Tomorrow night A&E introduces viewers to the latest installment in their popular storage locker bidding reality series as Storage Wars: New York has it’s premiere. Included int he cast are six new bidders including the duo of “partners” Chris Morelli and Tad Eaton, who own and run a Hoboken, New Jersey vintage shop called The Frayed Knot. Sadly, it would be more accurate to say they used to own and run The Frayed Knot because the shop was one of many devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October.
Morelli and Eaton spent six years building up their business, located on Newark Street in Hoboken in a building that was once the Hoboken Police Department’s horse stables, and the duo decided to ride out Hurricane Sandy in an upstairs office where they attempted to gather some of their more valuable items.
“It looked like a river, the Colorado River running through here,” Morelli told CBS 2′s Tony Aiello. Here’s a photo of the aftermath posted by Flickr user Marie Telling CU:
Chris Morelli and Tad Eaton were surveying the damage soon after Hurricane Sandy when Morelli spoke with Terrence T. McDonald of the The Jersey Journal. He pointed out that there wasn’t much left to salvage, and when asked what was next, Morelli said, “Throw it out, rebuild.”
Here is a photo of The Frayed Knot’s storefront prior to Hurricane Sandy:
The premiere of Storage Wars: New York was pushed back from December 11 to January 1 and I’m wondering if it wasn’t so that the network could include Chris and Tad dealing with the destruction of their store. I suppose we will need to tune in to find out! Storage Wars: New York airs on Tuesdays at 10/9c on A&E!