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April 25, 2013

Spring Kickoff Fiesta and Trunk Show at 1 fifty five Hoboken Saturday, April 27th, 11am-7pm

Ladies, if you have a passion for fashion then this event could be for you (and free margaritas)……

Spring Kickoff Fiesta and Trunk Show @ 1 fifty five

with Vix Swimwear, Voda Swimwear, Lipault Luggage and Tees by Tina

Saturday, April 27th, 11am-7pm

1 fifty five trunk show Hoboken 5-27-20131 fifty five is hosting a fashion trunk show on Saturday, April 27th from 11am -7pm. They are having a Spring Kickoff Fiesta with Voda Swimwear, Vix Swimwear, Lipault Luggage and Tees by Tina.

The event will be going on from 11:00am-7:00pm, and there will be margaritas, tasty treats and special promotions all day. A fifty five is located at 55 First Street Hoboken, NJ. RSVP at: customerservice@fiftyfivegroup.com.

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March 19, 2013

Genetic Denim and Oak By Sara Trunk Show at Platform Boutique in Hoboken Saturday March 23rd, 2013

Filed under: Hoboken,Platform Boutique — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 4:05 PM

Platform Boutique Hoboken Trunk Show 3-23-2013

Genetic Denim and Oak By Sara Trunk Show at Platform Boutique

in Hoboken  Saturday March 23rd, 2013

Here is an event that should attract its share of fashionista beer drinkers. Platform Boutique is excited to host a trunk show featuring Genetic Denim, an LA based denim line known for its soft hand and unique fabrication; and One Oak by Sara Jewelry, whose edgy, handcrafted pieces adorn both celebrities and fashion mavens.

Date: Saturday, March 23rd between 11am and 7pm

Sponsor: Peroni Beer

Location: Platform Boutique 100 Bloomfield Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Be sure to Like Platform Boutique on Facebook and RSVP to yellow@platformboutique.com for an event you definitely won’t want to miss!

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November 28, 2012

Ho Ho 4 Hoboken! Santa Claus Day, an Eat, Drink, Shop Hoboken Citywide Event! -Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 2:00pm until 9:00pm

Filed under: fundraiser,Hoboken,Hoboken Businesses,Shopping — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 3:50 PM

This event is being promoted by Rory Chadwick of Hoboken, and occasional writer and source for TheBoken.com. This is like Santa-Con with not just the booze, but eating and shopping as well. Here is Rory’s promo below….

Ho Ho 4 Hoboken! Santa Claus Day, an Eat, Drink, Shop Hoboken Citywide Event!

Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 2:00pm until 9:00pm

Ho Ho Ho 4 Hoboken is a community coming together for a fun filled day of eating, shopping and drinking. Rather than have a crawl, were going to expand the day to incorporate specials from not just certain bars. Every bar, restaurant and retail store can send in their specials to the organizers so that everyone can participate. Patronizing the entire Hoboken business community versus having a short list of bars to go to will benefit every business just before Christmas arrives. Shortly, a website will go live and it will be updated daily to show you the specials.

It is free to attend and you can choose to get dressed up, or you can come just as you are. It is a day to patronize the entire community. Hoboken, having been badly devastated by Hurricane Sandy needs local business more than ever before. To help make our community better and stronger, sooner rather than later. We’re offering a specials bracelet for just $20, the bracelet will give you access to all the specials in Hoboken and your $20 will benefit rebuildhoboken.org. We’re shooting to raise $20,000 and with a great turn out, we can make that happen! Buy bracelets here http://www.indiegogo.com/hohoho4hoboken?c=home&a=356456

Again, this is open to any business in Hoboken that wants to participate. In the wake of Sandy, every business in town needs your financial support, so as a community we should visit everyone and not just certain places. So many great landmark businesses are on the verge of losing everything, so many business owners have massive out of pocket costs. Far too many residents lost everything and have no place to call home, they are homeless. As the amazing Hoboken community that we are, we will Ho Ho Ho 4 Hoboken on Saturday, December 22nd and while we spread $$ to the awesome businesses of Hoboken, NJ we are also raising money for our friends, businesses and colleagues in need. Registration locations to be announced shortly, as well as other important details

It will be a great day! Please remember that while we’re all out to have a good time and raise money for www.rebuildhoboken.org, we do need to respect our neighbors and community. Please drink responsibly and have a good time :) For further information or detail please send messages through this page or post your questions. Together, as a Hoboken community we can have a fun time and make a huge difference.

