We’re honestly running out of things to say…
This one is a gut punch, as Battaglia’s Home has been an integral part of the Hoboken renaissance for the past 25 years. One of the most active voices in the city’s commercial community, the Battaglia family has weathered storm after storm after storm—quite literally.
But sadly, this is it for the family-owned home furnishing store, as they have announced a going-out-of-business-sale from Friday through Monday, with the aim of liquidating their current stock.
hMAG was able to get in touch with owner Brian Battaglia—former President of the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce—who had the following to share with his faithful customers:
After 25 years of serving the Hoboken community, Battaglia’s Home will be closing its doors and running a Going out of Business Sale over the coming weeks.
We grew the business from a very small kitchen store on 10th and Bloomfield that we opened in 1993, to two stores on Washington Street, to the current store, which we opened in 2008. We are forever thankful for all of our customers who have treated us not only as a business but also as a part of the Hoboken community. Our business and our family grew up in Hoboken, and we feel fortunate to have been here to witness Hoboken develop into the town it is today.
We have loved watching your families grow and having children we met as babies come and work in the store as young adults. You let us into your lives in small ways when you needed wine glasses for a party or a candle for a teacher gift and bigger ways when we helped you layout and furnish your first apartment, or get a sleeper sofa for when your parents visited.
Never have we felt the love of our neighbors more than after Sandy destroyed our store and so many people came out to help us clean up and to purchase products they probably didn’t need to help us get back on our feet.
It has been a long and incredibly fulfilling journey but it is now time for us to move to another stage in our lives and our next challenge. Thank you to all of our customers, friends, and neighbors for your support and business through the years.
Brian and Alyse Battaglia
Battaglia’s exemplified the genuine local nature of the Hoboken commercial scene for a quarter century, whether it was on Washington Street or pushing the boundaries north of the viaduct—one of the city’s most prolific new neighborhoods.
They blazed a trail that many would follow—notably West Elm, the Williams-Sonoma home furnishing franchise that opened up right next door in October. While that opening brought an enhanced focus on retail in the far northern tracts of Hoboken, it obviously wasn’t enough, with the city’s primary commercial artery having been more or less severed for a number of years now.
And while plenty of others have come and gone, the loss of Battaglia’s will be viewed by many as a sea change in the Hoboken business ecosystem. They had done everything right, were passionately engaged in their community, and their announcement will leave a lot of heads shaking over the next few weeks.
That said, if you’re looking for home furnishings, and you haven’t been to Battaglia’s Home, get in there while you can… and be sure to thank them for all they’ve done to elevate this community over the past 25 years.