurant row the location must be a restaurant, and a place can not simultaneously be a restaurant and a nightclub. Jersey City law would not allow them to operate as a club if they want a liquor license on restaurant row. They would need to keep seating and would not be able to have live DJs without some special licensing.

Plus there's the fact that the owner said it would be another 1 Republik and a Gastropub.

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According to proprietor Kenneth Caulfield, the restaurants will be another location of Hoboken’s 1 Republik as well as another restaurant named 26 Below. Caulfield told Jersey Digs that he is not sure yet when the businesses will open and how many seats each space will have, but he expects a “fine dining gastropub” feel.


I may be proven wrong, I haven't seen the space or the new sign or anything, but a gay nightclub does not sound like it is in the cards. I'm not sure a nightclub of any kind is in the cards, especially considering that Transmission was shut down and is only doing private events now, from what I've heard.

Posted on: 11/20 11:43
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Re: Trick R Treating in Hamilton Park area?
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Since we opened I've always been outside my shop on Monmouth St and we get hundreds of children every year. I think last year I gave away 800-1,000 pieces of candy, giving two to each kid. So that's 400-500 kids. A part of it is that parents from other neighborhoods seem to drive their kids downtown as it's a safer neighborhood and more likely to have candy.

As has been said, you'll have tons of kids if you hang out on your stoop. If you sit inside waiting for the doorbell you'll either not have anyone ringing, or have so many kids ringing that you'll want to sit on the stoop anyway.

Posted on: 10/26 14:59
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Re: New York Times: Is New York’s Best Pizza in New Jersey?
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I knew something was up when my mother (who lives in Manhattan) called and said a couple friends were visiting in town and they really wanted to visit Jersey City and get dinner at a pizza place. Cool to see JC getting more attention.

Posted on: 9/16 13:22
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Re: Jersey City Brew Club brewery bus trip April 29th (Saturday)
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Bus trip is tomorrow, there are still some tickets left if you find yourself wanting something to do tomorrow!

Posted on: 4/28 19:00
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Re: Jersey City Brew Club brewery bus trip April 29th (Saturday)
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There is a bathroom on the bus (it's a coach bus, not a school bus) and yes it's legal to drink on the bus. Same reason it's legal to drink on the train! The group is a lot of fun but it's not a rowdy group, we've used this bus company for a few years and they know the club is respectful and clean.

Posted on: 4/21 23:10
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Jersey City Brew Club brewery bus trip April 29th (Saturday)
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This is the brew club's third bus trip, and the past couple have been a lot of fun so if you're into beer I really suggest you grab one of the last tickets (16 left as of this posting).

Tickets: http://jcbc2017.bpt.me/

This year the club is going to a few breweries in Southwest Jersey. The idea is to visit breweries that aren't as easy to get to from JC, so people can drink a bunch of great beer without worrying about a ride home. We'll also have beer and movies on the bus ride.

Breweries we're hitting:
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Ticket sales are a fundraiser for the club, which has been around for about 8 years now and does beer events and other fun stuff around JC, as well as repping Jersey City (and the rest of Hudson County) at beer events, like last year's National Homebrew Conference in Baltimore.

Posted on: 4/21 18:30
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Re: Job Posting
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bodhipooh wrote:
RIF...

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I've tried craigslist & indeed but it's difficult to weed out all the riff-raff.


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Try indeed.com it's pretty good


somehow skipped over indeed in that first post. I guess it would help knowing what you're trying to hire for. If it's for something professional, the local colleges would definitely be the best bet. Don't forget NJIT and Rutgers Newark too.

If it's for retail or something similar, you won't really find much better than indeed. There's always going to be riffraff.

Posted on: 12/27 18:40
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Re: Job Posting
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Try indeed.com it's pretty good and has a free option for postings as well.

Posted on: 12/27 11:09
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Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?
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I posted this in a new thread but I realized most people would probably be checking this thread for news instead. There's a preview of White Eagle Hall as part of the Theater Center's fundraiser on Monday:

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Hey I'm posting this on behalf of the Jersey City Theater Center. They are a non-profit arts organization that runs Merseles Studios (artist studios & black box theater on Newark Ave above Monaco Lock). They are also involved with programming at the soon to open White Eagle Hall.

Monday is their Summer Fundraiser, and there are still some spaces available. The fundraiser will take place at Madame Claude Bis and Cellar 335, which are the two restaurants (currently open!) below White Eagle Hall. During the fundraiser, guests will have an opportunity to tour White Eagle Hall!

Monday, September 19th, 6:30 - 10:30
Open Bar & Dinner
Business Casual Attire

Click Here for Tickets

Posted on: 2016/9/15 13:47
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Jersey City Theater Center fundraiser this Monday 9/19 - with preview of White Eagle Hall
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Hey I'm posting this on behalf of the Jersey City Theater Center. They are a non-profit arts organization that runs Merseles Studios (artist studios & black box theater on Newark Ave above Monaco Lock). They are also involved with programming at the soon to open White Eagle Hall.

