HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) is keeping up their steadfast effort to support the city's retail and hospitality sector, announcing the launch of Sidewalk Sales in conjunction with a citywide a Food Crawl over the next few weeks.

The “Shop and Dine Passport Programs” running from this Friday, October 23, through November 6, and will feature weekend Sidewalk Sales for retail shops, while the Food Crawl should draw diners to Hoboken's renowned eateries. Each program lets shoppers and diners collect stamps in a Passport book with each visit to any of the 75 participating Hoboken restaurants and retailers. Once five or more stamps are earned, patrons will have the chance to win $4,000 in total gift card prizes to the participating business of their choice. 

“Now more than ever, many people are missing their normal routines or trips they’re not able to take. However, with so many wonderful eateries and shops in the Mile Square, locals and visitors alike can always discover new places to enjoy and explore,” said Gregory Dell’Aquila, President of the Hoboken Business Alliance. “Hoboken has always been about community and the businesses are what keep our town thriving. That’s why we’re excited to give back and offer everyone even more reasons to shop and dine locally here in Hoboken.”

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Fifty-two Hoboken eateries will be offering $10 specials during the Passport Program from October 23 to November 6. Specials range from slices, sandwiches and Italian specialties at local pizzerias and delis to crave-worthy fare like wings, wine, pasta, smoothies, and so many more comfort classics. Once five or more stamps are collected, participants can turn in their completed Passport for the chance to win one of the 25 gift card prizes.

During the designated weekend Sidewalk Sale days on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 23-25, October 30-31 and November 1, all 27 retailers will display merchandise outside or move inside if there is inclement weather, and those who visit can request a Passport stamp, with no purchase necessary. Once five or more stamps are collected, participants can turn in their completed Passports for the chance to win one of the 12 gift card prizes.

Passports are available starting October 23 at all participating locations while supplies last or can be downloaded at hobokenalliance.com. Winners will be notified directly by the HBA.

For more information on all participating businesses and program rules, visit hobokenalliance.com or follow Hoboken Business Alliance on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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