aaRaa moving off Washington Street

12/29/2010:

aaRaa: the latest in the Washington Street exodus

Home furnishings and decorating store aaRaa – is moving over to “Midtown West” (408 6th Street) for 2011. Their shop on Washington Street will stay open until New Year’s Eve – December 31st.

What do you think led to this decision? How will business be for a shop like this in a more residential area?

Description: Home decoration – retail
Services: House furnishing & decorating products – Linens, Silks, Handbags, Jewelry, Fabric, Bedspreads, embroidery, woolen shawls, handmade paper products, Indian products, clothes from India
Website: www.aaraa-usa.com
Address:
408 6th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: 201-386-0101, Fax: 201-386-1085

See previous updates way back from 2006 for historical reference after the jump…

12/22/2006 Update:

We knew they re-opened on Saturday, December 16th, but forgot all about it!

Aaraa is back again, ready to serve Hoboken with their unique and stylish products! Exterior signs will be done once the rest of the building is complete. See after the break for more pictures.

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9/21/06 Update:
Planning on a December re-opening. Just in time for Christmas.

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They’re renovating. Save on a lot of stuff now before they shut down.

They’re pretty much empty, with the exception of some furniture.

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6 Comments on "aaRaa moving off Washington Street"

animal_lover
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animal_lover

We also vote with our dollars. If you want to see local merchants don’t spend you $$ with the national chains or foreign investors. I hope to see the local markets and restaurants stay strong.

prag
Member

The number of vacant store-fronts on Washington Street is disheartening. 3 or 4 years ago the story was skyrocketing rents. Now it’s likely that combined with the economy that forces out established businesses. Landlords need to be realistic and cut rents.

wiskeytango1
Member
wiskeytango1

prag gee wizzzz..maybe you can pay the rent for the stores..out of hand prices and high rents ??? rite aid bailed and quick check as well as so many others..wonder why?? 😡 [quote comment=”201414″]The number of vacant store-fronts on Washington Street is disheartening. 3 or 4 years ago the story was skyrocketing rents. Now it’s likely that combined with the economy that forces out established businesses. Landlords need to be realistic and cut rents.[/quote]

mm615
Member
mm615

An honest/passionate staff, unique products, and reasonable prices are hard to find these days. I discovered aaRaa a few months ago and have had such a pleasant experience in this shop that I felt the need to share with the community.

aaRaa is more of an accessory store than a home furnishing store (even though the home décor is really cute too). I was impressed with the warm staff and distinctive items. The owner has great taste and it shows in the accessories that are on display. Every time I go in that store there are new pieces!! A great place to find that “something different” you are looking for.

The service and atmosphere at aaRaa is very refreshing and I look forward to shopping there in the future.

Joe T
Member

Wow, they must really be selling everything… the first letter A in their sign is gone in the top picture but present in the second pic. Can you find out how much for the rest of the letters?

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