HACKENSACK, N.J. (WCBS 880) — Recovering from the recession, Hackensack was trying to refashion Main Street to attract new businesses.

Years ago, Main Street was a shopping destination. Today, it is a shadow of its former self, with many stores having fled to the malls.

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Mayor Karen Sasso said they want to rezone and diversify. “We’re looking at three major areas of redevelopment. The Northern area would be more of a residential, mixed use area. The lower area would be more of a professional office, we have the courthouse down at that end of Main Street. And in the center would be more of a civic-oriented development process,” she said.

The mayor said it was the county seat, after all. There’s no reason why Main Street can’t be a place where people live, work, shop and play.

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