Buy bracelets or make donations here:  http://www.indiegogo.com/hohoho4hoboken?c=home&a=356456

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/492787114085670/

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November 16, 2012

Washington Street Shuffle – Stone Hut Closing End of November – 25% off Sale

The Stone Hut located at 1028 Washington Street will be closing at the end of November.  Everything is 25% off except Trollbeads and Lighting.  The display cases are all for sale. The owners would like to thank everyone for supporting them!  They hope to see their customers  at their store in Long Branch, NJ.

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September 28, 2012

Washington Street Shuffle – Recent Changes to the Hoboken Retail Street-scape

Here are some recent changes additions and subtractions to Washington Street in Hoboken that TheBoken.com has recently observed. Please note that this is not complete and feel free to send any tips to theboken@gmail.com about any changes in businesses going on in the Mile Square.

Urban Nesters Gets Signage- Urban Nesters, a store located at 706 Washington Street that sells home furnishings and decor, custom furniture and re-purposed antiques recently got their signage and exterior lighting installed. They opened up earlier this year and business was brisk before they got their signage. Now people will know the brand name behind artfully executed custom furniture at reasonable prices and so much more.

Muscle Maker Grill Opens at 217 Washington Street- This chain offers healthy meals for those on the go but it is not fast food and is made to order. They deliver as well and the delivery fee is $1.50.

Muscle Maker Grill Hoboken Exterior #1

Chipotle Grill to come to 229 Washington Street soon-  This Mexican fast food eatery chain founded in 1993 emphasizes sustainability and better food practices such as naturally raised chicken, pork and beef and was and early adopter the elimination of  trans fats. Now they will be in Hoboken soon.

Chipotle Grill Hoboken

Red Mango is set to join the Hoboken Fro-Yo craze- Red Mango a well regarded frozen yogurt chain will throw its hat in the ring in Hoboken with a bunch of ice cream and frozen yogurt shops already established. The location is at 213 Washington Street and the construction has been going on for a while.

Red Mango Hoboken

Famous Pizza replaces Pome Frittes at 207 Washington Street- They were initially set to be Famous Artichoke Pizza but it turns out that name was already taken in NYC. Now that that Trademark dispute seems to be settled they will make a go of it at this location. And yes, they serve artichoke pizza as well as the standard pizza fare.

Famous Pizza Hoboken

Ricky’s Popup Halloween Store Opens Again for Fall Season- Located at 222 Washington Street, this is one of two stores that will allow most people to pick up just about anything they need to make a

Ricky's Halloween Popup Store

Maoz Vegetarian at 315 Washington Street Papered Up- This vegetarian shop is either under renovation or closed. Stay tuned to see what happens with this location.

Maoz Hoboken Closed or Not

UPS Store coming to Hoboken at 330 Washington Street- We already have a FedEx store so why not a UPS store? This should be a fairly convenient location for many in Hoboken who send out a lot of packages and would prefer to ship out in a store.

UPS Store Hoboken

Sprint store at 416 Washington Street has been open for a while - The major players are AT&T, Verizon, and T Mobile but Sprint is still sticking around hoping to capture some of the high end cell phone market in this affluent city.

Sprint Store Hoboken

Spirit Halloween Popup Store Opening Soon (or Open)- Spirit is a Halloween Popup store located at the former Blockbuster Store at 420 Washington Street location. They have some pretty cool costumes as well as animation gadgets for the home that are downright ghoulish. You know it is Fall when these stores hit Hoboken.

Spirit Popup Store Hoboken 2012 Hiring

Adios Sol Caibe, Hola Sabores!- Sol Caribe closed its doors at 518 Washington Street and is now open as Sabores and under new management. This location has unfortunately seen a lot of turnover over recent years and for once we hope that a concept pans out and has a good run.

Sabores Hoboken

Lana Santorelli Gallery- This Art Gallery at 628 Washington Street stated packing up last week and has moved. When we get the location we will let you know. The high rent of Washington Street could have been a factor.

Lana Santorelli Gallery for Rent

Ibby’s location at 614 Washington Street still up for rent- As of yet no takers after this falafel place failed to compete with Mamoun’s which has done well since it opened up down the street.

Ibby's Hoboken Closed

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July 26, 2012

Bio and Chic Has Closed Its Doors in Hoboken but it’s B2B and Website is Going Strong

Below is an email from Bio and Chic Owner, Phoebe Osman. While her store is closing its brick and mortar presence in Hoboken at 262 First Street she is reporting that they are doing very well with the eCommerce and retail website portions of the business. In addition they have a POS system for sale for any interested upstart businesses that might be coming to Hoboken soon.

Bio and Chic Has Closed Its Doors [But still open for business online!]

