300 Washington fire hurt local businesses?
Local Hoboken business Makeovers hopes to re-open after fire
There’s no doubt that the disruption caused by the fire at 300 Washington Street hurt surrounding businesses, but none more than those that had to close down entirely due to their proximity to the clean-up scene.
Makeovers was one of those places, and owner Peter Sarlo hopes to re-open this week and sent an update letter to the community.
Makeovers extends winter sale due to fire at 300 Washington Street
Thank you all for your kind notes and words concerning my salon and store Makeovers. Having been closed due to the fire next door has been frustrating, servicing our community of Hoboken, is very important to us. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have survived the fire without any damage. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of our dear friends who lost everything next door.
Makeovers will reopen this week! We are just waiting to get the okay from the building department.
Due to the interruption of our business, we’re extending our Winter Sale: BUY 1 GET 1 HALF OFF!
I know we are all looking forward to see our beloved Washington street returning with the fun vibrancy it always has.
Thank you all for your continued support!
Some say Hoboken fire at 300 Washington St. burnt economy
Hoboken411 received quite a few emails from residents suggesting that the fire at 300 Washington Street, subsequent demolition and slow cleanup and re-routing of NJ Transit buses is to blame for the economic suffering of nearby businesses.
One reader even said that the owners of top restaurant Sri Thai – which is on 3rd & Bloomfield Streets (which isn’t closed) suffered losses of 50% since the fire. They claimed that business from the W Hotel is now “non-existent” because of the road closure.
How lazy are Hobokenites? What happened to being a “walking town?”
Hearing all the “suffering” these local businesses endured sounded a bit odd to me. With the mild winter, and relatively good weather we’ve been having over the past couple weeks – how does a small street closure cause such an economic crisis?
Are people around here so damn lazy that walking an extra block or two – even five or six blocks – that much of an encumbrance?
Do we have such short attention spans that we forget that Hoboken is home to some fantastic establishments?
With the over-promotion of bike lanes, pedestrian improvements and more – perhaps it still boils down to the good ‘ole car – because walking isn’t helping anyone at this point! Heck those closed off streets downtown are safer than ever – but the place is a ghost town, even during the middle of a gorgeous day.