Saturday, April 12, 2008
mackey blue and maxwells
My favorite store in Hoboken and I'm not just saying that because I consign my handmade there. Karen filled a gap in Hoboken for great stores that sell vintage housewares, furniture and all kinds kinds of neat old stuff (photographs, patterns, toys, aprons, cameras...)that was sadly missing. When I first moved to Hoboken and for a while there were vintage clothing stores and more antique stores then now but, almost all of them closed down. Hoboken has changed a lot over the years! It was sad for me because not only do I like to see independent stores do well. I also like to see ones that sell vintage. Thankfully, almost a year and a half ago, Mackey Blue opened shop and upon my first visit there I chatted up Karen and made a friend and a new business venture for myself. I am still excited each time I walk in to see my stuff there and also all the cool treasures Karen is always finding and bringing to the store. I also miss working there Wednesday nights as it was always a fun place to spend a few hours each week.
Many people have heard of Maxwells or if they live in the area have been here.
I have been going for around 17 years. That's a long time! I have seen so many shows here it is impossible to write them all down or even remember them. Here are a few: Robyn Hitchcock, The Lemonheads, Stereolab, Holly Go Lightly, Harvey Sid Fisher, The Lothars, Mary Timony, Quasi, Neko Case, The Moonlighters (our wedding band) Ted Leo. I could go on and on.
Like a home away from home I have spent many nights here whether it be for drinks and dinner or music. Many good times, lots of fun.