Monday is their Summer Fundraiser, and there are still some spaces available. The fundraiser will take place at Madame Claude Bis and Cellar 335, which are the two restaurants (currently open!) below White Eagle Hall. During the fundraiser, guests will have an opportunity to tour White Eagle Hall!

Monday, September 19th, 6:30 - 10:30
Open Bar & Dinner
Business Casual Attire

Click Here for Tickets

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Posted on: 2016/9/14 20:37
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Homebrew Walking Tour this Saturday - try some homemade beer!
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The Jersey City Brew Club is hosting a homebrew walking tour this Saturday. This is the third or fourth time the club has done one of these tours, and it's always been a great time. There are limited spots available, and there are always people asking for extras, so grab one asap if you want to come.

We'll be visiting 4 homebrewers' apartments to check out their brewing setups, hear about how they make their beer, and of course we'll be drinking a lot of great homebrew too.

The meeting point will be at The Thirsty Quaker, and I'll have a few kegs of my own on tap, as well as the club's bourbon-barrel aged stout, which was a group project.

http://jcbcwalk.bpt.me/

Minimum price is $5 for a light rail ticket, but we recommend paying $30 as a donation to the club for all the hard work the guys put in to make the beer and organize it.

Posted on: 2016/6/20 18:24
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Re: Which Jersey City roads are getting a face-lift?
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bustjc wrote:
Monmouth street between 4th and 5th and 4th between Monmouth and Coles should get an award for utter stupidity.

The gas workers put a gas shutoff valve into a pit where a tree had been previously, in front of our shop, I guess because it was easier than putting it in the concrete. I don't think that tree is going to be re-planted any time soon.

Posted on: 2016/6/2 16:04
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Re: Will David Bowie mural grace side of Jersey City building?
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I like David Bowier but that's terrifying.

Posted on: 2016/5/6 21:56
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Re: Hoboken's Antique Bakery, bakers of the worlds best bread, has moved to Jersey City!
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So did they take over Pecoraro's, or merge with it, or what? I noticed the sign up the other day. Would be sad to not have Pecoraro's sausage bread or foccacia anymore.

Posted on: 2016/4/28 21:14
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Re: Just moved to mcginley square.. Was wondering about the area..
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Super dangerous. I saw a pack of wolves steal all the strollers outside the Coptic church the other day. There's also crowds of violent craft beer hooligans hanging out at McGinley Pub every day, stabbing anyone they see with a Budweiser. They have a big rivalry with the Yuengling gangs that hang out at Park Tavern.

Posted on: 2016/4/23 11:37
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Is Legal Beans closed?
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I just swung by to get my brisket fix and it was closed, though their listed hours say they should be open. A customer recently mentioned to me that they seem to always be closed now. So are they gone for good? Shut down for vacation? Closed for catering? Would be terrible to lose them, I love that bbq.

Posted on: 2016/4/10 16:52
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Re: Liquor License Cost & Availability?
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The linked article about the $1.2 million license is specific to Montclair. Liquor license prices vary wildly from town to town.

Posted on: 2016/4/7 20:33
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Re: Liquor License Cost & Availability?
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Posted on: 2016/4/7 19:55
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Re: Jersey City Brew Club's April 9 Brewery bus trip - tickets open to public now
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Bumping this up as the bus trip is this Saturday and there are still tickets available. Last year was a lot of fun and this Saturday should be a blast too. Lots of free beer and movies on the bus ride, and then beer and games and tours at the breweries.

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edit to clarify that this is not a Thirsty Quaker event, it's by the Jersey City Brew Club, all money raised goes to the club.

Posted on: 2016/4/7 19:53

Edited by thirstyquaker on 2016/4/7 20:10:20
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Re: Pulaski Skyway to close for 2 years after Super Bowl:
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How is it that 4 major projects 139 Pulaski skyway njtp interchange 14a and the Bayonne bridge all at the same time? Wonderful planning.
It's pretty nuts, but the 139 was not planned and was started on because chunks of concrete started falling. Really bad timing though, trying to escape this city is tough right now.

Posted on: 2016/4/1 20:37
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Re: Liquor License Cost & Availability?
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How does financing work with liquor licenses?

Despite a liquor license being an asset of sorts, banks won't finance it, because they have no way of foreclosing on it or seizing it (since all transfers have to go to review, and owners of it need a background check and all that). So you have to put up collateral if you want a loan, or borrow money from family/friends. Of course, you could work out a financing agreement directly with the seller, but chances are they won't assume that risk.

Posted on: 2016/3/22 10:26
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Re: Liquor License Cost & Availability?
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State law sets the max number of distribution (liquor store) and consumption (restaurant/bar) licenses a town can issue based on the number of residents. I believe it is 1 D license per 10k residents and 1 C license per 5k residents. But it is up to the town's discretion for how many licenses they can issue.

