B & R Auto Parts: Now and Then

10/1/2010 Update:

Another victim of the chain store syndrome?

The old B&R Auto Parts store at 1107 Willow has been closed for quite a while – but wanted to post a “now and then” photo comparison for historical purposes. The local place for car parts replaced with yet another condo apartment.

Either the days of people fixing their own cars have long past – or the big chains like Pep Boys or Auto Zone just crushed the little guy.


Description: Auto Parts Condo / Apartment
Address: 1107 Willow Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: 201-659-6847

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3 Comments on "B & R Auto Parts: Now and Then"

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

That’s not all that changed. They also added a few floors of apartments in the renovation. Best of luck to Junior in his retirement.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

This is a bigger issue than another condo…not only did they build up but they built back with out getting permissions from the surrounding neighbors. Who the heck gave them rights to encroach on the neighboring properties? What if every yard became another expansion? It is also placing more people at risk as the back to the property has no exit. I once saw an emergency , where in order to get to the person , a condo owner had to allow emergency crew to enter their home for private back door egress.[quote comment=”198224″]That’s not all that changed. They also added a few floors of apartments in the renovation. Best of luck to Junior in his retirement.[/quote]

AGoodCatholicGrrl
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AGoodCatholicGrrl

Junior, the owner, after having many heart surgeries, simply retired so he could enjoy his life and his family.

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