• Frank Packard fought condition regulation to supply lower prices to consumers.
  • Packard’s experienced the state’s to start with article-Prohibition liquor license.

Even present-day consumers, accustomed to a single-end shops such as Walmart and Costco would have found Packard-Bamberger & Organization in Hackensack a person of a type. 

Closed for excellent in 1991, there really was very little else like it then or now. 

It bought watermelons and wallcoverings, available a attractiveness salon and a travel agency. On the second flooring was a very hot tub salesman.

A shopper leaves the old Packard's market in Hackensack on Dec. 15, 1999.

The just one-cease purchasing heart was a conventional bearer,  said Albert Dib, the municipal historian who at one particular time labored at the shop.

“They had anything in there,” Louis Durante, who ran a barbershop across the road, instructed The History on Feb. 6, 2001. “They even experienced a write-up place of work at a single time.”

In advance of it was demolished in 2001 to make way for a Target, the setting up underwent a variety of transitions.