Anthropologie May Be Coming to Old Blockbuster Site

The women's clothing store could be moving into the vacant space at 412 Washington St.

This article has been corrected to show that the lease to 412 Washington St. has not yet been signed. It is not yet certain that women's clothing store Anthropologie will occupy the space.  

The lease at the old Blockbuster site, where women's clothing store Anthropologie may come next, hasn't been signed yet, said realtor Karina Abad, from RE/MAX Gold Coast in a phone interview on Monday night. 

In a blog post Abad announced the lease, but later said the deal wasn't done yet. 

Blockbuster Video, the previous tenant, closed in March 2011.  

In the first version of her blog post, Abad said Anthropologie is leasing the approximatly 7,000 square foot space for $50 per square foot, but terms for the lease may have changed, Abad said. Abad is not the agent assigned to this deal. 

Abad said she does not yet know when the new store will open but expects it to be sometime after completing renovation work.

Anthropologie sells clothes for several different occasions, seasons and locations, plus shoes, accessories, gifts and home décor. The chain, which has been in business since 1992, has more than 160 stores across the United States.

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Laurie Michelson May 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM
I think their sister store Urban Outfitters would've been a better choice for Hoboken.
concerned May 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Hope it is not expensive.
Gardiner4Freeholder May 14, 2012 at 02:31 PM
We will have to see how this effects the many women's clothing stores in Hoboken.
Jennifer B May 14, 2012 at 03:22 PM
I agree, Anthropologie is really expensive, Urban Outfitters is more affordable and with all the small boutiques in Hoboken selling items for $30 or less it doesn't make sense that people would actually want to shop there
rtrux May 14, 2012 at 03:47 PM
i would have preferred an urban outfitters too (since they sell men's clothes), but there are a lot of folks with money in town now who are the target anthropologie customer. the young moms from the shipyard/maxwell place and every other recent development will be all over this place.
Rory Chadwick May 14, 2012 at 04:23 PM
The spot is approx $25k a month with increases over many years. Im happy that its being utilized and will certainly be nice to have it filled rather than vacant but I don't see it lasting long. People in this town like shopping at places that give more personalized attention. Trader Joes would have been cool but they're opening just past the train tressel going out of Hoboken on Observer late 2012.
Hobbs May 14, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Most retail chain stores need large spaces to operate at a profit and Hoboken's Washington Street doesn't have many that would work. That is a good if you are a small bussiness and can't compete with the chains.
PeoplePlease May 14, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Def would have liked to have had a place that sells clothes for young, good looking men. I pretty much have to do all my clothes shopping in Manhattan.
Rory Chadwick May 14, 2012 at 08:30 PM
PP Who are you referring to as young and good looking?


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