CAMDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A judge was expected to rule Tuesday on a case involving two Camden icons.
The Campbell Soup Co. wants to knock down a former Sears department store building to make way for an office park, but a group of activists has been fighting for years to keep the building near the Campbell headquarters intact.
They said the 1920s building has historical value as a prototype for the modern mall and that it should be turned into a marketplace for restaurant equipment businesses.
Campbell agreed four years ago to keep its headquarters in the struggling city. The deal called for the company to add a new building and redevelop its section of the city.
It said the Sears building, which closed 40 years ago, is in the way of new development.
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