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Hoboken Paint & Hardware

Hoboken Paint & Hardware closes after 23 years (doubled rent!)

Another long-time Hoboken business is now gone. Hoboken Paint & Hardware at 316 Washington Street is officially closed. Gotta love the way “mayor” don Zimmer is going out of her way to keep great businesses in town. As chain store after chain store open, what made Hoboken unique with places like this, close up shop. “Great Downtowns” my ass!

Hoboken Paint and Hardware closing

They had everything you could possibly need for the upkeep of your home or apartment. Little nuts & bolts. Light bulbs. Tools, fasteners, hooks, paint, and much more. And they were the ONLY Hoboken hardware store open on Sunday. Now if you need an emergency part or plumbing supply – you’ll have to figure out how to get to Home Depot.

The rent apparently was doubling to around $20,000 per month. But I’m sure if an Apple store opens up there, most of you will be thrilled. Because what more do you need in life? /sarc.

If you happen to be walking by and they’re open – everything inside is 50% off.

Hoboken Paint and Hardware doomed thanks to zimmer

Description: Paint & Hardware. Essentially vacant now.
Address: 316 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: 201-222-0003

Legal Beans – Gone

Legal Beans closes “brick and mortar” in Hoboken, NJ {still delivers}

Well, it looks like being on the “doomed corner” of Newark & Garden finally did it in for Legal Beans, who closed shop for good – even after successfully re-opening after Hurricane Sandy – and expanding into the tasty BBQ business.

Note that Legal Beans has locations in Jersey City – and will continue servicing Hoboken with food delivery.

I think the only business that might be able to survive on this drenched corner would be a place like the Hoboken Dive Center.

Legal Beans Hoboken NJ BBQ doomed - Copy

legal beans closed in Hoboken NJ - Copy

Description: Cafe serving Coffee and espresso drinks, American cuisine, BBQ, baked goods, breakfast For rent. But you can still order delivery to Hoboken from Jersey City. (Every day but Tuesday).
Address: 86 Garden St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 533-8484

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Three A’s Olde Bar & Grill

Three A’s going through whimsical renovation in Hoboken

Three-A's in Hoboken NJ renovatingI love Cosmo over at Three A’s Bar & Grill in Hoboken. Set in his ways, but kind, humble and old school. A bit stubborn at times too, but that is what makes his character compelling.

Anyway, last summer, we reported that they were “for sale.” Not necessarily looking to jettison out of dodge, but rather “in the market for offers.”

Regardless – they’re now in the process of “minor renovations,” which have closed the place since the beginning of July. They intended on opening on July 14th – but missed that date.

Now – in the window is a sign indicating that a big grand re-opening is coming this Wednesday, July 23rd: “Come join us when we reopen to mark 15 years all thanks to you!” Perhaps they didn’t want to miss out on the St. Ann’s traffic?

You see, what strikes me as funny are the layers of contradiction going on here at Three A’s.

  • For one – you have a big happy “grand reopening” announcement…. and at the same time, a
  • “For Sale” sign in the window, and…
  • Rickety window frames dropping off the building making “bwooop” popping sounds like a Hanna-Barbara cartoon from the 70′s.

These may be small details – but the “neighborhood” is talking… and the weight of a “renovation” isn’t all that – if your place shows signs of decay and is for sale. Fix it up, Cosmo!

Three A's Hoboken NJ renovations

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Cork Wine & Spirits

Cork Wine & Spirits – Hoboken, NJ – 1450 Washington St.

Cork Wine Spirits now open Hoboken NJ 1450 Washington StreetQuietly opening up this past July 4th holiday weekend was Cork Wine & Spirits uptown at 1450 Washington Street.

This is a welcome addition for uptown residents, considering the nearest place to catch a buzz “to go” was a whopping block or two away.

The brand-spanking new location has a spacious feel to it, and a decent supply of carefully curated wines, beers and spirits. The interior is not yet complete, as additional signage and other decorations are on the way.

Cork Wine & Spirits will also be hosting many wine-tasting events in the near future, which is one of the reasons why plenty of space was left to “mingle.”

Note that Cork will have reasonable hours (closing no later than 11pm on weekends), and has delivery available NOW.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Cork!

Description: Cork Wine & Spirits. Beer, wine, spirits.
Address: 1450 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-942-9964
Online: corkwines.net

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Makeovers

Makeovers… makes a move in Hoboken to new location

Makeovers has long been a “staple” of Hoboken. A beauty supply store – as well as a full-service salon. Currently located at 302 Washington Street, they’re making a big move come this fall. By September 2014, they will have moved across the street to 327 Washington Street (former home of “Greetings from Hoboken.”)

They said the reason they’re moving is mainly because the location is still viable, and with better rent and the chance to re-structure their layout. Currently, many people walking by don’t even realize they offer salon services.

The new location will prominently feature BOTH the salon and “product” easily visible from the sidewalk.

Congrats and good luck, Makeovers!

Makeovers Hoboken NJ moving to 327 Washington Street

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Crumbs Bake Shop – Doomed

Crumbs Cupcakes: OVER

Looks like the low-carb revolution is gaining steam. Crumbs Bake Shop closes ALL stores. Whoops!

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