Hello All,

I must thank everyone for welcoming us to Hoboken’s business community.  At this time our online and wholesale b2b is growing so fast we have decided to close the doors to our retail store and focus wholly on the b2b side of  things.  It has been our pleasure to experience Hoboken at it’s very best. While we are no longer operating our physical store our website is going strong at www.bioandchic.com and Hoboken residents receive a 20% discount when using the code ‘Hoboken’.

Now that we have closed our doors we have both our POS system and our outdoors standing signboard that we no longer need.  Both have been hardly used and are in like new condition.  If anyone needs a new POS system or knows someone who does, please contact me or Adam here at the store by phone or email for pricing.  The details are listed below and are attached to this email as well.

Take Care Everyone and Happy Selling!

Phoebe Osman

Bio and Chic

POS System Specs:

  • HP AP5000 All-in-One with Keyboard, Mouse, MSR, Touch Screen Monitor, Receipt Printer, Barcode Scanner, Credit Card Swipe and Cash Drawer
  • On-Site parts replacement
  • An already paid for technical support line
  • Software that includes:  Payment Module, Inventory Management, Back Office, Management Reporting, Customer Database, Time and Attendance and Employee Management

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July 14, 2012

Ellen Arthur Jewelry at Maxwell’s 9.13.34 in Hoboken

Filed under: Hoboken,Maxwells,Retail Stores — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 8:45 AM

Owner of Maxwell’s 9.13.34, a boutique located at 508 Court Street  in Hoboken is carrying Ellen Arthur Jewelery. Read below for more details in her latest email promo…

“Dear Friends,

We love the American entrepreneurial spirit, authentic creativity and MADE in the USA!  Hello Ellen!

From her Chicago studio, Ellen Arthur her jewelry from antiqued brass and gunmetal… some of which are with chunky sophisticated neutral colored crystals wrapped in oxidized chain.. The beautiful burnished metals and captivating bib necklaces marry modernity with old world richness. She’s young, gifted & "gets it"!  We had to snap some of them up for you, and so we did just that!  These hand made in USA pieces have just arrived in-store!

Ellen Arthur Collage Maxwell's 9.13.34 HobokenLeft:  BRASS CHAIN FRINGE COLLAR NECKLACE $215.00 A rich patina fringe dripped artisanal collar.

Middle:  OLD GOLD FRINGED TRIPLE LAYER BRACELET $215.00 Meaningful, contemporary & old all in one with a rich patina.

OLD GOLD LONG FRINGED LARIAT $225.00 A versatile, super chic layering piece or alone as a belt or elongated necklace… be your own stylist!

Available in store and on line at www.maxwells91334.com and go to JEWELRY / then to NECKLACES & BRACELETS.

The red doors will be open to greet you this Saturday and Sunday  from 12 noon to 7 pm!


Deb Maxwell”


Maxwell’s 9.13.34

508 Court Street – "The Red Doors" Hoboken, NJ 07030

Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 7 pm

Website 24/7 at www.maxwells91334.com

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July 6, 2012

Maxwell’s 9.13.34 Has Suggestions to Light up Your Life

Deb Maxwell of Maxwell’s 9.13.34 located at 508 Court Street on weekends once again has some style tips that will hopefully not have you hanging from a chandelier with excitement as that would create a huge safety risk. Just kidding but in all seriousness do read on and be illuminated with some style wisdom and tips from Ms. Maxwell even if you don’t plan to make a purchase but TheBoken.com always encourages shopping local whenever possible….

Dear Friends,

[A Great Chandelier] Makes yours not just a house but your home.  Home is, after all, your nest…. your sanctuary.  (Additionally, it enjoys air conditioning!)

Maxwell's 9.13.34 Chandelier Collage 7-6-2012

How does a chandelier impact a persons moods & emotions?

To see a chandelier in a dream represents grandeur and greatness. You see a bright future ahead.  Positivity!   If the chandelier is made of crystal, then it symbolizes wealth. It also produces a shimmering mood on the room. It highlights your decor and elevates the home ambient to a heightened level.  It ices a modern, traditional or eclectic home with an atmospheric shimmer that conveys elegance & sophistication to both you and your guests.

From photo above:

Top left and center CRYSTAL on AGED BRONZE DAISY 5 ARM CHANDELIER vintage 24" W X 17" H / Chain 20"  $650.00

This is a fabulously French gracious sweep of daisies. Not your standard chandelier. FYI…1st dibs offers a petite one
arm at $1,650.00 & a pink (yes, pink) 6 arm at $1,800.00. 

