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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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September 13, 2012

Hoboken Photo of the Day – Fall Flowers at Urban Nesters on Washington Street

Filed under: Hoboken,Photo Of The Day,Washington Street — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 11:35 AM

Today’s Hoboken Photo of the Day is of Fall flowers at Urban Nesters located at 706 Washington Street. The store owners recently added a new planter that includes these flowers and it adds a nice touch to the Urban landscape.

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June 14, 2012

Birds Beasts and Blooms Reception by Photographer Jayne Parker at Urban Nesters in Hoboken Saturday June 16th 2012 1-7pm

Birds Beasts and and Blooms Urban Nesters Hoboken  6-16-2012

Urban Nesters, a multi-faceted home furnishings and décor, custom and re-purposed antique furniture store located at 706 Washington Street in Hoboken is having a reception for renowned photographer Jayne Parker Saturday June 16th from 1-7pm.

Jayne Parker lives as an British expat in Hoboken, NJ. She has worked as a photographer since 2002. Her work has been selected by National Geographic, The International Photography Award committee and the New York Times among others. Her portraits have been short-listed for the Taylor Wessing Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Jayne was represented by the Bo-Lee Gallery at the Chelsea Art Fair 2011 and the Affordable Art Fair 2011. More of her work can be viewed at http://jayneparkerphotography.com.

There will be free drinks and h’orderves.

Urban Nesters has been open for several months and has been busy providing Hoboken with quality décor items for the home and custom furniture. They are located where the former Tribal Home and Wishing Tree stores were located across from the All Saints Episcopal Church. So far without their storefront sign even up (awaiting approval), they have enjoyed brisk sales and are definitely worth checking out. Their information is below…

URBAN Nesters of Hoboken

Address: 706 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-942-9333
Email: urbannesters@gmail.com
Website: www.urbannesters.com

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May 9, 2012

Special Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom at Hoboken’s Urban Nesters

For Mother’s Day, recently opened furniture and home accessories store Urban Nesters, located at 706 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ is offering complimentary gift wrapping as well as some special gifts.  The store sells furniture, repurposed antiques, home accessories and décor, kids items, gifts and more. They have not had their official grand opening but have been doing brisk business since opening up. Some special gifts for Mother’s Day include hand made Italian soaps from Florence and homemade soap dishes produced in neighboring Jersey City. Below is a photo of some of those offerings….

Urban Nesters Hoboken - Mother's Day

Urban Nesters

Address: 706 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201-942-9333

Website: www.urbannesters.com (under construction as of 5/9/12)

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February 3, 2012

Washington Street Shuffle: Cuban Travel and New Furniture Store Coming Soon! And a Barbershop Too!

In the shuffle that is Washington Street, here are some developments on Hoboken’s premier shopping street……

C&T Charter – Your Bridge 2 Cuba

Just up Washington Street a bit from future store Urban Nesters between 7th and 8th Streets is a new Cuban travel agency called C&T Charter – Your Bridge 2 Cuba. This naturally begs the question: Why just Cuba? Here is an explanation  from their website…

“In 2009 President Obama opened travel for Cuban Americans to freely visit their relatives in Cuba. C&T has transported over 1 million passengers to and from Cuba over the last twenty years. C&T will provide you with dependable, reliable, hassle free flight and first class hotels, transportation and other services necessary for you to have an enjoyable and memorable trip to Cuba.”

Here is wishing them luck….

C&T Charter’s address is 722-724 Washington Street  Hoboken, NJ 07030 and phone number is 201-484-0761. Their website is http://www.ctcharters.com/.

America’s Best Barbershop is V’s Barbershop – V for Victory?

America's Best Barbershop HobokenAt 1114 Washington St in Hoboken, V’s Barbershop is set to open up early 2012. They are an old fashioned barber shop chain that has the following services:

Standard Services:

  • Men’s Haircut Styles
  • Boys Hair Styles (8th grade & below)
  • Seniors Hair Cut Styles
    (10am-3pm weekdays)
  • Hot Lather Shave
  • Facial and Face Massage
  • Beard Trim
  • Moustache Trim

*Fathers & Sons: come in with your father, son or grandfather, and V’s will take a buck off each hair cut!


  • Tune-Up – In between hair cuts? Let V’s Barbershop tighten the edges and shave your neck.
  • The Works – Shampoo & hair cut, straight razor shave, shoeshine.
  • The Whole Deal- The Works, plus a relaxing facial and face massage. It’s the Best!
  • The Big Day- Getting married? Let V’s Barbershop give you & your groomsmen wedding hair cuts with The Works. Includes complimentary cigars.
  • Clean-Up – Are you a V’s customer and need your neck shaved? No problem, it’s on the house!

Shoe shines are available as well.

Go to their website at http://vbarbershop.com for more information.

Boken Question: What could the V possibly stand for? Visitor’?

or Vendetta?

No. The answer is Jim Valenzuela otherwise known as “V” who opened up his first shop in 1999 and shortly figured out that there was a big demand for upscale men’s haircuts and other services. Hence the franchise was eventually born out of that one idea from a single store.

Urban Nesters Furniture Store

Urban Nesters 704 Washington Street Hobobken

There will be a new Furniture store in Midtown Hoboken by the end of February if construction goes as planned. Furniture Store Urban Nesters is set to open their doors by then. This store located at the former Wishing Tree and Tribal Rug location at 706 Washington Street is owned by an experienced furniture retailer with over 10 years experience in upstate NY. More details to come as construction gets completed.

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