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Scottrade Hoboken – Doomed

Scottrade closes in Hoboken, NJ

Nearly six years to the day, Scottrade opened up at 114 Washington Street. And when we shared that “breaking news,” we asked if anyone actually had a need for a brick & mortar trading broker.

Now they’re doomed, and we are still puzzled why it took so long. Never saw a single person walk in or out of this place. Not even a homeless vestibule squatter!

Anyway, this 1600 square foot retail space just blocks from the PATH station can be had for a paltry $180,000 a year in rent. The brokers on this deal know – and they’re suggesting a doctor’s office or bank. That tells you where the money is these days, right?

scottrade hoboken nj doomed

Description: Stockbroker For Rent
Address: 114 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-420-9277
Website: www.scottrade.com

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Direct Laundry

Direct Laundry – Hoboken, NJ – 215 Adams Street

Taking the place of Tony Q’s Dry Cleaning at 215 Adams Street is Direct Laundry (another dry cleaner + wash and fold).

Direct Laundry Hoboken NJ Dry Cleaner

One more notch in the lazy belt!

Apparently – what makes Direct Laundry different than most of the other similar outfits in Hoboken is that they pickup and deliver. Which is probably great for many people in town because no one likes to put any effort into anything anymore. Fresh Direct for groceries. Seamless for takeout. Amazon for everything else.

I’m sure you might knee-jerk react and whine about your “busy” schedule, and how this service saves you time. It does not. It makes you lazy, and the time you’re “saving” is most likely being wasted doing stupid shit on fakebook. You probably also pay for a gym membership, when you could easily exert yourself doing basic errands. But you don’t want the truth, so let’s see what else “Direct Laundry” is up to.

Obnoxious signs pollute already decrepit landscape in Hoboken

Yep – Direct Laundry needed to “get the word out” that they offer this service for sloths, so they pulled a dirty trick.

All over town, signs are hammered to telephone poles – about 10 feet off the ground, making it a chore to remove. So while they may clean your items for a modest fee, they visually pollute the scenery in Hoboken at no charge! Isn’t there an ordinance against this kind of practice?

Regardless – they seem to have some big clients already in Hoboken: W Hotel, Stevens Institute and CKO Kickboxing. And it appears that their hours are pretty good too – open until 8pm. So I guess if their services are acceptable – the more the merrier.

Description: Dry Cleaner with Wash and Fold services.
Address: 215 Adams Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)239-8001
Online: directlaundry.comFacebook

Makeovers

Makeovers offers new client specials in Hoboken

Here’s a little style update for you today. Makeovers has been happily settling in at their new location at 327 Washington Street – and wanted to let both old and new residents know about their rewards program as well as new client specials.

For one, they have a Customer Rewards program (like a frequent shopper) that enables you to get a free blowout or men’s haircut after just 10 visits. You’ll also be on the list for secret sales which only members receive. Call 201-420-1444 for more info.

Their new client specials include $35 wash-cut-blowout, $49 color touchup (w/ blowout) and $99 highlights (including 20 foils and blowout). Even if you have a regular stylist – sometimes it’s nice to explore the waters. You never know – maybe you’ll be happier?

makeovers new client specials hoboken NJ

You can follow Makeovers on Facebook – or check them out on their “website” (remember those?) here www.makeoversbeautybeat.com.

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St. Mary Advocates Thrift Shop

St. Mary Advocates Thrift Shop

St. Mary Advocates Thrift Shop over at 6th & Garden used to be called “St. Mary Hospital Auxiliary.” They also used to be associated with the (former) St. Mary’s Hospital, but since they’ve become a for-profit pillaging machine known as CarePoint Hoboken University Medical Center – the thrift shop had to completely sever their ties and change their name.

The store remains a charity organization, with proceeds going to health-care and family efforts like nursing scholarships, the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps., and the Jubilee Center.

st. Mary Advocates Thrift shop

Description: Thrift store – accepts clothing donations.
Address: 536 Garden St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201)653-8191

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Ricardo Roig Gallery

Ricardo Roig Gallery – 252 First Street

Good news, art lovers! Local phenom Ricardo Roig is planning to open up his own studio at 252 First Street next month!

This is great, because area artists often have to rely on other people to present their works (and either take too much of a cut, or they even go out of business.)

Ricardo says: “My images come from life, dreams, visions, hallucinations, nightmares, but are always experienced through a specific atmospheric space. I attempt to evoke these experiences in my artwork, a representation of my world- through my eyes, mind and heart. My art is my elevated form of communication and allows me to express and understand my emotions in hopes of finding peace. I hope my art uplifts, challenges people to think, and always remind us of our shared humanity in this natural world for which we are all born into.”

Ricardo Roig Gallery Hoboken NJ 252 First Street

Description: Roig Gallery. Art by Ricardo Roig.
Address: 252 First Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (908)447-3928
Email: RoigArt@gmail.com
Online: ricardoroig.com

Go Postal simplifies shipping

Go Postal simplifies shipping in Hoboken, NJ

“GO Postal with Benny Love.” Program this number into your phone: (201)400-6907 – you’ll be glad you did.

GO Postal improves service in Hoboken NJAfter bouncing around several locations in Hoboken over the past few years – Go Postal is now located down at 50 Harrison Street. And they have a new truck now too! (more about that below…)

What is Go Postal you might want to know? It’s a super package delivery service owned and operated by born & raised Hoboken resident & entrepreneur Benny Love. This fills a niche that almost everyone could use in town, considering online shopping has hit an all-time high (and with all the package thefts around).

To set up an account – simply text your full name to 201-400-6907 – and you’ll be assigned a “PMB” number. Afterward, you send your boxes to:
(full name)
50 Harrison Street
PH421 – (plus your PMB#)
Hoboken, NJ 07030

The fee is very modest ($2 per box delivered to their location – and a very small $2 fee to have ALL your boxes then delivered to your apartment at a time convenient for you). They are authorized to accept all major carriers.

Go Postal Hoboken NJ

The PATH pickup is BACK!

Those living in Hoboken long enough – remember the days when you used to be able to pick your deliveries up by the PATH station (UPS and at one point FedEx was doing it to, I think). But due to the fledgling economy those conveniences were discontinued.

Go Postal will be starting a similar PATH pickup later this spring. Those who utilize Go Postal just have to let them know they want to pick their packages up – and the Go Postal truck will be in the vicinity of the downtown Post Office every night (I think 6pm to 8pm).

I think the peace of mind having a “package concierge” for your deliveries is well worth the pocket-change they charge.

Glad we still have some entrepreneurial spirits in town (that go beyond “apps” and “startups.”) This service is functional, and solves a nagging problem that is only getting worse. Way to go, Benny!

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