Former Sears building to be leveled in Camden after lawsuit is thrown out

    A Camden building that once housed a Sears department store will soon be leveled and redeveloped by Campbell Soup Company after a lawsuit filed by the building’s owner and a local activist was thrown out.

    According to the Associated Press, an appellate court threw out the lawsuit Monday.

    The owner of the former Sears building tells the AP he wants the building, which dates back to 1927, to be turned into a culinary school that would house a restaurant-supply business.

    Campbell Soup Company, however, has different plans for the building. The Camden based company’s goal would be to develop the old building into a corporate park near its headquarters.

    The AP says the lawsuit argued that that some Camden officials had a conflict of interest when they ruled the building could be redeveloped.

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