Greetings from Hoboken {Farewell}

Greetings from Hoboken empty

As we suspected a few months ago – Greetings from Hoboken (along with The Candle Shop) is no more in the Mile Square.

Greetings from Hoboken the Candle Shop doomed NJ

Does no one like gifts and greeting cards anymore?

Now here’s a question. What “killed” these two businesses in town?

  1. The sky-rocketing rents? Or,
  2. The fact that “physical” things like cards or other trinkets have essentially been replaced with “Five seconds of effort” social media updates “Happy Birthday, Bro!” {click-send} (i.e., people don’t value the importance of a carefully selected gifts or personally-delivered messages?) Or,
  3. Money. “Discretionary” spending like this is one of the first things to go as the economy heads down?

Description: Cards & Gift store with candles, balloons, stuffed animals, gift accessories, Halloween costumes, Christmas gifts, Candy, Greeting cards. FOR RENT.
Address: 327 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-4899
Telephone: (201) 659-8864

Greetings from Hoboken – 2014 last year?

1/7/2014 Update:

Word on the street is that Gift & Card shop Greetings from Hoboken may not be renewing their lease here on Washington Street and could be gone by this late spring. That would suck, you don’t see too many of these types of stores anymore. And if true, it’d be another piece of Hoboken character down the drain.

Plus, where would you get fun Presidential punching bags like this anymore?

Greetings from Hoboken are they closing in 2014

How Greetings from Hoboken looked back in late 2005. Wow, time flies!

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10 Responses

  1. lkatz says:

    DO NOT SHOP IN THIS STORE!! THE OWNER, PAM, IS A DISGRACE TO RETAIL OWNERS AND EMBARRASSES THE REST OF US HOBOKENITES! I PURCHASED A $14 CALANDER AND THE VERY NICE SALES LADY INDICATED IT WAS A DISPLAY AND REPLACED IT WITH ONE SHE PULLED FROM A CABINET. WHEN I GOT HOME I SAW THIS GIFT WAS DAMAGED WITH DIRT, LIKELY TO HAVE COME FROM THE CABINET. WHEN TRYING TO RETURN IT THE VERY NEXT DAY, PAM (THE OWNER!!) WAS SO RUDE TO ME AND INSISTED THAT IT WAS NOT SOLD THAT WAY. HOW WOULD SHE KNOW?! IT IS A DISGRACE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE. SHE IS TRUELY A NASTY LADY WHO SHOULD MOVE HER STORE TO SNOTVILLE – THAT SERVICE DOES NOT BELONG IN HOBOKEN!

    • dmarie says:

      I don’t know what Ikatz is talking about. I do not have enough good things to say about Greetings from Hoboken, Pam, or any of her staff. They have been courteous, helpful, and have gone above and beyond what they had to do for me over the past year. I have done everything from purchase hand-painted martini glasses to wedding invitations. Their service is impeccable, their products are wonderful, and I will continue to use and recommend them as long as they are open and under Pam’s ownership.

      In response to lkatz who said:

      DO NOT SHOP IN THIS STORE!! THE OWNER, PAM, IS A DISGRACE TO RETAIL OWNERS AND EMBARRASSES THE REST OF US HOBOKENITES! I PURCHASED A $14 CALANDER AND THE VERY NICE SALES LADY INDICATED IT WAS A DISPLAY AND REPLACED IT WITH ONE SHE PULLED FROM A CABINET. WHEN I GOT HOME I SAW THIS GIFT WAS DAMAGED WITH DIRT, LIKELY TO HAVE COME FROM THE CABINET. WHEN TRYING TO RETURN IT THE VERY NEXT DAY, PAM (THE OWNER!!) WAS SO RUDE TO ME AND INSISTED THAT IT WAS NOT SOLD THAT WAY. HOW WOULD SHE KNOW?! IT IS A DISGRACE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE. SHE IS TRUELY A NASTY LADY WHO SHOULD MOVE HER STORE TO SNOTVILLE – THAT SERVICE DOES NOT BELONG IN HOBOKEN!

  2. martin10 says:

    I can’t believe that review – the people are really friendly in that store. Always helpful, good service. Great gift ideas, great card selection.

    • plywood says:

      Ditto, martin10. I guess if Pam was discourteous to ikatz it takes one to know one. BTW needless “shouting”. Guess shift key was stuck.

      In response to martin10 who said:

      I can’t believe that review – the people are really friendly in that store. Always helpful, good service. Great gift ideas, great card selection.

  3. homeworld says:

    This store goes above and beyond…

    I needed a Happy 90th Birthday card, and they didn’t have any. So the person at the counter said she’d pick one up at their other location which had one, and have it in the store for me the next day.

  4. whineanddineinhob says:

    …….and the rest of us should take the word of this idiot screaming here, and ruin a store/persons reputation. I don’t think so. I’ve always had good pleasant transactions there.

  5. plywood says:

    I’ve heard that many internet sites won’t publish a negative review. Well, that does have it’s downside, but here’s a good case in point. Someone sticks their neck out to start a business, and up until recently, the first review posted here was the only piece of information available about this store. Anonymous internet bushwhacking seems unfair.

  6. mooshu says:

    I purchased balloons from this place during a monsoon, last year, for a party. And the woman who works there went out of her way to make sure that my balloons were dry when they arrived at their destination. Don’t remember her name, but she was very polite and courteous and helped me out a lot.

    Why didn’t the first poster just take a look at what he/she was purchasing before bringing it home?

    Duh.

  7. pawzclawz says:

    I always seemed to forget about this store. It’s unfortunate because the times I have gone in. The stuff is really great. The staff is really nice. I’m usually just in need of some cards. I usually just go to CVS or RiteAid etc. I”ll try to remember to give this place a shot next time.

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