Remembering What Was There: 395 Main Street/400-404 State Street
Journeys into Hackensack
After too many false starts, it finally appears that Hackensack may truly be on the threshold for a long hoped for positive change. Many projects have been started and more are said to be on the way.
There are construction sites up and down Main Street and adjacent streets. There is hope and anticipation in many quarters.
As this happens we find ourselves at times disoriented by what has left us in order to achieve the hoped for improvement.
So, while we too hope for the best, we want remember what is passing. In many instances, there are stories and memories - even if limited to part of the streetscape that many of us were accustomed to.
It was a functional, non-descript building that wrapped around Main Street and Ward Street. There were also a couple of smaller very cute buildings on State Street (at least from the outside) that was home to Don Alfonso's Restaurant and James E. Hanson Management Company. They are now all gone.
What will replace it, according to a legal notice from the City of Hackensack, is slated to include 82 residential units and retail space. It will be five stories tall, and one parking space is planned for each of the units.
Image: TAP into Hackensack