Grimaldi’s Pizza to close one of its two Hoboken locations

HOBOKEN — Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven at 133 Clinton St. in Hoboken will close at the end of August, after being at the spot for 22 years. It will keep its second location, on higher-trafficked Washington Street, open.
Bernadette McHugh, one of the pizzeria’s owners, said, “Same old story in hoboken, We are closing because the rent has become too high.”
The restaurant, which serves salads, pasta dishes, and its trademark brick oven pizza, opened its doors there in April of 1994. It opened on Washington Street a few years later. It got its start decades ago in Brooklyn.
McHugh said, “We love Clinton Street. We’ve been there a long long time but its a part of doing business in Hoboken.”
McHugh said that they will remain at their second location at 411 Washington St. where they will still offer delivery to all of Hoboken.
She would not comment on whether or not she is looking into other properties for a secondary location.
Last week, the Reporter ran a cover story about another long-time business leaving the west side and consolidating with its second location closer to the river. See that story about Biggie’s Clam Bar at (scroll down for Hoboken stories.)
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