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!

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Battaglia’s staying put (for the moment)

March 14, 2014:

Battaglias Home Update Hoboken NJ 1414 Willow Avenue - Battaglia's - DoomedThose 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?

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Battaglia’s: The Biggest store in Hoboken!

4/2/2009 Update:

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):

1/29/2008 Update:

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!

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7/26/2007:
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!

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Hobie1
Hobie1
Friday, November 5, 2010 1:31 pm

This weekend’s groupon is $25 for $75 worth of stuff

http://www.groupon.com/r/uu4965360

Check it out!

MaureenSullivan
MaureenSullivan
Thursday, April 2, 2009 11:37 pm

Thanks to the Battaglias for investing in the north end. Now all we need is that park at 1600 Park…

Hogansheros
Hogansheros
Reply to  MaureenSullivan
Monday, February 15, 2010 12:26 pm

My first visit will be my last at Battaglias uptown. There is a lack of warmth in this overpriced cold space. I made my way up to the housewares section upstairs. My bag accidentally knocked over a mug. No one assisted me so I preceeded to pick up the broken pieces. A young woman employee who I didn’t think spoke English as she didn’t know how to handle the situation- didn’t want to touch the glass. I’m sorry? I thought I was the customer? I threw out the broken pieces in their garbage and asked how much it was. There was barely a response from the woman and she said, “the price tag will be waiting for you downstairs.” I didn’t even have the chance to say, I’ll pay for the broken item. Needless to say, “You broke it you bought it” should be framed on the door. I will never shop this place again.

In response to MaureenSullivan who said:

Thanks to the Battaglias for investing in the north end. Now all we need is that park at 1600 Park…

Brian@BattagliasHome
Brian@BattagliasHome
Reply to  Hogansheros
Friday, March 5, 2010 7:18 pm

I am sorry you had a disappointing experience shopping at our store. It is not our policy to have any customer pay for something they broke. If it happened in this case, I am sorry and will certainly try to make it up to you if you would like to contact me. The store number is 201-798-1122 and my extension is 10. Our success over the years has always come because we serve our customers well and they come back over and over again. For that I am thankful to all of our loyal customers. Brian Battaglia In response to Hogansheros who said: My first visit will be my last at Battaglias uptown. There is a lack of warmth in this overpriced cold space. I made my way up to the housewares section upstairs. My bag accidentally knocked over a mug. No one assisted me so I preceeded to pick up the broken pieces. A young woman employee who I didn’t think spoke English as she didn’t know how to handle the situation- didn’t want to touch the glass. I’m sorry? I thought I was the customer? I threw out the broken pieces in their garbage and asked how much it was. There was barely a response from the woman and she said, “the price tag will be waiting for you downstairs.” I didn’t even have the chance to say, I’ll pay for the broken item. Needless to say, “You broke it you bought it” should be framed on the… Read more »

Puddycat
Puddycat
Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:50 pm

I had no idea they sell chocolates and Empire coffee! I shall make a stop in short order to stock up on these “essentials”! 😆

mooshu
mooshu
Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:48 pm

GREAT photos! I trekked up here in February. And I liked the interior a LOT– it’s easy to forget that one is in the middle of mad traffic and gas stations.

To me, the furniture and carpeting was overpriced (as was a monstrosity of a long-furred pillow). And I’m not into modern yet uncomfortably square-ish couches which seemed to be a recurring theme. I prefer relatively squishy, older models, especially while relaxing and watching television.

Modern, square-ish couches are nice to look at, yes. But they’re just not comfortable to sit in. Blech.

I DID enjoy the housewares, though. All the cooking and baking supplies were nice. And I almost bought a baseball-diamond-shaped chip and dip dish. :mrgreen:

funnygal
funnygal
Thursday, April 2, 2009 4:19 pm

They have some nice stuff but are totally overpriced.

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