Bottom center EDISON STYLE LIGHT BULB 1.75" Diam. X 4.5" H / 60W  $10 to $12.00 each

Available in tubular & classic styles. For use with clear glass lamps and others. Is traditional & modern at the same time.
60 watt. Please note that these bulbs are 240 volts.  FYI…. better for form than function.

Bottom right  GLASS CHANDELIER PRISM 4.25" L X 5/8" $8.00 each

Replacements for chandeliers or create your own magic using fish line and stringing them from existing fixtures.

All available in store and on line at http://www.maxwells91334.com  Go to FURNITURE etc. / then to LIGHTING (Subject to availability at time of order).

Maxwell’s 9.13.34 will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 7 pm.  Stay cool!


Deb Maxwell

Maxwell’s 9.13.34

508 Court Street – "The Red Doors"

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon to 7 pm

Shop 24/7 at http://www.maxwells91334.com

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June 29, 2012

Jersey Cats Adoption Day this Saturday June 30th at Hoboken Pet from 1-4pm

Join Jersey Cats in Hoboken for Adoption Day this Saturday June 30th at Hoboken Pet from 1-4pm.

Jersey Cats Adoption Day

Location: Hoboken Pet

Address: 524 Washington Street, Hoboken NJ

Date and Time: Saturday June 30th from 1-4pm

C’mon, come cuddle a kitten. You may just meet your new best friend! For more information on Jersey Cats go to their website at: http://www.jerseycats.org/
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June 27, 2012

Washington Street Shuffle- The Latest on Hoboken’s Premier Retail Street

Here is a the latest update on the ever shifting business landscape on Washington in Hoboken. By no means is it complete and this week’s focus is below 8th Street….

Artichoke Pizza Court?

Famous Artichoke Pizza is set to open up at 207 Washington Street soon at the former Fresh Pommes Frites site but not without its share of controversy. Artichoke Pizza (http://artichokepizza.com/) is a 4 restaurant chain in NYC that is in no way affiliated with this new store opening in Hoboken. It has been reported in local media that two former employees are opening up this store and insist that their name is different as well as the recipe. Expect to potentially see this hit the courts before the grand opening assuming the owner of Artichoke Pizza in NYC can get on the docket.

Matt and Meera Open a BYOB Restaurant

Matt and Meera, located at 618 Washington Street opened up this week in Hoboken and is an Indian inspired restaurant but not Indian. No food review yet but their menu is below in a link. The interior is nicely done and the menu inexpensive based on solely on price. Hopefully Matt and Meera opening a restaurant has a lot more taste than Zack and Miri Make a Porn (actual movie title). We look forward to trying it ourselves and not some contrived quid quo pro “I will work for food” tasting that in no way reflects what the customers will get based on some megalomaniac’s hater blog of retail coercion. You simply can’t trust that source on anything, even food related.

Matt and Meera Menu Hoboken 6-26-2012

Oh Sweet Serenity! Another Closure on Washington Street

Serenity Boutique, A woman’s and children’s boutique has closed its doors at 736 Washington Street. The world of woman’s clothing store retail is a harsh one with even the venerable Jesse James recently closing as well. Perhaps there is an excess of women’s clothing stores in Hoboken. Then again clothing store Anthology between 7th and 8th on Washington Street seems to consistently do a booming business. Getting the right mix of clothes and the right price point can be difficult. Rent can always be an issue but at the end of the day TheBoken.com believes if  a store can establish the right mix of product at the right prices, it can succeed in Hoboken. Blathering on about parking being the exclusive cause like some other unbalanced blogger in town does is simply is a cop out and shows a lack of business acumen.

TheBoken.com of course is sorry to see this business owner not be able to stay open. Success sometimes comes from failure. Look at Lebron James this year. He had to lose an NBA title before he could win one.

Prudential Realty Moving

A Prudential Move?

Prudential Castle Point Reality is scheduled to move uptown at 626 Washington Street as of July 1st according to their signage.

Prudential Realty Moving to 626 Washington Street

Sprint Store Hoboken

Its a Sprint to Get More Cell Phone Share!

The Sprint Store at 416 Washington Street has signage which usually indicates that the opening could be soon. Yeah, another cell phone store on Washington Street! Yippee!


A Longtime Business Passes On

Hoboken Antiques located at 511 Washington Street recently had their owner Dora Stern pass on after many years in Hoboken as a business.  Medicine Man Pharmacy is slated to replace this store and perhaps pickup as a mid-town replacement to Barron’s Drug which served the Hoboken community well for many years until they sold off their customer list to Walgreen’s Pharmacy.

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