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Hackensack Seeking Renaissance Of Main Street

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.


One Comment

  1. NJ Shocked says:

    “Attract New Businessess???” you have to be kidding me! The city of Hackensack does EVERYTHING in it’s power to stifle any new businesses on Main Street. Only after pleasing the powers that be can a business open – but if you don’t keep pleasing them, you are CLOSED before you can make a penny! No matter what you invested! Ask anyone who has tried and been denied, or tried and soon died on Main Street. It’s a shame the people of Hackensack do nothing to fight back. Someone’s gotta pay texes, and if there are no businesses – it’s up to the residents. And the funny part is that the people in power don’t even live there!!! So, no skin off their backs! Damn shame…

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