Hoboken! Save OUR Soul!

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We the people do not accept the forced closure of Northern Soul, located at 557 1st Street in Hoboken, NJ.

Northern Soul is the heart and soul (no pun intended) of the 4th Ward of Hoboken. This petition is to bring our soul back and to show the landlords, Liam & Margaret Benson, that the abrupt and forced closing of the establishment is terrible business decision. Northern Soul was a haven for local artists, musicians, community members and dogs. As a result, Northern Soul was always crowded with paying customers and was clearly performing well financially.

If our beloved Northern Soul, a stalwart of the 4th Ward community, found the new financial demands unreasonable, one can only assume that any future establishment to occupy 557 1st Street will meet the same fate. If the space sits vacant for more than six months, we, as concerned citizens, will seek laws that punish landlords who force out tenants due to greed. Empty commercial spaces are of no use to our community and we reject the notion that a popular, successful business had to give way to avarice. We the people will not frequent any new establishment at 557 1st Street.

Respectfully,

The "Soul" of Northern Soul

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