Hoboken 14th Street residents are calling on Mayor Ravi Bhalla and his administration to halt the Story Dispensary application ahead of tomorrow’s planning board meeting.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The quality-of-life implications to Hoboken residents in this neighborhood are enormous,” Glenn Nelson, who lives in a building across from the proposed dispensary, said in a statement.
“When you see the long lines and big parking lots filled with cars at dispensaries on busy commercial roads elsewhere in the state, you think “‘how could this possibly fit in this tight, residential corner of Hoboken?’”
The proposed cannabis business would operate at the former Hudson Tavern, 51-53 14th St., and the space is owned by Jaclyn Fulop, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s wife, and Drew Nussbaum, Jaclyn’s business partner at the Exchange Physical Therapy Group.
While 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco, Fisher, 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos, and 6th Ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino, have called on Story to withdraw their application, though it has already clear the city’s cannabis review board and the county planning board.
“I don’t think we are being unreasonable in asking the city to deny the Story application,”