WindMill of Hoboken to close due to Sandy’s fallout, owners say
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The WindMill, a hotdog shop located a block from Hoboken Terminal, announced it was closing this week due to difficulties caused by Hurricane Sandy, according to its owners. The loss in profits caused by a decrease of pedestrian traffic in the months following the storm, as the terminal struggled to reopen, was apparently too damning to overcome.

“Simply put, after Hurricane Sandy, things were just never the same,” said Roger Corrado and Tim Cochrane in a statement. “There is nothing better than a WindMill hot dog and [we] agree it has been [our] pleasure to serve Hoboken the very best.”

The owners have opened a separate WindMill in Brick Township, and plan on returning to Hoboken one day under the right conditions. Rena Levine Levy and Steven Levine, owners of the WindMill Franchise Company, said that while they regret the closing, they acknowledge the valiant efforts made by the owners of the location.

“Roger and Tim have nothing to be ashamed of; they both worked tirelessly to make their business work. Sandy was an unexpected catastrophe and the aftermath was just too large to overcome,” they said in a statement.

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hobokendave
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October 18, 2013
It's Sandy's fault. It's Zimmer's fault.

How about looking in the mirror. Service SUCKED. I mean how long do you have to wait for an order? Seems to be the curse of this location...slow service and incompetent staff...in every place that has opened here.

The bar next door is doing fine, the bar across the street is doing fine.

Couldn't compete with Papaya Dog, just admit it. You got killed by the competition.
throwBumsOut3
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October 18, 2013
Oh really? How many times have you made your way down there to eat there? & why did you change your screen name from below?

Do you work for the city & Are you so sensitive that you can't handle a business simply saying they were hurt by sandy? The story didn't even mention zimmer. so sad that you can't take any criticism in your government.

by the way it's a small hot dog place, the "incompetent staff" can't really have that big an impact, just stop being so political and defensive when someones livelihood and dream is at stake. shame on you.
hobokendave
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October 18, 2013
1) I did not change my screen-name. I have been registered under this name for as long at the HR has had a website

2) You, throwbumsout3, made a political statement, you mentioned zimmer you moron.

3) I don't work for the city, but I work in NYC and I walk by this corner to and from work most days.

4) Obviously you have no idea what the hell you are talking about. Incompetent staff and slow service is the death knell of any restaurant.

I use a 3 strikes and you're out policy with new restaurants. I called the Spa Diner out over 20 years ago after being served spoiled food and then having to argue to get it returned and off my check. Have not been back since.

As for dreams buddy, I moved to Hoboken to partner in a restaurant that failed (due to bad mistakes not made by me!). I put on my big boy pants and moved on after my dream failed.
throwBumsOut3
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October 18, 2013
okay, you don't work for city hall, you work in nyc, and you're not at all related to the recall-beth guy below, not at all.

i only asked how the mayor can help businesses, and i would love any sort of answer.
throwBumsOut3
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October 17, 2013
What is mayor Zimmer doing to help small businesses?

the Zimmer Team political person below felt the need to disparage a small business in town that is hurting enough shows that the maybe are very sensitive to how unfriendly she is seen for those trying to work here, any problem in town no matter how small is subject to instant sanitizing from a propaganda crew. is nothign allowed to be wrong here and be fixed? I don't want to debate this I just want her to help. I do not think the WINDMILL closed because their service to political people was bad.

It is bad enough we all had to deal with corruption in years past. and then we had people like mason who yes is a bad politician. so lets Move on, what is the mayor going to do to stop this from happening again a real answer please, not politicial stuff. i have a right to an opinion and to question, this is a democracy still.
recallbethmason
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October 17, 2013
I still remember when these knuckleheads opened up this place and I stood there with my family waiting and waiting to give my order....and no one helped us...there had to have been 10 people there just screwing around celebrating their grand opening but no one helping a customer and his family. i never ordered and never went back again. this is what happens to you when you provide bad service, nothing to do with hurricane sandy....karma