Copper Kettles – Cooked to a Crisp

Copper Kettles Kitchen Store closing in Hoboken, NJ

Copper Kettles Doomed in Hoboken NJ - Copper Kettles - Cooked to a CrispWell, this is really no surprise. Copper Kettles is closing soon in Hoboken. In fact, their website arrived early to the closing ceremonies.

But why? Might you ask, would a wholesome store filled with “necessities” close in Hoboken? Hmm. I don’t know where to begin, but let’s ponder many of the possibilities here:

  • Hoboken Historical Commission BULLSHIT. I recall when the previous doomed business opened, and then closed (Life is Good), they said that the city would NOT allow them to modify their storefront to make it more attractive to retail customers. Fuck these “know it all’s” and their (non) knowledge of what it takes to maintain a thriving local business. Who the hell are they to tell a business what works and doesn’t? BOO!
  • Everyday goods on Washington Street? Fugghedaboutit! Well, it’s apparent that these business-owners didn’t realize the power of the internet and online commerce. Because pretty much everything they sold could be had at 20-50% less online. And customers obviously knew that. Sorry.
  • Speaking of price – one thing happens that allows a business to “charge more” than online. It’s called customer service. Apparently Copper Kettles could not offer that “after the sale” perk that would entice customers to be willing to spend a few extra bucks. Whoops.
  • Complete lack of passion. Other than the BS city crap most businesses have to contend with – THIS may be the main reason Copper Kettles failed. They had the pulse of a pile of ROAD KILL. Such a minimal effort to engage customers. To build relationships. To interact with passerby. To show that “stuff was happening inside.” Apparently – this business thinks everything can be achieved digitally – with no “organic” involvement. Or a simple sandwich board that says “stuff is here.” Well, what happened?

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Regardless – we’re not certain they’re relocating anywhere else (based on their non-existent website), it’s apparent that “kudos” from phony blogging bitches and glossy advertising magazines is actually the kiss of doom. In the end you get what you put in, and they didn’t put much in other than “daddy’s capital.”

You want kitchen stuff? Head up to Battaglia’s on Willow. A long-time business (who hopefully survives).

Description: Empty Storefront Coming Soon
Address: 536 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Web: N/A
Phone: N/A

Copper Kettles Hoboken – 536 Washington St.

11/5/2011 Update:

Had a chance to swing by Copper Kettles (536 Washington St.) the other day – and spent some time taking pictures of the store as the shelves were being stocked with inventory. Owner Bina Patel has this message for Hoboken residents!

“Greetings, Hoboken!

I’m thrilled to welcome you to the Grand Opening of Copper Kettles on Monday, November 8th!

Copper Kettles, located at 536 Washington Street, aims to provide experienced chefs as well as the simply “epicurious” the tools necessary to take a recipe from stovetop to tabletop, and to do it with flair! Whether you’re preparing an every day dinner, entertaining family and friends, or looking for something unique, our goal is to help you find quality gifts and essentials for the well-equipped kitchen.

So come by, take a look around and give us your feedback – doors open at 11am and we look forward to meeting you!”

Take a virtual tour of the store (24 images). Click the icon on the lower right for full-screen HQ photos:

Open Seven Days a Week

Copper Kettles will be open seven days a week, with the following hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 11am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 12pm to 8pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 6pm

Copper Kettles: Kitchen & Housewares

9/20/2010 Update:

Coming soon to occupy the vacant former home of Spreading the News – Life is Good at 536 Washington Street is Copper Kettles.

Many Hoboken ladies I’ve spoken with are thrilled, saying the upcoming store opening is quite a bit more exciting that your usual bar, restaurant or massage parlor. Other residents, who were a bit disappointed that Battaglia’s moved so far uptown were pleased to have a closer option – but pray that more practical items will be for sale besides “over-priced kitchen tchotchkes.”

