Here is a rundown of just some of the recent happenings on Hoboken’s busiest retail street, Washington Street. Feel free to add any other developments in the comments section below…
Tribal Home Finally Closes Rug Store
Tribal Home finally closed its bricks and mortars store down at their temporary location at 706 Washington Street on January 29th, the site of the former Wishing Tree store. They will still run their rug cleaning business but the retail portion of their business will remain online at www.tribalhome.com.
Jesse James Closes Hoboken Store
As reported earlier this week in local media, a fashion icon of a store Jesse James is closing shop to focus on their online business and NYC location. This location in Hoboken was here since 2006 and women that I know shopped there would swear by their blue jeans not necessarily for price but for cut and fit. TheBoken.com wonders if the closing was due to a pre-emptive part on the ownership since Anthropologie has been said to be coming to Hoboken at the 420 Washington Street location. I wonder how many other women’s clothing retailers will feel the pinch as well when Anthropologie finally opens shop.
Anthropologie Should Open in Hoboken in 2012
TheBoken.com was the first to break this story on August 29th, 2011 much to the chagrin of another numerically challenged local website. The link to the article is here: http://theboken.com/hoboken/washington-street-shuffle-big-retail-store-arrivals-anthropologie-and-office-depot-coming-soon/
The 420 Washington Street storefront facade has been cleaned up and a Halloween popup store named Spirit Halloween came and went. As of today there are no construction permits in the window but it is still anticipated that Anthropologie will still occupy this location sometime in 2012. Many in Hoboken wanted an Apple Store and Apple did purportedly take a look at the location but did not commit to this location.
Planet Fitness Construction Continues
Planet Fitness had some delays in opening this year and they have pushed back the date for their opening at February 7th according to their most recent customer service letter. As a courtesy people who signed up won’t be billed until March for using the gym as a sign of good faith by the owners of Planet Fitness. This is the site of the former Empire Fitness so people could be understandably weary of any delays but this delay in charging people seems to have created a bit of good will on behalf of future gym members that this company is on the up and up. Bel0w are some photos of the interior in progress…
Hoboken Robin Perches a Bit Higher at 728 Washington Street
Last but not least Hoboken consignment store Midtown Authentic is doing a Jefferson’s and moving on up to the second floor in the same building the store is currently at. It will not be a deluxe apartment in the sky but will offer more floor space then the basement location. The store is owned by Hoboken’s own Robin and it is felt that this bird derived superhero needed a higher perch than being a cellar dweller. Just saying. Below is Hoboken Robin on the right with one of his future customers, Grandma Wolf. Rumor has it she likes vintage purses.