Jersey City’s FM Set to Close in January

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Fm Bar 340 Third Street Jersey City
FM Jersey City is closing in January 2020. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

The bug of local businesses closing has claimed another victim just off one of Downtown’s most notable corridors, as a restaurant and performance venue has announced they won’t be lasting much past New Year’s Eve.

FM opened at 340 Third Street back in early 2017 as a 1970s-themed restaurant. After re-launching later that year, the venue began to showcase local bands, DJs, and art groups focusing on up-and-coming acts throughout Jersey City.


Besides live music, the space hosted Lillian Bustle’s hugely popular JCBurlesque series during their run. But FM apparently couldn’t make it work long-term and last week the Jersey Journal broke the news via co-owner Tony Susco that the restaurant will be closing up shop early next year.

There are still shows scheduled over the next few weeks for those wishing to stop by before the end of FM’s run, but the venue’s final night will be January 31. There is reportedly no new tenant set to take over the space.


While there have certainly been high-profile restaurant openings like DomoDomo over the last few months, Downtown Jersey City’s business community has been hit with a spate of recent closings that include Piggyback Bar, Third and Vine, Talde, TapHaus, and even the Golden Cicada. While they all certainly have different reasons for shutting, the glut of closings is undoubtedly a trend that locals hope stays in 2019.

While FM’s days are numbered, Jersey City does have a few other music and performance venues like White Eagle Hall, WFMU’s Monty Hall, and the upcoming Provost Listening Room that can fill the void.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t worry Fullflop is supporting small business by putting shipping containers in the ghetto for the small business owners. It’s more signs that Stevie doesn’t care about growing the small business community, of course other than his wife’s physical therapy business. His main focus is on supporting developers importing businesses.

    Btw you can add Oh La La to the victims list, based on their Instagram seems like they are closing too. Also Sam AM Bergen-Lafayette…I know it’s getting hard to keep track.

      • They haven’t officially announced but their last post sounds like they’re done.

        Not in Stevie’s world…developers get the tax breaks on the back of small businesses. Need more money for school budget?? Tax the small business owners!

  2. Don’t worry. Now that Airbnb is no longer legal, we’ll have tons of tourist flocking our local small businesses. Also, Fulop is giving all homeowners a 35 year tax abatement! He’s a great mayor!

  3. Health dept, fire dept, ABC, police dept and jersey city politicos constantly in their pockets. Countless non profits and charities asking for donations. How can they survive? Good luck with the carpet baggers coming in and hosing the community. We need more places like The Ashford, said no one…

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