There is no doubt that the landscape of Fort Lee has changed considerably over the course of the last 40 years. It is about to change again. The strip of stores once anchored by Mr. Feiler's Five and Ten Store are scheduled to be demolished.
The building, sold to the developer of Redevelopment Area 5, was best known to generations of Fort Lee folks as the home of the Five and Ten. Specifically, Mr. Helmut Feiler's Five and Ten. In the days before malls, this was a store that had aisles of 'stuff' to serve all your household needs.
There was the toy aisle; the sewing, knitting, crotcheting, yarn aisle; the make-up aisle; the arts and crafts aisle; the card aisle; the kitchen aisle; the housecoat aisle and so much more. It was, from the eye-view of a child, nothing short of an imaginarium.
According to officials, a road leading into the development will be built where the stores now stand. And that new road is to be called Hudson Street, not far from where the original Hudson Street was located. What's old is new again, so the saying goes.
Share your memories of the Five and Ten here with us, and make lower Main Street come alive with memory.