Copper Kettles – Cooked to a Crisp

Copper Kettles Kitchen Store closing in Hoboken, NJ

Copper Kettles Doomed in Hoboken NJWell, this is really no surprise. Copper Kettles is closing soon in Hoboken. In fact, their website arrived early to the closing ceremonies.

But why? Might you ask, would a wholesome store filled with “necessities” close in Hoboken? Hmm. I don’t know where to begin, but let’s ponder many of the possibilities here:

  • Hoboken Historical Commission BULLSHIT. I recall when the previous doomed business opened, and then closed (Life is Good), they said that the city would NOT allow them to modify their storefront to make it more attractive to retail customers. Fuck these “know it all’s” and their (non) knowledge of what it takes to maintain a thriving local business. Who the hell are they to tell a business what works and doesn’t? BOO!
  • Everyday goods on Washington Street? Fugghedaboutit! Well, it’s apparent that these business-owners didn’t realize the power of the internet and online commerce. Because pretty much everything they sold could be had at 20-50% less online. And customers obviously knew that. Sorry.
  • Speaking of price – one thing happens that allows a business to “charge more” than online. It’s called customer service. Apparently Copper Kettles could not offer that “after the sale” perk that would entice customers to be willing to spend a few extra bucks. Whoops.
  • Complete lack of passion. Other than the BS city crap most businesses have to contend with – THIS may be the main reason Copper Kettles failed. They had the pulse of a pile of ROAD KILL. Such a minimal effort to engage customers. To build relationships. To interact with passerby. To show that “stuff was happening inside.” Apparently – this business thinks everything can be achieved digitally – with no “organic” involvement. Or a simple sandwich board that says “stuff is here.” Well, what happened?

Copper Kettles Hoboken NJ Doomed Closing

Regardless – we’re not certain they’re relocating anywhere else (based on their non-existent website), it’s apparent that “kudos” from phony blogging bitches and glossy advertising magazines is actually the kiss of doom. In the end you get what you put in, and they didn’t put much in other than “daddy’s capital.”

You want kitchen stuff? Head up to Battaglia’s on Willow. A long-time business (who hopefully survives).

Description: Empty Storefront Coming Soon
Address: 536 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Web: N/A
Phone: N/A

Copper Kettles Hoboken – 536 Washington St.

11/5/2011 Update:

Had a chance to swing by Copper Kettles (536 Washington St.) the other day – and spent some time taking pictures of the store as the shelves were being stocked with inventory. Owner Bina Patel has this message for Hoboken residents!

“Greetings, Hoboken!

I’m thrilled to welcome you to the Grand Opening of Copper Kettles on Monday, November 8th!

Copper Kettles, located at 536 Washington Street, aims to provide experienced chefs as well as the simply “epicurious” the tools necessary to take a recipe from stovetop to tabletop, and to do it with flair! Whether you’re preparing an every day dinner, entertaining family and friends, or looking for something unique, our goal is to help you find quality gifts and essentials for the well-equipped kitchen.

So come by, take a look around and give us your feedback – doors open at 11am and we look forward to meeting you!”

Take a virtual tour of the store (24 images). Click the icon on the lower right for full-screen HQ photos:

Open Seven Days a Week

Copper Kettles will be open seven days a week, with the following hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 11am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 12pm to 8pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 6pm

Copper Kettles: Kitchen & Housewares

9/20/2010 Update:

Coming soon to occupy the vacant former home of Spreading the News – Life is Good at 536 Washington Street is Copper Kettles.

Many Hoboken ladies I’ve spoken with are thrilled, saying the upcoming store opening is quite a bit more exciting that your usual bar, restaurant or massage parlor. Other residents, who were a bit disappointed that Battaglia’s moved so far uptown were pleased to have a closer option – but pray that more practical items will be for sale besides “over-priced kitchen tchotchkes.”

1/6/2010:

What Next? (536 Washington St.)

[Continuing this week’s “What’s Next for Hoboken?” series here on Hoboken41…]

What next at 536 Washington Street Hoboken NJ

“Historical Preservation” causes loss of money

Face it – whether you enjoy the architectural design styles of days gone by or not – some storefronts are just not attractive anymore in Hoboken.

