Ricky’s NYC doomed
Ricky’s bites the dust in Hoboken thanks to rising rents!
Ricky’s salon supply store at 222 Washington Street is finished with Hoboken, closing on December 31, 2014. All sorts of clearance specials including buy one get one free in the entire store.
The reason again? Double rent after their short-term lease expired. Even a successful chain store like Ricky’s couldn’t survive. There is some speculation that they might open up a store in more business-friendly Jersey City. Also – other businesses after learning this are actually hoping for a full-fledged Gap (which would then be directly next to the Baby Gap), as it would supposedly bring in more shoppers to spend money elsewhere as well.
Nice knowing ya’ Ricky!
Rickys NYC opens on Washington Street
In case you cared – Ricky’s NYC opened up their cosmetic store at 222 Washington Street last week. See photo gallery below.
Oddly enough, they’re open less than a block away from a longtime Hoboken store which is practically identical: Makeovers (302 Washington) – which is owned by a local Mile Square resident, with a loyal customer base, and has been open for more than a decade.
Apparently Ricky’s has been know to target these neighborhoods on the outskirts of NYC – and have used similar tactics to try and steal customers from established local businesses.
I spot-checked some of the prices at these two stores – and Makeovers was a dollar or two less expensive (and that wasn’t including the 15% discount all customers get when they spend $25 or more, either.) I guess Ricky’s brought their NYC prices to Hoboken as well.
One issue that needs to be addressed – is who at City Hall allows such ridiculous things to happen? Shouldn’t Ricky’s have been on the opposite end of town or something? Same thing happened when they allowed Walgreens to ruin a fantastic historic bank building just a block from CVS. Moronic.
Rickys coming back to Hoboken for good
From the Hoboken411 anonymous tipline – Ricky’s NYC is coming back to Hoboken!
They’ve split up the space at 222 Washington Street in half – and Ricky’s will be taking one side over for good. Both the “hip, edgy” cosmetics and beauty store – as well as the Halloween Superstore section like they had last year.
Will probably be open in the next two to three months – certainly in time for Halloween 2010!
With a month left before Halloween 2009 – Hoboken’s largest costume store ever opened up recently!
Ricky’s set to spook the Mile Square
Take a look at the photo gallery below. They sure crammed a lot of stuff into this space. Personally, I found most of the costumes to be “cheap,” but some premium, more costly costumes could be found. They’ll be gone shortly after the holiday – and a for lease sign will take it’s place once again.
Hot Costumes easily accessible by Hoboken Residents
Following up with this original post from nearly 20 MONTHS ago – it’s now confirmed that Ricky’s Halloween Costume Superstore is indeed coming to Hoboken!
Opening date unknown at the moment – but be rest assured that you will have time to get your hot costume before Halloween!
This may not appeal to the male demographic out there, but there’s a chance that popular makeup store Ricky’s NYC may come to this side of the river (possibly Jersey City, Hoboken, etc.)
According to Women’s Wear Daily, they’re “growing up” and looking to expand their 20 locations further outside their core cities in New York and South Beach, Miami.
What location in Hoboken would fit them perfectly, and does anyone have a space for them?
Ricky’s NYC seeks to expand
Ricky’s NYC is seeking high-profile, high-trafficked retail locations throughout NYC and South Beach for both long-term and short-term leases. If you have a high-visibility vacant space that meets our site criteria below, contact us!
Ricky’s NYC currently operates 20 retail stores throughout NYC and Miami with a focus on professional hair products &accessories, face & body products, novelties & apparel. We are consistently written up in national beauty & fashion magazines for the quality and breadth of our merchandise. We are expanding and looking for prospective sites.
New York City (all areas within a 25-mile radius)
South Beach, Miami
Location & Premises
Population – 100,000 people within 10-minute travel time
Income – Average household income of $100,000
Email Controller Davinder Somal at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-661-3661 if you have a spot that might be a perfect fit.
Oh, don’t forget to include me on the commission check!