2/17/2009 Update:

Sole searching for a new tenant

As some of you already know, Sole Search, the shoe store on the northeast corner of 8th and Washington Streets closed up shop a few days ago. They used to share space with Toots and Tallie (are they next?), which moved to the old Anastasia’s location at 10th and Wash.

Had nothing against this shop per se, which had a nice owner and was laid out very well.

However, I believe – besides the economy – there were some other contributing factors here. Most importantly, the store was very unassuming and unnoticeable. Unless you lived in the area, or walked by often – it was easy to miss. As you can see from the first photo in the gallery below, coming southbound on Washington – it was next to impossible to tell there was anything there. That, in addition to the signage which was too small. Not sure if they were limited by the Hoboken Historical Preservation Committee as to how much they do. What a shame. I’m uncertain if they’re relocating or not.

PHOTO GALLERY (HOLD MOUSE OVER IMAGE TO NAVIGATE – 3 PHOTOS IN THIS SET)

Description – Designer Shoes & accessories for women & men Empty store
Services – Designer shoes – Bruno Magli, Stuart Weitzman
Address – 801 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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