Mail Boxes Etc
6/17/2008 R.I.P. Update:
After forever and a day, Mailboxes, Etc. put the brown paper on the windows, and is finally done.
You can still pick up your mail at the post office, and they left a few notes on the window, including the phrase “Please know that you will truly be missed.”
I bet the reason they truly miss everyone is that they’ll have no one to bitch at all day long! What will they do now?
Seems like we already have a “doomed in 2008” business.
Mail Boxes Etc., is apparently going to be another victim of the “You’re raising the rent THAT much?” situation that has forced many small businesses to call it quits. They said they’re going to be gone June 1st, 2008, because their landlord wants to raise the rent 300%!
Now while I’m not privy to how much their rent was before, or how long the lease was, but I’ve heard it’s not uncommon for tenants with long-term leases to get hit with a huge increase to renew. Most people told me that it rarely exceeds 200%, so this tripling of their rent was enough for them to take their envelopes and bubble wrap elsewhere.
What are the people with PO Boxes going to do now?
Description – Mail box and office services
Services – Mailbox services, Packing and shipping, Moving Supplies, Copies, Faxes, Office supplies, Resumes, presentations, reports, binding, laminating, laser copies, UPS Authorised shipping outlet
Website – www.mbe.com
Address – 409 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-4805
Telephone – (201) 792-7900