Saturday, April 12, 2008

mackey blue and maxwells



Mackey Blue:

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.



Maxwells-

Maxwells:

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.

2 comments:

amy said...

you are making me want to visit hoboken. mackey blue sounds so wonderful!

Amelia Plum said...

maxwell's is the best place to see a musical group, so intimate and infinitely cool. love the front window of mackey blue with the M in a flower. you might be leaving hoboken but you'll still be close enough to visit it as often as you like, might be a fun train ride with little m if you can get your mom to watch scarlet.