More Washington Street Vacancies


Two more businesses erased from “The Avenue”

The latest round of businesses to vanish from Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ…

Baskets of Distinction moving northward…

After many years of providing hand-made gift baskets and other specialty items, Baskets of Distinction owner Carmela Cirilli is packing up at the end of March – and moving to upstate New York. No word about what will come next to this location at 1102 Washington Street.

Baskets of Distinction moving out of Hoboken New Jersey - More Washington Street Vacancies

Baron’s Drugs suddenly closes

Not sure if this was as a result of another big pharmacy chain (Walgreen’s) moving to town – but Baron’s Drug Store is now closed. Existing customer accounts have been transferred to Walgreen’s – as well as the head Pharmacist Rudi Trivigno. A corporate buyout?

What will fill the spot at 416 Washington Street?

Baron Drug Store closed in Hoboken NJ - More Washington Street Vacancies

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Monday, June 6, 2011 3:49 pm

Does anyone have the new Upstate New York address for Baskets of Distinction? I need a helium ballon for a party on Saturday. Thanks!

Monday, March 28, 2011 1:24 pm

It’s sad to see so many empty storefronts on Washington Street. My suggestion the the city council is to adopt an ordinance that will penalize the landlords for keeping the stores empty fo more then 90 days. Add to that any landlord who charges more the $5,000 per month must register with the city real estate office, for example if a greedy landlord charges $10K per month for his storefront and he pays $20K in real estate taxes he’s made a profit of $100K on the store alone not counting what he/she for the apts above the store. Let them pay taxes up to 30% of the Income they generate from these storefronts. So if a landlord wants to charge $10K per month he should pay $36K in real estate taxes for that store. That may or may not control the high rents. Worth a look,

Sunday, March 27, 2011 8:46 pm

Love it – NYT hitting on the same general subject. If we want our main street to have funky one-off stores then we need to be customers at those same stores. It’s rather self-evident, but still worth reminding.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 8:42 pm

The time, brine, smoke and carving technique used. Katz’s melts in your mouth.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 8:14 pm

A Traders Joe would be a gold mine

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