Iconic Newark department store reborn for a new age, NorthJersey.com

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Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Location: 
Newark, NJ

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One hundred years ago, the Hahne & Co. department store on Broad Street was the pride of Newark, a retail palace ranked among the most elegant shopping emporiums in America.

Monday, after decades in which the store was empty and abandoned, the pride was back.

The Hahne & Co. building was rechristened as Newark's showplace with a ceremony marking the reopening of the site as a residential, retail and educational complex.

"It's a moment to remember the potential of Newark and Newarkers," said Nancy Cantor, chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark, which has moved its arts and cultural center into the building, as well as its campus bookstore, which will be operated by Barnes & Noble.

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