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Antique Reflections – For Rent

Antique Reflections gone in Hoboken

Well, another one bites the dust in town. Despite all the “oohs” and “ahhs,” you can’t sugar coat reality. When will people realize you need “ying” to balance “yang” (not everything is cotton candy and rainbows – as you might be led to believe if you’re stuck in the “mainstream.”) A little less than a year after opening, Antique Reflections has “hit the road” less than a year after opening.

This teeny-tiny retail spot at 252 First Street is once again up for rent. Whatever the asking price is, it’s probably 2x to 3x more than it’s worth.

When I said “hit the road,” I meant it – as they were recently seen last month in Miami, FL at the “World’s Largest Antique Show” in Miami Beach.

Antique Reflections Hoboken NJ 252 First Street For Rent

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Hudson County Art Supply

Hudson County Art Supply – 511 Willow Ave. – Hoboken, NJ

Hudson County Art Supply Hoboken NJNew to Hoboken is a business that we don’t have an overload of: An art supply store! Yay! Recently opened Hudson County Art Supply is located smack dab in the middle of town at 511 Willow Avenue.

Hudson County Art Supply also has a second location at First & Coles in Jersey City, and sells all the basic things any artist could use!

Canvases, paint, brushes, easels, sketch pads, markers, pens and much more. All the major and known brands – and special orders can be made for products they don’t carry on hand.

In addition, we were told that they will expand their KIDS selection of crayons and other kiddie-related merchandise, which will surely make tons of moms happy (and their housekeepers mad!)

Welcome to the neighborhood, Hudson County Art Supply!

Description: Art Supply Store
Address: 511 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)413-0900 (J.C. number)
Email: info@hudcoart.com
Online: hudcoart.com

Gypsy Warrior

Gypsy Warrior ditches Hoboken, NJ location

We knew this was going to happen – Gypsy Warrior left from 5th & Washington in Hoboken last month. And it might even be possible this was by design (i.e., a “pop up store.”)

But what does that tell you about the retail environment in town?

If they knowingly set up a temporary store – that leads one to believe that other than holiday periods – many (non-essential, trivial) retail stores probably struggle to make the rent year round. Something has to give. Imagine Hoboken with no “specialty shops” anywhere except between October and January?

gypsy warrior leaves Hoboken NJ

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Poor Cat Designs – For Rent

Poor Cat Designs for rent in Hoboken

We kind of called this one. Earlier this year we posted a “2015 Hoboken Survival Watch,” in which we shared our observations of sparse customer activity over at Poor Cat Designs (716 Washington St.) Well, now they’re for rent:

“Located in the heart of busy Hoboken on Washington Street (the main thoroughfare). Beautiful building (award winning historic designation). Great window exposure. Hardwood floors, high hat and indirect lighting, air conditioning, high ceilings, bright clean and modern space. Great for dry goods, cafe, salon, professional office, specialty store, or other.”

For anyone out of town considering this space – note that this spot is NOT in the “heart” of busy Hoboken. It may be the “middle” of that particular stretch of road, but this is one of the least busy spots on “the main thoroughfare.” But call it what you want.

If you still care to give it a shot (an Apple store is probably the only thing that would do good), the cost is a mere $60,000 a year in rent (not including other overhead).

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Arroyo – For Rent

So you want to start a liquor store? Arroyo for rent in Hoboken

Arroyo Liquors was one of those places that you’d have to do a double-take to be sure it was open or doomed. But now, it appears that the store is for rent.

The space is 1100 square feet – with 800 additional sq. ft. of storage. While you can “rent” the space, you’d have to BUY the liquor license to run it. Liquor stores all seem to have no problem turning a profit in town – maybe these guys were just tired of it. I’d suspect that dealing with drunks all the time (without a bouncer to help you out) is a royal pain.

Have tons of money burning a hole in your pocket? Call 201-238-5033 to find out how you can take a crack at running your own liquor store!.

Arroyo liquor store hoboken nj for rent license

Description: Retail Liquor Store For Rent
Address: 260 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-3500
Telephone: (201) 659-5787

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Hoboken Women’s Wellness

Hoboken Women’s Wellness – 204 2nd Street

In case you didn’t notice this business – Hoboken Women’s Wellness is tucked away in a modest building located at 204 2nd Street.

While their sign indicates they offer massage, acupuncture and yoga – much of what Hoboken Women’s Wellness specializes in seems to be centered around pregnancy (both during and after). They even offer instruction on how to properly massage YOUR baby!

“The difference between us and a general massage practice is that all of our highly skilled Certified Massage Therapists have completed a minimum of 750 hours of massage therapy training including: Swedish Massage, Medical Massage, Shiatsu, Anatomy and Physiology. Our therapists have also completed and a minimum of 70 additional hours of pregnancy and baby specific continuing education. Our therapists have been hand selected for their strong connection to this work, and each one possesses relevant experience, professional, personal, and academic to draw from, including: Being a Mother, Masters in Maternal & Child Health, Neonatal Nurse, Childbirth Educator, Doula, Infant Massage Instructor, and more.”

Give them a shout at (201)420-6988 to find out more!

Hoboken Women's Wellness

Description: Women’s wellness – massage, and other therapy with a focus on pregnancy and birth.
Address: 204 2nd Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)420-6988
Online: hobokenwomenswellness.com