Lhea Skincare

8/28/2007 Update:

2007 saw Lhea Skincare come… and go. Effective September 15, 2007 Lhea Skincare will no longer operate in Hoboken, as the owner of this location is re-locating to California. I guess they didn’t “clean up” in Hoboken. Either that, or their slogan “Skin Food Restaurant” just skeeved some people out. Can you imagine what some people might have said when they saw that phrase as they walked by? “Hey Cindy, what’s that place?”… “Oh, you eat skin as food there. Sounds gross. Let’s go to Benny’s instead!”

Predict what will take it’s place!

If you purchase $50 or more of merchandise, they’ll cut the final cost in half.

Good luck on the left coast, Lhea!

Stands for: “Live Healthily Ever After” (in California)

lhea hoboken doomed relocating to california september 15 - Lhea Skincare
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2/3/2007 Update:

Awning done. Look complete.
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1/13/2007 Update:

Not sure if many of you have gone to Lhea yet, since it’s hard to tell what it is when they have no awning (they indicated they’re supposed to get the permit to install the already-made awning on the 16th.)

Here’s a picture of the manager Sally serving gelato-soap. Some other pictures of the rest of the store below. Mainly “food-like” soaps, along with baby clothes and many items for pets. Stuff smelled ok to me!

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12/15/2006 Update:

Last month, the eager proprietors of Lhea Skincare thought they’d be open on 11/12. Little did they know they’d need the HATT (Hoboken Actual Time Translator – patent pending). They opened officially yesterday. And today they’re giving away free samples of various bar soaps in different scents, like citrus, almond, coconut and others. Additionally, they have a gelato-like soap counter, where you can pick from various flavors, and they “scoop” it up for you.

They seem to have neat gift ideas, which just gives you another shopping choice this holiday season. Check it out, and let us know what you think!

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11/08/2006:
This Sunday, Lhea Skincare will be open for business, replacing the Doomed Kabloom flower shop.

Korean-based Lhea (pronounced “Lee-uh”), part of the CHB Group corporation, is making Hoboken their first U.S. location. The chain is also in the process of opening up two California locations as well. The main corporate website can be read in English, but the Lhea site is purely in Korean.

Here’s Purchasing Manager Sally Kim, along with the owner:
lhea skin care - Lhea Skincare

Description – Skincare products
Website – www.lhea.co.kr
Address – 413 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – (201) 222-1522
Contact- Nadya Obeidallah (store manager)

Here’s the Doomed old business:
KaBloom%20Flowers - Lhea Skincare

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SWredevelopTHIS
SWredevelopTHIS
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 5:08 pm

[quote comment=”41349″]I always feel bad when stores trying to do something different don’t quite make it.

Unfortunately, I can’t say that I’m surprised that they’re done.[/quote]

Kinda like all of 1st Street ❓

oceanbloo
oceanbloo
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 2:44 pm

I always feel bad when stores trying to do something different don’t quite make it.

Unfortunately, I can’t say that I’m surprised that they’re done.

hoebroken
hoebroken
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 2:25 pm

Quote: “Either that, or their slogan “Skin Food Restaurant” just skeeved some people out. Can you imagine what some people might have said when they saw that phrase as they walked by? “Hey Cindy, what’s that place?”… “Oh, you eat skin as food there. Sounds gross. Let’s go to Benny’s instead!””

AHAHAHAHAAH! Priceless, 411. 😀 I did get some strawberry “milk” lotion from there, but the implications of the signage outside never occurred to me until now. I could just see it: “North Jersey’s last bastion of cannibalism.” 😯

Goes well with Cup Joint’s prominently-displayed and way-original slogan (not), “EAT FOOD HERE.” Come to Lhea and “eat skin food here.”

MauMau
MauMau
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 1:28 pm

[quote comment=”41323″]I want to be a trust fund baby who can just waste money opening up ridiculously themed stores in trendy towns and not have to worry about whether or not they actually make any money. Come on people, did the owners of this place truly think there was a large demographic of people clammoring to buy food shaped soap?[/quote]

I believe the owners are Asian, and were probably convinced by the local realtors that Hoboken was hot for small businesses cause it’s sooo… trendy, and they would make a killing. The rent there had to be at least 8K a month. That’s a lot of soap.

willowsailgirl
willowsailgirl
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 1:21 pm

I want to be a trust fund baby who can just waste money opening up ridiculously themed stores in trendy towns and not have to worry about whether or not they actually make any money. Come on people, did the owners of this place truly think there was a large demographic of people clammoring to buy food shaped soap?

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