The former Maxwell’s Tavern in 1039 Washington St. in Hoboken — Courtesy: RKF
By Joshua Burd
The owner of a landmark music venue and restaurant in Hoboken has hired RKF to market the property to prospective new tenants.
The retail brokerage, a Newmark Knight Frank subsidiary, announced that it has been named the leasing agent for Maxwell’s Tavern at 1039 Washington St. Managing Director Jerry Rockoff and Associate Director Robert Mackowski are leading the assignment at the 3,565-square-foot space.
“Colorful in its composite of cultures and dynamic in its retail offerings, Hoboken has become a hotspot for young professionals who work nearby and in New York City,” Rockoff said. “1039 Washington Street boasts high visibility, and its prominent position on Hoboken’s main street means this space sees incredibly robust, seven-day foot traffic.
“Maxwell Tavern was a celebrated venue with a place in Hoboken’s rich history.
Located at the corner of 11th Street, the iconic rock club has hosted performances from the likes of Nirvana, Oasis, Yo La Tengo, REM and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, RKF said in a news release. The venue first closed in July 2013 but was sold and reopened the following year.
Its newest owners ceased operations once again early last year. RKF noted that a new tenant would be permitted to keep the Maxwell’s name, calling it a “unique opportunity” for a restaurant or lifestyle retailer with a dining component in a highly trafficked retail corridor.
The space — which also served as the set of Bruce Springsteen’s 1985 “Glory Days” music video and Justin Timberlake’s “Take Back the Night” video — has 147 feet of wraparound frontage.
“From celebrity chef-driven concepts to fast-casual gourmet cafés, this is truly a unique opportunity for a restauranteur to reposition and revitalize the venue, leverage its incredible name-recognition — as well as the area’s affluent demographics—and carry that heritage forward with a new concept,” Rockoff said.