Infected Washington Street?

8/5/2010:

Some stores dropping like flies

The middle of Washington St. between 7th and 8th has always had an odd feeling to it. Never felt happening, like a “dead zone” of some kind. The food establishments at each end are fine – Dunkin’ Donuts and Margherita’s (yum – whole wheat pizza!)

But just this year, three nearby businesses abandoned this part of the “strip.” The Wishing Tree, Platform Sole (now downtown) and Halliburton Homes (also downtown).

Maybe this area just isn’t good for retail? Perhaps another quality watering hole would spruce things up?

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6 Comments on "Infected Washington Street?"

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I didn’t want to post this for fear of being cyber-lynched. I love watching Cake Boss or whatever the future name of the show will be. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine. I love seeing Hoboken on television. I love seeing people that I see around town on television etc. I would never wait in those lines. I love to see local businesses doing well. The economy of Hoboken may improve as well with all the tourists in town. The only thing I do resent is a Hudson County native and Hoboken resident such as myself,can no longer go in Carlo’s to pick up a treat or have a cake made for an occasion.

NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised
I think Hoboken residents who watch the show for the local connection and the people who wait on line in front of Carlo’s (presumably all non-residents) are two completely different groups of people. I’m kind of in the same boat as you. I normally don’t watch any reality television (I keep tabs on that stuff through The Soup on E!), but I have watched more than a few episodes of Cake Boss. I only watch hoping to see Hoboken residents, other Hoboken businesses, or scenes in the streets of Hoboken. I saw the episode with Mr. Lisa from Lisa’s Deli, I missed the Fiore’s one but I hope to catch it as a rerun or on demand, and as someone who’s gotten his haircut at Mr. L’s for almost 20 years, this week’s episode was required viewing. As far as not being able to buy something there without waiting on a ridiculous line, I would guess that this is probably the peak of the show’s popularity. How long does a cable reality show typically last anyway? 4, 5 years max? The name change is probably going to have a negative effect. In a few years,the show will be off the air, the lines will disappear, the prices may come down, and all will be back to normal for the Hoboken customers. The last time I got a haircut, I was joking with them that I hope they get a lot of tourist customers after their appearance airs, but not to… Read more »
whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Good for you Paw, and don’t fear anyone around here. If they don’t like your opinion, fk’em[quote comment=”195596″]I didn’t want to post this for fear of being cyber-lynched. I love watching Cake Boss or whatever the future name of the show will be. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine. I love seeing Hoboken on television. I love seeing people that I see around town on television etc. I would never wait in those lines. I love to see local businesses doing well. The economy of Hoboken may improve as well with all the tourists in town. The only thing I do resent is a Hudson County native and Hoboken resident such as myself,can no longer go in Carlo’s to pick up a treat or have a cake made for an occasion.[/quote]

getz76
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getz76

Yup. No one can tell you what you like and don’t like. There are plenty of the “too cool” and fight for the “battle of who could care less”, but whatever.

In the meantime, just hit Giorgio’s for baked goods. They are better, anyway. :)[quote comment=”195599″]Good for you Paw, and don’t fear anyone around here. If they don’t like your opinion, fk’em

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emarche
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Other thing “dropping like flies” on Washington Street?

THE MORONS IN FRONT OF CARLO’S BAKERY.

Yep. Dropping from the heat. No joke. Hey dum-dums: IT’S A BAKERY. Is it really worth risking your health to step inside a goddamn bakery? Now, I understand that the “but it’s the man from the talking tee-vee box” is convincing argument, but come on – when you get to the point where people are passing out on the goddamn sidewalk?

matt_72
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I applaud the success of this business in convincing tons and tons of sheep to swing by and get sheared. I’ll shop for baked goods elsewhere til the lines disappear and the prices drop.[quote comment=”195592″]Other thing “dropping like flies” on Washington Street? THE MORONS IN FRONT OF CARLO’S BAKERY. Yep. Dropping from the heat. No joke. Hey dum-dums: IT’S A BAKERY. Is it really worth risking your health to step inside a goddamn bakery? Now, I understand that the “but it’s the man from the talking tee-vee box” is convincing argument, but come on – when you get to the point where people are passing out on the goddamn sidewalk?[/quote]

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