HOBOKEN, NJ- The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) will launch its “Summer Streets” program this weekend, in an effort to further entice residents and visitors alike to shop, eat, and enjoy the Mile Square. Part of HBA's city-wide #GoBoken initiative, the aim is encouraging the community help support and explore businesses right here in their own neighborhoods.

The inaugural “Summer Streets” will take place on Sunday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. down 1st Street in Hoboken. Sponsored by the Hoboken Business Alliance, the street will be open to pedestrian traffic only from Washington Street to Clinton Street. Everyone is encouraged to explore and support the diverse mix of shops, stores, and restaurants in the 1st Street neighborhood. Social distancing and mask guidelines will be maintained, while tables will be set up throughout the street where local restaurants can take orders and serve guests. Meanwhile, a number of local shops will have items on display outside available for purchase.

“These are challenging times for small businesses and it’s critical that we continue to find ways to support the local Hoboken community,” says Gregory Dell’Aquila, President of the Hoboken Business Alliance. “With Summer Streets, the Hoboken Business Alliance is creating new opportunities for businesses to expand their footprint and connect with customers in a safe and meaningful way.”

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Following the pilot event on June 28, the HBA plans to extend Summer Streets throughout the Mile Square neighborhood over the next eight weeks.

For more information on Summer Streets presented by the Hoboken Business Alliance and the #GoBoken campaign, go to www.hobokenalliance.com or follow Hoboken Business Alliance on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter

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