Copper Kettles coming soon to Hoboken NJ 536 Washington Street - Copper Kettles - Cooked to a Crisp


What Next? (536 Washington St.)

[Continuing this week’s “What’s Next for Hoboken?” series here on Hoboken41…]

What next at 536 Washington Street Hoboken NJ - Copper Kettles - Cooked to a Crisp

“Historical Preservation” causes loss of money

Face it – whether you enjoy the architectural design styles of days gone by or not – some storefronts are just not attractive anymore in Hoboken.

I recall the defunct owners of Spreading the News – Life is Good at 536 Washington Street telling me about the nightmares they had to go through just to open up their tiny t-shirt store. The bottom line was, that they were unable to make any major modifications to facade and window area, the signage – not even that ugly black color!

Not sure about you, I feel that unless they relax these so-called restrictions on businesses that choose to open shop here – pretty much anything that comes here is doomed!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:36 pm

Saddly most of their products are not nasalities. I don’t need tart tins. I have all the pots and pans that fit in my kitchen. when I broke a measuring shot glass, I replaced it with one from Copper Kettle. But I don’t need more than one of any of the reusable products they sell.

Also how many of their target shoppers eat in or eat out?

Friday, September 12, 2014 1:06 pm

My go to place is Williams Sonoma or Sur La Table. The way I look at it, I buy things for the kitchen once and only once if I buy exactly what I am looking for and it is exceptional quality. Copper Kettles had nice things, but for me it did not offer the benefit of being able to compare and decide carefully.

Saturday, November 6, 2010 10:50 pm

Copper Kettle

Onward and upward! Good Luck. 😉

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:45 am

Lovely (and exciting!) to hear everyone’s looking forward to the opening of Copper Kettles – thank you for the posting, Hoboken411! I’d welcome any input on what you’d like to see stocked in the store…lemme know, Hoboken 😀

Reply to  CopperKettles
Friday, November 5, 2010 6:45 pm

in 1957 there was a copper kettle on the corner of garden and 4th kids played hookey and hung out there..not its a pizza place[quote comment=”197763″]Lovely (and exciting!) to hear everyone’s looking forward to the opening of Copper Kettles – thank you for the posting, Hoboken411! I’d welcome any input on what you’d like to see stocked in the store…lemme know, Hoboken [/quote]

Reply to  wiskeytango1
Friday, November 5, 2010 9:45 pm

Also known as the “pit”[quote comment=”199625”]in 1957 there was a copper kettle on the corner of garden and 4th kids played hookey and hung out there..not its a pizza place


Reply to  escaped68
Saturday, November 6, 2010 8:42 am

escaped68 to your remember Penners on garden btn thrid and forth. im class of 57 what were you?? also snuck to interstate park half a day.[quote comment=”199636″]Also known as the “pit”


Thursday, January 7, 2010 1:13 am

I used to live and work in Hoboken until recently. I represented a business where I worked to obtain an “ok” for new signage. It’s been well documented about the rampant corruption regarding rules and regulations in Hoboken, but none worse than what I had seen with the “Historical Department” or whatever they called themselves. I personally watched the “woman” who was giving out the permits get a certain twisted glee out of the misplaced power she had over signage. And it wasn’t just against the little guy. She was harassing a man about some signage for the alleged Starbucks that was to be placed in the building by the 9th Street light rail. He was wanting to put a hanging wooden banner sign (that looks pretty classy to me, but hey, who the hell am I to judge I guess), when she practically wagged her finger at him and said, “No way! That’s not historical!”. Um, 1.) What is “historical” about a mostly glass building created in 2008 and 2.) How the hell does *she* know what “historical” is? Anyway, he pointed out that there were other businesses in town that had the very same signage that he wanted, and she dismissed him with, “Well, they were put up before this rule”. She then shot down another contractor for another business haggling about how many chairs “you think that you will be getting in this business?” (Again, with that condescending tone). Oh, all the while, you ask, why was… Read more »

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