2016 has been brutal enough… now they’re taking away the Hoboken Blimpie Shop?!?!
Earlier this month, reports began circulating that the Hoboken Blimpie Shop, “The World’s First Blimpie,” was shutting down. That’s not true—on a couple levels.
First, “The World’s First Blimpie” opened on April 4, 1964, but it was on the corner of 7th & Washington. Three friends from St. Peter’s Prep—Tony Conza, Peter DeCarlo and Angelo Baldassare, launched their sub from the port of Hoboken and eventually conquered the sandwich world.
However, they eventually left the midtown base and moved downtown, to 110 Washington nearly 20 years ago.
Blimpie’s lease at that location is up, and the building is set to be renovated. But rather than shut down, Hoboken Blimpie is moving the operations further uptown.
“We are relocating to a terrific (parking accessible) location at the corner of 14th St. and Willow Ave, next to the Malibu Diner,” reads a note at the current location.
That puts the new Blimpie in the vicinity of Harlow—the new building in uptown Hoboken that will soon house Trader Joe’s.
“We are very excited about this development as we anticipate opening in early spring 2017, while continuing to serve you here (110 Washington) until November of 2017*.”
So fear not—you can still get your Blimpie fix right here where it all began. To quote another Hoboken icon, “The Best is Yet to Come”.
Won’t that be fine?
EDIT: previous version said “November 2107,” which may have been wishful thinking on our part, but most likely a typo…