Trader Joes in Hoboken means the loss of 24 parking spaces? Hoboken City Council to hold special meeting

HOBOKEN – Trader Joes aficionados in the Mile Square City may finally have their dreams come true, but there’s a catch.
The California-based specialty grocery store chain – famous or its unique organic delights – is seeking a developer’s agreement with the City of Hoboken to open a store at 14th Street and Willow Ave. at the cost of 24 parking spaces from 13th and Clinton Streets.The removal of the parking spaces is intended to accommodate Trader Joe’s delivery trucks. “to address pedestrian safety concerns”
The Hoboken City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. to consider the agreement.
“Trader Joe’s is one of America’s favorite grocery stores, and I look forward to welcoming them to Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer in a statement. “My administration has worked to ensure that they can open in a way that their truck deliveries are safe for everyone, especially the seniors, families, and all residents who live nearby and walk in the neighborhood.”
Trader Joe’s can open in Hoboken regardless of this this parking agreement. Should they leave, the parking spaces would be reinstated.
“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,” the city said in a press release. – Steven Rodas

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