High End Luxury Comes to Hoboken
Brad and Creighton Kodak had been living in Hoboken, so when they were looking for their next store to open five years ago they figure there was now better place than their own town to do it. Add the fact that luxury jewelry options here in town were so limited, it made perfect sense. W. Kodak Jewelers has been family owned and operated for over 35 years, and the two brothers are keeping the family tradition alive and well here in Hoboken.
Selling brands from Breitling, Roberto Coin, Tacori, Baume & Mercier, Michele, Tag Heuer, Movado and Gabriel & Co, they have certainly brought the luxury market to town. Excellent service, attention to detail, value and quality have always been their standards. This has helped them continue to grow, and their main challenge has been outgrowing their current space and hitting the uptown market. They answered this challenge by deciding to open their second flagship store in the new Maxwell Place building, set to open in the next couple months. The new store will allow them to expand their line of brands while catering to the uptown market.
Hoboken does have its challenges for businesses, and not surprisingly parking is their biggest concern. They encourage the town to get more of the local businesses involved in the street fairs. They would also like to see the town get behind initiatives more like Small Business Saturday.
In addition to a few improvements here and there, business for W. Kodak has done well in Hoboken by staying true to their roots established 35 years ago. Staying in business in Hoboken after five years has been an even more impressive accomplishment though, as they see others closing on a weekly basis.
The Next Five Years
Success comes in all shapes and sizes and these businesses have truly defined success. Congrats to you all and all the best on to all our local businesses on continued success in 2015 and beyond.
Here at hMAG, we are excited to reach the five-year mark and are looking forward to the future. Our original editor, Chris Halleron, will be taking over the reins here in Hoboken, as we look to see what’s next on the horizon.