I recall the defunct owners of Spreading the News – Life is Good at 536 Washington Street telling me about the nightmares they had to go through just to open up their tiny t-shirt store. The bottom line was, that they were unable to make any major modifications to facade and window area, the signage – not even that ugly black color!

Not sure about you, I feel that unless they relax these so-called restrictions on businesses that choose to open shop here – pretty much anything that comes here is doomed!

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31 Comments on "Copper Kettles – Cooked to a Crisp"


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plywood
6 years 1 month ago

How about using the storefront for headquarters of the “Bring Trader Joe’s to Hoboken Blogging & Petitioning Committee’.

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mooshu
6 years 1 month ago

Yay!

In response to plywood who said:
How about using the storefront for headquarters of the “Bring Trader Joe’s to Hoboken Blogging & Petitioning Committee’.

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DEADMAU5
6 years 1 month ago

I am frightened to see the owner of the Greek place looking at that dog. Makes me think twice when I go to diners and Greek places, makes me ask myself “Why did that meat taste so weird” Also is this the same place that has campaign headquarters for someone this past year?

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lhoward222
6 years 1 month ago

Hey! That dog is Hoboken411’s beautiful friendly mascot Oscar. No mention of dog and “weird tasting” in same sentence.

In response to DEADMAU5 who said:
I am frightened to see the owner of the Greek place looking at that dog. Makes me think twice when I go to diners and Greek places, makes me ask myself “Why did that meat taste so weird” Also is this the same place that has campaign headquarters for someone this past year?

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upyurs
6 years 1 month ago

I kind of like the fact that we maintain the historical look of the town. That is why many people came here in the first place. If we didn’t have this area as a historical area there is no telling what kind of signs we would have in our time. Look at the sign for 7 Star Pizza or the signs at the upscale Maxwell Buildings, they are horrible for that building. Have you ever seen 7 Eleven signs in other towns and look how classy the one in Hoboken is.

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whineanddineinhob
6 years 1 month ago

LMAO. And I suppose these AT&T and Verizon stores look just great to ya. In response to upyurs who said: I kind of like the fact that we maintain the historical look of the town. That is why many people came here in the first place. If we didn’t have this area as a historical area there is no telling what kind of signs we would have in our time. Look at the sign for 7 Star Pizza or the signs at the upscale Maxwell Buildings, they are horrible for that building. Have you ever seen 7 Eleven signs in… Read more »

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mooshu
6 years 1 month ago

I say keep the old, aesthetically pleasing signs but change the color of that front! It looks like the outside of a crappy dance club or a place where you can get a peep of someone’s privates. In response to upyurs who said: I kind of like the fact that we maintain the historical look of the town. That is why many people came here in the first place. If we didn’t have this area as a historical area there is no telling what kind of signs we would have in our time. Look at the sign for 7 Star… Read more »

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abred0830
6 years 1 month ago

Hey hobokenn411 – tried to e-mail this to you but can’t for some reason on a mac, so I figured it would be appropriate to post here – maybe this is whats coming in its place?

nymag.com/daily/fashion/2010/01/o_mistress_mine_closes_vintage.html

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DEADMAU5
6 years 1 month ago

Mistress O Mine is going to 211 Bloomfield

In response to abred0830 who said:
Hey hobokenn411 – tried to e-mail this to you but can’t for some reason on a mac, so I figured it would be appropriate to post here – maybe this is whats coming in its place?

nymag.com/daily/fashion/2010/01/o_mistress_mine_closes_vintage.html

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pawzclawz
6 years 1 month ago

I think another vintage store would be a great idea.

In response to abred0830 who said:
Hey hobokenn411 – tried to e-mail this to you but can’t for some reason on a mac, so I figured it would be appropriate to post here – maybe this is whats coming in its place?

nymag.com/daily/fashion/2010/01/o_mistress_mine_closes_vintage.html

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beebsho95
6 years 1 month ago

My favorite historical look in town is all the cable and electrical wires dangling outside buildings. It may have something to do with why there are so many problems with Cablevision service all the time.

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