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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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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

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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Links Residential

Links Residential comes to Hoboken

A new Realtor recently opened up in Hoboken, NJ – Links Residential (located at 101 Park Avenue.)

Links Residential Hoboken Real Estate

Besides having a nice bright corner office, what makes Links Residential any different from all the other Realtors in Hoboken?

Well, for one – they have other offices outside of town (Teaneck, Maywood), which is beneficial for those looking to relocate to places with more space, or even “real” yards.

Additionally, since they’re new – you’ll most likely get a more hungry agent that works harder for their clients. Plus, they’ve been recruiting experienced agents from other outfits in Hoboken.

We also found out that they have some unique features on their website that makes sorting through the available properties easier. Instead of just searching the basic features (like bedrooms and baths), you can also search for specific amenities (such as doorman and parking).

“Our business is built on honesty and transparency. We are not just real estate brokers; We are advisers and consultants, and are with you every step of the way to ensure you achieve your real estate goals.” Hmm. Maybe the “mayor” can learn something from these guys?

Anyway – welcome Links Residential to the neighborhood – and feel free to check out more here: linksnj.com.

Links Residential Hoboken Realty office

Description: Realtor
Address: 101 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)656-7900
Online: linksnj.comTwitterFacebook

Juice Bar on First Street?

Would a Juice Bar on First Street work in Hoboken?

While jewelry stores seem to be “trending down” in Hoboken, is it possible juice bars are making a comeback? With Buddha Press up on Washington St., word on the street is that the former Bio & Chic retail spot at 262 First Street may become a juice bar as well.

Without a doubt, this space is significantly smaller than “BP” up on the avenue – but the rent is most likely just a fraction. And gets very decent foot traffic considering it’s five blocks off the main drag.

I wonder if enough people in Hoboken have bought into the juice hype for places like this to thrive. I mean isn’t just eating a piece of fruit and taking your daily vitamin good enough? Exotic concoctions or not, paying $10 for a jolt of sugar (albeit “natural”) seems like a luxury. But I guess if it makes you feel good (psychosomatic or otherwise), no harm, no foul.

Hoboken Juice Bar 262 First Street

Description: Retail spot that is rumored to become a juice bar
Address: 262 First Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Email: TBD

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