Battaglia’s – Doomed
Battaglia’s Doomed in Hoboken
We sort of sensed something was up when the fake sales at Ballaglia’s started popping up.
They’re doomed after all these years. Probably the internet’s fault. And all the current and previous non-business-friendly mayors. And bike lanes.
See ya, Battaglia’s!
Battaglia’s staying put (for the moment)
March 14, 2014:
Those of you who’ve lived in Hoboken for a while, remember that Battaglia’s used to be located on Washington Street. And about six years ago, they “moved on up” to the northern edge of town on Willow Ave. between 14th & 15th Street.
And they’ve had their fair share of problems uptown, specifically after Hurricane Sandy flooded the place out. But they recovered just fine after much hard work.
However, several readers were wondering why the Battaglia’s location is currently listed as “available for rent” (at $31,000 per month).
Well, it turns out that owner Brian Battaglia has actually had his “feelers” out since the day they moved uptown. While they have NO intentions of going anywhere – he most likely wouldn’t turn away a prospective tenant willing to pay that rent. As he said “You just never know when you can make more money renting that running a business these days, especially in Hoboken.” Smart move to leave that option open, that’s for sure!
But he said that business is picking up quite nicely, and with all the new development up there (plus his own parking lot), he’ll be here in Hoboken until at least 2024 when his lease expires.
Shoot, if I were him, I’d probably want to rent the place too – and travel the world for a few years instead of the “daily grind.” But one can dream, right?
Battaglia’s: The Biggest store in Hoboken!
Today we have a long overdue update and virtual tour of Battaglia’s, which is located at 1414 Willow Ave.
I knew the place was big, but upon entering – you get a bit blown away, because you’re not used to such a spacious store in Hoboken. The first floor is loaded with a large array of various furniture collections, accessories and other household items – as well as chocolate truffles!? (an odd mix, but was told they’re a big hit!)
On the second floor, you’ll find an expanded selection of the housewares that made Battaglia’s popular on Washington Street. With parking in the rear – you might want to give yourself an excuse to check it out one day (if you haven’t already.) A pleasant surprise!
Virtual Photo Tour (24 images):
The grand-opening of the newly relocated Battaglia’s has to wait just a few more days.
February 2nd is now the “unlock date.” The interior looks spacious and inviting (if you imagine it complete, of course.)
Good luck uptown Battaglia’s!
A few readers wrote in wondering what the construction near the Hertz rent-a-car place is on Willow between 14th and 15th.
Although I’ve already touched on this on the “14th and Park Update” thread back in August of 2006, I figured I’d create a placeholder for the new Battaglia’s location currently under construction at 1414 Willow Avenue.
At Battaglia’s other location at 319 Washington St., they’ve set up what I call a little “diorama” display in the window telling you all about the new location. Floorplans, pictures, notes, and more. Call it the “Hoboken411 style window” if you must.
Initially, I thought this out-of-the-way uptown location would be an ill-fated move, but considering all the new development uptown, the new movie theater coming, plus they have parking in the rear (about 12 spots or so), they may stand a chance.
Good Luck, Battaglia’s!