General Lumber Co.

General Lumber reopens in Hoboken, NJ after fire

Remember that Nor’easter and big fire back in April 2007?

Well, General Lumber at 2nd & Clinton Streets was one of the big victims, as it burnt to the ground.

About a month ago – they finally re-opened, and hope to be “the best hardware store in town.” They’re open Monday through Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm, and for now, closed on Sundays (until Labor Day).

Welcome back, General Lumber!

Description: Lumber retail store & Hardware. Reopened Summer 2012.
Address: 202 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201)659-5664

General Lumber in Hoboken, NJ – Before / After Fire

General Lumber Burned down April 16, 2007. Here’s what’s left.


Before the big fire:

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Sunday, July 22, 2012 10:38 am

This is the first real hardware store since Masarsky’s . Everyone who works there has a huge knowledge base to assist you in your home projects. This is what a real hardware store does.

Good luck to all the guys.

The Professor
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Thursday, July 19, 2012 4:33 pm

It will be good to have this hardware/lumber place around. Also, I agree with Oscar- cool reflection!

Thursday, July 19, 2012 3:23 pm

I stopped in a couple weeks ago and was really pleasantly surprised by the selection and service. The guys were helpful and had a sense of humor, which most of the employees of the other hardware stored lack. The hours are a little weird, but to be honest, if I’m doing work on a Saturday, I’m usually at the hardware store by 11am anyway and remember the part I forgot by 12, so I’m usually done by 3pm.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:56 pm

It is nice to see these guys make it back from a terrible event (especially when you can sell out given the value of real estate in town). However, I agree that they are shooting themselves in the foot with those hours. Locals might pay more if it’s convenient, but the hours are terrible. I would think most business owners would realize how much business is done between 5 and 7pm in Hoboken during the week. And there is no excuse for closing at 3 on a Saturday. I understand a mom and pop store having shorter hours when the only employees are Mom and Pop, but this is not one of those.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:38 pm

This store is a viable option for me as it’s closer to my condo than the Washington Street hardware stores. However, what’s with the 6 pm closing time during the week? Do they not realize that most people wouldn’t be shopping there mid-week until after work? Saturday, the one day most people can get to them, they close at 3. And these smaller stores wonder why the big box stores are pushing them out of business.

I don’t expect these smaller stores to match the prices of the big box stores. They can’t, as they don’t have the buying power. It’s a fair trade for not having to get in the car to go to Home Depot if I only need one or two items. But if I’m doing a big project and need a lot of supplies, then one does save a lot by going to Home Depot instead.

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