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Tip Toe Shoes – For Rent

410 Washington Street for rent (Tip Toe Shoes gone)

No surprise here – about a year after “popping up” at 410 Washington St., Tip Toe Shoes has left the building city. We thought this was just a filler store anyway, so I suspect no tears are flowing in Hoboken.

The revolving doors spinning faster these days it seems (until the chains with long-term leases take over…)

Tip Toe Shoes gone in Hoboken NJ

Description: Shoe store For Rent
Address: 410 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 973-472-4444

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Renaissance Realty Group – Gone

Renaissance Realty moves out of Hoboken

Wow, what a rare event! A Realtor actually moves OUT of Hoboken?

Renaissance Realtors moved from 404 Washington Street over to another municipality! If you love Real Estate agents like a groupie – you can find them now at 101 Hudson Street (suite 2100) in (gasp) Jersey City! Same phone, etc.

Could it be that “high rent” caused a Realtor to move? Or just better business environment over in Steve Fulop’s neck of the woods?

renaissance real estate moves to Jersey City from Hoboken NJ

Description: Real Estate Agents
Website: renaissancerealtors.com
Address 404 Washington St., Hoboken, 101 Hudson St., Jersey City, NJ 07302
Telephone: (201) 533-1800, Fax – (201) 533-1810

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Mario’s Bar (no more)

Mario’s another victim of dull Hoboken

We said a few times that “if it wasn’t for the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Parade, this place would long be out of business.”

Well, since “mayor” don Zimmer put the kibosh on one day of (somewhat reckless) fun in Hoboken, that most likely contributed to the demise of Mario’s Tavern (3rd & Park) – which has been closed since December 2014. Yeah, I know – it looks no different closed than it did when it was open, and has minimal effect on the neighborhood (or anyone’s circuit of regular bars) – but still.

Some try blaming property taxes, because the assessed value almost tripled, but the tax rate was also reduced by two-thirds. So that is a non-factor. Too bad they couldn’t get their act together in terms of sprucing up the joint. I mean we have Kickstarter type projects for all sorts of stupid shit. I guess “Saving a City Institution” wasn’t one of them.

Now there are just two bars left on the “Endangered Dive Bars” list (if you don’t count the Elks): Wilton House and Maggie’s Place. Because Louise & Jerry’s got a re-vamp they were removed from the list, and DC’s Tavern was built after 2000 and doesn’t count.

Hoboken Dive Bar Marios Tavern Gone Endangered Species

Description: Closed Local Bar
Address: 301 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 659-9461

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Office Depot Doomed

Office Depot “Doomed” Closing Sale in Hoboken

A little more than three years after opening – Office Depot in Hoboken is closing. Office Depot / Office Max is expected to close hundreds more stores by 2016. Seems that people don’t need pens, pencils or paper anymore – and all the other stuff they sell can be had cheaper via places like Amazon.

Guess the Cake Boss ribbon-cutting was for naught.

Office Depot Doomed in Hoboken NJ

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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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Yafit – Doomed

Yafit doomed in Hoboken

Here’s the deal. The d-bag that “owned” that cheesy men’s clothing store called “Beau Brummel” up on Washington Street back starting in 2006 – was a total douchebag. Not only did he mislead and scam everyone he came in contact with – he also screwed everyone “indirectly” as well. Something about these greedy scumbags… He was such a sham that we removed his directory listing from the site.

But his stupid “wife” (or whatever she was) opened up this lame-ass shop over at 419 Washington St. a couple years ago. “Yafit.” Because of the shoddy reputation – they were “dead to me” as well.

So now “Yafit” can honestly be considered “YaDon’tFit” Haha!

Not sure how those scamming businesses can last as long as they did. But they’re gone, thankfully – and maybe now some better energy can fill that space.

Yafit Hoboken Doomed