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Electrical Fire at Mint Market in Hoboken: What We Know

by Samantha Impaglia
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On March 6th, an electrical fire occurred at a beloved Hoboken boutique. Mint Market, which has locations at 303 1st Street in Hoboken and 339 Grove Street in Jersey City, shared via Instagram that the Mile Square store will be closed temporarily while repairs are made. Over the past 10+ years, the boutique has become a local favorite for clothing (including vintage clothing), accessories, and more. Read on for what we know about the fire and for more about Mint Market in Hoboken + Jersey City.

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On Friday, March 8th, Mint Market shared via Instagram that there had been an electrical fire at the shop’s Hoboken location at 303 1st Street on Wednesday, March 6th:

” PSA: A freak electrical fire occurred at our #Hoboken shop on March 6th. Due to the severity of the incident we will be forced to close our doors here temporarily until our insurance and landlord repair our space. Please be patient with us during this time, our #jerseycity is unaffected and will be operating with extended our hours starting 3/15. We truly appreciate any and all support during this trying time and look forward to welcoming you back in our Hoboken home very soon #mintmarket #localbusiness #shopsmallbusiness #shopsmall #shopsmallbusinesses”

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A sign on the door also indicates the temporary closure of the Hoboken location. See below:

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We reached out to Mint Market, and they shared that a GoFundMe will be set up soon, and that they are still working on what the Jersey City storefront’s extended hours will be. The Jersey City outpost is located at 339 Grove Street. We will update this piece when we receive more details.



About Mint Market

Mint Market first opened up in the Mile Square in 2013, and the Jersey City location opened a few years later. The stores sell everything from accessories to shoes to apparel, and both locations have a vintage clothing section to browse. Mint Market carries fun and bold new designs, while also featuring the occasional Chanel or Gucci vintage item if you’re lucky enough to snag.

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Owner Valerie Duardo is known for her charisma, good vibes, and the confidence to rock some avant-garde fashions others might not be brave enough to do. Back in 2018, she shared with HG how Mint Market came to life:

“Since high school, I’ve been an avid thrifter. My dad is an antique book dealer and he really encouraged me to sell my vintage finds online. So in college, I started a little online/pop up shop called Indie Queen Vintage. I did the flea market on Lincoln Road in Miami for years and also sold my pieces directly to designers for inspiration like Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, via C. and Madeleine’s vintage in North Miami. When I moved back to NJ after college I wanted to transition from being an online shop to a brick and mortar destination. I just wanted something stable that I could rely on financially while working on my styling portfolio. I took a gamble on a tiny, hole in the wall storefront on 1st in Hoboken and have to say it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I love the community and the customers so much. It honestly brings me so much joy to share my style and taste with the go-getting women of this area.”

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Since the Hoboken location’s opening 10+ years ago, Mint Market continues to be a go-to for clothing, accessories, and more for locals.

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