C licenses also have restrictions on how far they can move in Jersey City (1/4 mile I think?), except any license can move to Restaurant Row. Also restrictions on how far away you must be from other restaurants (again, exception for Restaurant Row), and distances from churches/schools. So some licenses are worth more than others depending on location. It's also just up to whoever is buying it. I remember at our hearing watching someone else buying the same kind of license as me at twice the price and being kind of shocked.

Towns can hold auctions for new licenses if they want. This is why some towns like Lyndhurst have super cheap licenses, while licenses in Montclair go for $3 million. Because Lyndhurst issues all licenses while Montclair doesn't issue new ones.

Also why every bar owner in East Rutherford was outraged that Xanadu was going to get specially-priced liquor permits at $2k/year instead of the $500k+ market rate.


I think Guillo's place is asking for something like $3.5 million for the license/business/building all together, which may be why it hasn't sold yet. They could probably sell the license and building separately, but having it all bundled together saves the time and hassle of moving the license which adds value.


btw, when I was looking for licenses before we opened up, I think I saw bar licenses going for $130-$150k, but I believe the price has risen sharply with all the new bars opening up. Not sure what the market is for retail store licenses right now.

Posted on: 2016/3/20 17:03
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Jersey City Brew Club's April 9 Brewery bus trip - tickets open to public now
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The club's original January trip was cancelled due to that blizzard, so the new date is April 9.

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The Jersey City Brew Club is hosting a brewery bus trip to the Hudson Valley on April 9. We're going to visit Newburgh Brewing (Newburgh), Mill House Brewpub (Poughkeepsie), and Defiant Brewing (Pearl River).

The bus trip was a lot of fun last year, so tell your friends about it! We leave and return from Downtown Jersey City. The ticket includes some beers for the bus ride and other beverages, and this is a fundraiser for our club.

There aren't too many spots left, so grab them quick!

Tickets at
http://jcbc2016.bpt.me/


More club information at www.jerseycitybrewclub.com

btw if you went on last year's tour, this year we're going to more breweries in a shorter amount of time, but spending more time at each brewery. Basically, there's less travel time.

Posted on: 2016/3/20 14:30
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Re: Liquor License Cost & Availability?
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hero69 wrote:
i read somewhere that some restaurants just get beer/wine licenses and sell fermented wines that have the taste of vodka and other liquors. i wonder if it would work in jersey city.
That doesn't sound right at all.

Anyway, in NJ there aren't separate licenses for beer/wine/liquor, it's all under a single license. Though there has been talk about making a new type of license for restaurants. I forget exactly what it was.

Anyway, the cost there might be right. I think they've gone up quite a bit recently. You can check craigslist or maybe ask this guy: http://newjerseyliquorlicensesareus.c ... or-licenses-pricing-page/

Posted on: 2016/3/20 14:28
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Re: proposal for changing R1 zoning to R5 in Downtown JC
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Our storefront was used as residential for a few decades before we moved in, despite being originally retail. The first floor didn't even exist on the zoning office's records, but they knew it had previously been retail so it was easy to get sorted out.

Posted on: 2016/3/12 13:49
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Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?
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Madame Claude's will probably open before the venue space, fyi. Things are looking pretty cool in there. It's definitely still an active construction site.

Posted on: 2016/1/7 21:42
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Re: Shutdown Burke's Bar
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I do have some fond memories of running to Burke's for a case of beer after all the liquor stores were closed (gotta be closed at 10PM, state law), and seeing a line of cars parked outside that obviously had the same idea. They kept those late night hangouts going.

Posted on: 2015/12/17 20:21
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Re: The Citizen - Formerly The Dopeness
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Much better name. So it's the same guys? I got a little confused when I met up with one of our beer reps the other night and he mentioned the new bar setup. I knew the Dopeness guys had been looking for a liquor license for a while and thought maybe they had sold off to someone else who got it. If they got their own license that's awesome, it's a great space.

Posted on: 2015/11/11 10:56
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Re: Halloween 2015
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Stringer wrote:

2015’s Best and Worst Cities for Halloween

WALLETHUB - by Richie Bernardo

Read more:  https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-cities-for-halloween/7785/

Overall Rank

City

Overall Score

“Safety & Surroundings” Rank

“Parties & Activities” Rank

“Halloween Weather” Rank

1New York, NY64.781121
2Jersey City, NJ59.856204
3Newark, NJ58.541411

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Newark huh? Odd. Beyond parties and stuff that the Devils do each year I don't think I saw much trick or treating going on in Newark in the 4+ years I lived there. Seeing it at #3 is...surprising. But maybe I don't give Newark enough credit. I lived in East Orange for about 6 years as well and I think I saw more trick or treating and stuff going on there, but probably less activities, since they seem to weight it by Halloween stores, movie theaters, candy stores, parties and the like. Which are more likely to be in a place like Newark.

Posted on: 2015/10/30 13:07
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