Patricia’s Yarns – Doomed
Patricia’s Yarns closes in Hoboken, NJ
So it looks like Hoboken’s tough business climate has claimed yet another victim: Patricia’s Yarns over at 107 4th Street.
(Former) owner Patricia Scribner claimed it was “a difficult decision” to close her store and take on a job “working for the man” over at some “textile” company.
She made some proclamations justifying her choice to close up:
- “It’s not because of you.” Why would she even have to bring that up? Apparently there was some uncomfortable static between her and (at least some of) her customers in order to warrant a statement like that… why would you have to say that otherwise?
- “It’s not because of rent.” Really? If your rent was at a viable level, you wouldn’t take a “regular” job and run the risk of getting canned the minute the economy ticks down one more notch.
- “It’s not because Hoboken is not business-friendly.” Oh – I guess the growing number of empty storefronts tells a different story!
Her ultimate reason was “I accepted a regular job so I can spend more nights with Adam, Grace and Riley.” What took so long? Sounds like a cop-out answer. Has to be another reason. Why not long ago? Why allow yourself to be so irresponsible for so long?
Perhaps Hoboken is just running out of ladies that like to knit? Or was the sidewalk chalk too much of a trigger for safe-space dwellers?
Yarns, Crochet For Rent
Address: 107 4th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (between Washington and Bloomfield)
Patricia has moved off her mid-town Washington Street location. Updated pix to follow.