We have taken our dog and cat to Garden State Animal Hospital several times for boarding over the last 5 years. The facility is clean and the staff is pleasant; their boarding rates are better than any others in the area. The last time we were there, the doctors reviewed our pets medical records from another vet and told us that we were getting several vaccines and tests that were unnecessary and expensive. I would definitely bring my pets here again.
PROS: Clean facility, good rates
I called Atlantic Plumbing to install a washer/dryer and sink for me. They installed both the washer and the sink incorrectly, and then charged me over $100 markup on a $15 part. I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau about them, and would never, ever use them again. Use them only if you like shoddy work and extra charges.
CONS: shoddy work, over $100 markup on $15 part
At H&M, you can find great trendy clothes at reasonable prices. Sweaters are often less than $50, as are skirts. They have a good selection of accessories, too. They are often featured in fashion magazines.
You can find great bargains at Daffy's, but you have to put up with the crowds -- crowds of people, all trying to snatch the best bargains out of each other's hands, and crowds of merchandise, with the racks crammed in too close together.
The selection at D'Agostino's is very limited, and their prices can be extremely high. I buy things here only on an emergency basis. Their salad bar and prepared food section are more reasonable than their produce or meat.
Stop & Shop is not in the best location in Jersey City, but the store seems to be safe. Check the food carefully for expiration dates since the store does not seem to have a lot of stock turnover. Prices are ok, some good weekly specials.
Coffee Plus is a locally owned business with great coffee. I hate giving all my money for coffee to a big chain since that money goes right out of the community. Coffee Plus has great coffee and really good baked goods (the scones are wonderful), and it's locally owned.
Dean & Deluca is justly famous for their coffee and for their fresh produce. Their selection of gourmet prepared foods is great and makes me hungry every time I go there!
Whole Foods has a fantastic selection of natural and organic products, with a great prepared foods section and cafe. Their produce is just beautiful. Prices are a little high but the quality makes it worthwhile.
Parking is at a premium in Hoboken and the ShopRite has lots of free parking in its own lot. The store is big, new, well-lit and clean. The staff is pretty knowledgable and helpful. This store is so much better than the A&P!