This is sucky news for music fans in New Jersey. More and more clubs are closing down in the state thanks to high taxes or high rent, which is the case this time in “HoBROken” with Maxwells. The town I guess just wants to be known for extremely mediocre cake shops and bro bars. Maxwells has been around for ages and is world known, yet the town rather have something stupid in its place and keep raising the rent. Maybe Jersey City will get smart and open up a music venue!
Maxwell’s, the Hoboken corner restaurant and rock club with an international reputation, is closing its doors at the end of July.
The lease to Maxwell’s, which has been at the heart of the rock scene in Hudson County for decades, is up at the end of July. But the decision to close the club at 1039 Washington St. isn’t the landlord’s.
“We were offered a renewal with rates that weren’t necessarily onerous,” says Todd Abramson, the club’s booking agent and co-owner. “But after much thought, given the changing nature of Hoboken and the difficulties of trying to run a business in this town, we decided it was time.”
Maxwell’s, says Abramson, will invite back some old friends to finish its remarkable run.