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General Category => Hackensack Discussion => Topic started by: BLeafe on July 25, 2022, 11:12:32 AM

Title: Rudy's may be coming down soon (just a guess)
Post by: BLeafe on July 25, 2022, 11:12:32 AM
I was driving on Anderson St last Friday and noticed this demolition work (it was hard to miss). I parked, ran over and took some PANO shots.

Rudy's is still standing, but it appears to be next. I took the third picture because it may be the last one I take of that building (unless someone lets me know when it's scheduled to come down.............if it hasn't already been demolished).

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Title: Re: Rudy's may be coming down soon (just a guess)
Post by: irons35 on July 25, 2022, 04:24:39 PM
everything from the brick tenement to the tracks is going away, except apparently the white building next to the tracks.
Title: Re: Rudy's may be coming down soon (and maybe not)
Post by: BLeafe on July 30, 2022, 01:45:20 PM
Yesterday morning felt like it should be the day Rudy's comes down. I drove over there around 9:15am and was told that it would be coming down within the hour. I came back an hour later, thinking I was too late............the building was still standing.

"What's the problem?"

"Is that your car?", the worker asked, pointing to an Escalade parked right in front.


"Well, we can't do anything until that car is moved."

Apparently, no one thought to put up "Emergency - No Parking" signs in front of Rudy's. I couldn't get back there until 4 hours after that (2:15pm). The building was still standing, the equipment was parked over to the side and I didn't see any workers.

I went back at 10:15 this morning, SURE that the building MUST be down by now.


Rudy's - the building that wouldn't die (and I think I know who the Escalade belongs to).

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Title: Rudy's is down
Post by: BLeafe on August 03, 2022, 02:22:22 PM
Don't know when it happened and you can see that part of it is still untouched.

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Title: Re: Rudy's may be coming down soon (just a guess)
Post by: ericmartindale on October 09, 2022, 01:58:47 PM
Lately I have mixed feelings about some of the redevelopment.  What they did to the print shop across from Aldi's was very unsettling to me.  That block was not blighted, not by any realistic definition. 

Well, at least this block on Anderson Street is truly blighted.  And across the street is blighted as well.  This development is located right smack at the train station, so it's a true "transit village" concept.  This is what urban redevelopment is supposed to be about.  I just don't like it when the concept is applied beyond it's statutory intent, to the detriment of property owners that might not want to sell.

I am cautiously optimistic that this development will be a big plus for the neighborhood.