Ruling due today in Campbell’s quest to raze NJ building

    Today a judge is expected to rule on a case involving two Camden icons: Campbell’s and Sears. The Campbell Soup Co. wants to knock down a former Sears department store building to make way for an office park, the AP reports.

    But a group of activists has been fighting for years to keep the building near the Campbell headquarters intact. They say 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 says the Sears building, which closed 40 years ago, is in the way of new development.

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    We’ll update you after the ruling, scheduled for today at 2 p.m.

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