Luscious Paper – One year later


Here’s an update over a year after Luscious left Hoboken… Very interesting! Sounds like another horrible landlord again!

Read more below from owner Aixa, and find out how you still buy her products:

Why did Luscious leave?

“My name is Aixa Sobin and I am the owner of Luscious Paper. I meant to write for a long time about what happened and I never got the chance. I moved away from Hoboken, got married and had a baby. He is now almost 7 months old.” (Congrats, Aixa!)

hoboken-luscious-paper-logo.gif“I know this is probably old news but I would like a chance to speak the truth.

I had a three year lease, during these three years the landlord tried to evict me about 6 times for various things such as dripping air conditioner, leaving the door open to my customers, loud music. Etc.

The problem all began when I changed the locks because he was letting himself in my store at night and rearranging lighting that he did not like. He also would not allow me in the store before a particular time, and he seemed to think(since he lived downstairs) he can control of when I came in and when I left. I had to call the police several times. Because he would let himself in if I did not open the door for him. In any event I won every court case with and without my lawyer.

And finally my lease was up and he was not going to renew it and after all I had been through I did not want to renew it. I have honestly never been through such hell in my life. The thousands of dollars I spent trying to stay open and not be evicted. And the judge always ruled in my favor.For me the most difficult thing was being a former street vendor and getting a store so that I could get more Cred in the marketplace and having the trouble that I did. It was an extremely painful experience.

The last month of lease, I did not pay my rent cause he had a deposit that he was not going to give me back and I used that as rent.

I had made many improvements to the property, which he had helped me with and then in court he denied giving me permission, using that as grounds to evict me.

I am now looking for a location in Tribeca where I now live, doing the shows at Grand Central, Union Square I do wholesale for some major companies in the United States and I am having a warehouse/showroom sale at the moment at 131 Varick Street suite 917 on Mondays and Thursdays from 11-6pm.”

See old images after the jump…

4/5/2007 Update:

Boy, they got booted out of there in a hurry. “Evicted for non-payment of rents”.


Description – Paper, journals
Services – Paper of all types and textures,handmade journals
Website –
Address –
722 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030

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Sunday, December 27, 2009 4:19 pm

Nice going, resurrecting a case from April, 2008!

Reply to  mooshu
Sunday, December 27, 2009 4:38 pm

“Case” is putting it nicely. This is a three year shoving match / pissing contest.

In response to mooshu who said:

Nice going, resurrecting a case from April, 2008!

Reply to  plywood
Sunday, December 27, 2009 4:47 pm

is or was?

In response to plywood who said:

“Case” is putting it nicely. This is a three year shoving match / pissing contest.

Sunday, December 27, 2009 4:04 pm

H411 is correct..It is Sonny and Carol B….
The thing I find very hard to believe is that the tenant claims he went in her store at nite various times…
He lives 85 miles away in Seaside Park….
Perhaps, a little stretching of the truth ?????

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:45 pm

I posted #53 in order to show that the points made by chris in detail were points that Aixa made without such detail – but were overlapping details nonetheless.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:43 pm

Any chance Aixa will be posting a response?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:55 am

The landlord or, better put, the owner (as the word ‘landlord’ can carry a negative connotation) is a good and decent man, active in his community and fair to his tenants. Any owner in his or her right mind, protective of his investment and safeguarding the well-being of his tenants, would seek to rectify a potential fire hazard in his or her store front and has every right to do so. Along the same lines, an air conditioner is not meant to be used to counter-act the extreme heat produced by illegal lighting. Furthermore, a security deposit, as stated in most leases, is not to be used to pay the last month’s rent; rather, the deposit (minus any non- wear and tear costs, of course) is to be refunded back to the former tenant.

The property itself cannot rightfully be dubbed a ‘slum’ directly or indirectly. The owner, ever benevolent, has meticulously renovated the building throughout the years to provide the occupying tenants with a wonderful, comfortable working or living experience, an experience which mirrors his summer/retirement home he tirelessly built from the ground up with his very own talented hands.

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