HOBOKEN, NJ — While there are numerous bars near the Hoboken train station, and the mile-square city has more than 130 liquor licenses in total, wine bars in that corner of town are few. But according to a report in Jersey Digs on Tuesday, that’s about to change. “HUB Bar’s former liquor license was officially transferred to a company called Hudson Place Holdings LLC during the June 25 meeting of Hoboken’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board,” reports the outlet, about what will replace a controversial bar at 16-18 Hudson Place. “Testimony from a lawyer representing the new company revealed that a project simply called Hoboken Wine Bar is envisioned at the space.”

Read more on Jersey Digs here.

In other recent Hoboken restaurant and business news, a local beloved award-winning eatery, Cucharamama, has closed because of the coronavirus pandemic (among other things, it’s across the street from the hospital.) The owner posted a long note about its closing on social media. Read more here.

In other recent Hoboken business and restaurant news:

  • More than 50 of the city’s restaurants opened the week of June 15 for outdoor dining. READ MORE.

  • Part of Sinatra Drive will close on weekends for expanded outdoor dining, starting in August. READ MORE.

  • The Hoboken Business Alliance recently announced that various blocks will be closed to vehicles Thursdays and Sundays for “Summer Streets” business initiatives. READ MORE.

  • Hoboken recently received almost $1.9 million in funding for small businesses, to be distributed in $20,000 grants. Read more here.

  • Hoboken businesses, and those in 63 other towns, can get $10,000 toward paying their rent. READ MORE.

  • Some of those have added “streateries” for outdoor dining. READ MORE.

  • Hoboken businesses received government PPP loans to help with payroll, rent, and more during the pandemic. Read the list here.

  • Kings supermarkets updated residents on their sanitizing procedures and on an employee who tested positive last month. READ MORE.

  • Two of the city’s weekly farmers’ markets reopened in June. READ MORE.

  • The city and Patch both have directories of businesses that are open and closed. Check them out and add your listing. READ MORE.

  • Here’s what you need to know about applying for unemployment and other benefits during coronavirus. MORE.

  • Read more about unemployment, small business, and other coronavirus regulations and benefits in New Jersey here.

  • States around the country have had to pull back on their reopenings, such as Texas, which closed bars and has seen a record number of hospitalizations and deaths.

Read about Hoboken’s recent coronavirus statistics and trends here.

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This article originally appeared on the Hoboken Patch

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