The site of Prime Time Cleaners in Hoboken, which occupies 875 square feet on Jackson Street at the base of 7 Seventy House — Courtesy: Bijou Properties
By Joshua Burd
A locally owned dry cleaner has opened the doors to its second Hudson County location at a newly developed, 424-unit apartment building in western Hoboken.
The operator, Prime Time Cleaners, has taken 875 square feet on Jackson Street at the base of what’s known as 7 Seventy House, according to developer Bijou Properties. The business will be among 24,000 square feet of retail space at the property, bringing an additional service to residents of the 14-story building and of the emerging neighborhood around it.
“The opening of Prime Time Cleaners 2 is notable on multiple fronts,” said Larry Bijou, managing partner of the Hoboken-based development firm, which built 7 Seventy House in partnership with Intercontinental Real Estate Corp.
“First and foremost, it delivers a needed service to all the residents of this new lifestyle center. It is also a sign of the resiliency of the Hoboken business community. At a time when many small business owners are facing challenges, a retailer opening a new location is an occasion to be celebrated.”
The Hoboken storefront is the newest installment of Prime Time Cleaners, joining its flagship location at 723 Secaucus Road in Jersey City, according to owner Max Aliiev. The business will handle dry cleaning in house at the Jersey City location.
“We’re very excited to open in Hoboken’s west end,” Aliiev said. “7 Seventy House will provide direct access to a large customer base within the building itself. We are also ideally located to provide service to the surrounding neighborhood, which has become a bustling residential community. It was the perfect opportunity to expand our business.”
The property, which was designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, opened last fall and is now more than 70 percent leased. The developers also noted that residents now occupy more than half of the units at 7 Seventy House.
The building includes studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
“We’re incredibly happy to welcome Prime Time Cleaners-2 to 7 Seventy House,” said Peter Palandjian, chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. “This building was designed to not only introduce an exciting residential address to the neighborhood, but also create a vibrant community environment by adding vital shops, services and public amenities. The addition of Prime Time Cleaners 2 will bolster the lively environment that’s quickly taking shape on Hoboken’s western end.”