Echo of Art

12/28/2006:

The owner had emailed Hoboken411, and told the story about why she’s closing. I explained that the phrase “doomed” kind of includes everything closed/closing, and not to take it personally. She understood.

Below is her story, and she wants everyone to know that now is the time to get arts and crafts supplies as well as toys on sale while she “cleans out the cupboards”! Good luck with your future endeavors, Heather!

“Echo of Art is not doomed because of the internet or rent increases.
Echo of Art is being retired because the owner (me) is tired. It has been a bittersweet decision to close the store which is more than just a toy store. It is an activity place where people could come and just hang out. Lessons and parties were also given there. The best part of the place was the community aspect. It has been with great regret that I have made this necessary decision. I am one person with a family, trying to run a business that wears many hats. I would prefer to think of Echo of Art as not “doomed”, but “retired” due to owner fatigue.”

12/21/2006:
It’s a special “Doomed Thursday” edition of Hoboken411 today.

Word is that Echo of Art is shutting down. No further information about when or why. I bet the internet has something to do with it. It could never be increasing rent and decreasing sales, right?

Description – Arts & Activities Center for Kids of all ages
Services – Paints, Crayons, Chalk, Puzzles, Computers, Blocks, Trains, open play, Parties, Art & Music classes, Toy Store
Address – 157 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – (201) 795-9333

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4 Comments on "Echo of Art"

danzig
Member

This is a sad bit of news. If she didn’t have what you needed, she get it in a day. many of the folks who rented space in the Leather building will be sad to here of this. Yet another hit for people who make this place tolerable.
What is it to be? nail salon? Ivy bar? Baseball cap store?

the rayman
Member
the rayman

The owner is a good friend of mine and she always tried hard to do some good around here. She was kind enough to let me run a figure drawing class there for about 1/2 year when they first opened, and just last summer, my daughter worked with her doing ‘Art in the Park’ for the local kiddies.

They’ve been there 8 years, which is a good run! I don’t think of her or this place as ‘Doomed’, but rather ‘Movin’ On’.

Good Luck with your next adventure, Heather!

Cat
Member

I’ve been hearing through the grapevine for over a year now that the owner there was looking to sell I wasn’t told any reasons, though.

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