Good Breed – Doomed

6/18/2009 Update:

This spot is doomed!

I’m telling you – I’m keeping this picture below on hand as the permanent stock photo for this location. The FOURTH business in less than three years to close up shop on the southwest corner of 14th and Bloomfield is Good Breed. About six months in, and brown paper on the windows again.

What business would succeed at this teeny-tiny spot?

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See other uneventful updates about this sad-sack of a retail location after the jump…

12/11/2008:

I stopped into the latest store to take over the very doomed corner of 14th and Bloomfield this week: Good Breed.

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What is Good Breed?

As many of you know, this location has been home to a few failed business already in the past three years: My Urban Auctioneer (eBay store), Santa Fe Touch (Jewelry – I thought that was a good store), and the “Life” clothing store.

Now the nondescript corner spot has a couple clothing items inside. I thought it was “still in progress,” but it’s certainly open for business. I spoke with Dennis, one of the owners for a few seconds this week. I asked what would describe their clothing line. “Classic” was the answer given. He seemed like a really nice guy, but I was wondering if any more decorations or additions were going to be made, and it didn’t appear that way. I asked how much a basic men’s button down shirt was: “$100.” There were a few accessories and a ladies item or two as well.

The website is www.goodbreed.net and is still under construction.

(Good Breed, Hoboken – continued…)

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Description: Clothing store.
Address: 1320 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-683-9261
Web: www.goodbreed.net

31 Responses

  1. WTF says:

    Whos filtering the comments, this isnt myspace. Anyway that new goodbreed store is pretty nice. Tired of going to new york for cool stuff finally its cool to shop in hoboken. Its obvious the person responsible for the write up knows nothing about shopping for fashion because less means more. For the items goodbreed sells the prices really cant be beat. im a shopper and i caught a great deal..

  2. emarche says:

    Stores just don’t work out here – bad location. A good alternative: taco stand. Yes please.

    • mooshu says:

      I’d LOVE to try that Taco Truck. Where the f*ck is it?

      In response to emarche who said:

      Stores just don’t work out here – bad location. A good alternative: taco stand. Yes please.

  3. mooshu says:

    Put a Crumbs in there.

  4. strand tramp says:

    wtf is up with all the profanity today shu?

  5. emarche says:

    The original Taco Truck was a roaming entity, but frequently camped out up by 14th + Willow.

    Not sure about the new entity or where it’s going to be located, but I hope it gets here soon. Scratch that. I hope that it’s incredible, and that it gets here soon.

  6. mooshu says:

    Sorry, strand tramp. (Can’t believe I’m apologizing to you for using profane language, though.)

    emarche: agreed.

  7. jim says:

    terrible spot. No foot traffic, windows are terrible for window shopping, no good place for a decent eye catching sign.
    I think possibly a tarot card reader, or maybe a therapist or doctors office. Then again it might be too small for even an office and waiting room.
    Delivery only dumplings, just dumpling and edamame delivered.

    • emarche says:

      The delivery/carry-out only idea would be intriguing, but I don’t think there’s any room in there for a decent (if tiny) kitchen. Wouldn’t that be great if they threw in a Rickshaw outpost there?

      In response to jim who said:

      terrible spot. No foot traffic, windows are terrible for window shopping, no good place for a decent eye catching sign.
      I think possibly a tarot card reader, or maybe a therapist or doctors office. Then again it might be too small for even an office and waiting room.
      Delivery only dumplings, just dumpling and edamame delivered.

  8. scottmasters says:

    People on a budget don’t go into stores like this. But uptown Hoboken may still have people with money who would stop by. There are very few affordable clothing stores in this town. Burlington Coat Factory would be ok, but they sell such crappy clothes that look like they were stitched together by someone with a seizure disorder. Anyway, if I had that kind of scratch, I would stop in.

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