Historically UnexpectedThe story behind Hahne & Co. brims with dreams, hard work, and a singular vision of what a building can be.
Julius Hahne, a pocketbook maker who immigrated to Newark from Saxony, Germany, and a partner opened a toy store in 1858, finding quick success. The pair soon expanded their merchandise and moved from their humble original digs into a 12,000²-foot storefront in 1870 – making Hahne & Co. the largest store in all of New Jersey at the time.
But the growing mass manufacturing capabilities of America and Julius Hahne’s uncommon imagination of the possibilities of a shopping experience, where customers can peruse, meander, and enjoy themselves, pushed Hahne & Co. to harbor even greater aspirations.
After Hahne’s death, his sons brought his vision to life when they conceived the revolutionary Hahne & Co. building that stands at 609 Broad Street today.
Julius Hahne’s umcommon imagination pushed Hahne & Co. to harbor even greater aspirations.
Today, a new passion for intrepid invention and exploration – drawn from its historic vision and zeal – emerges in the dreams of those who work, live, and play within the building’s walls.
Harnessing the original moxie of it’s storied past, the new residences and shops at Hahne & Co. percolate with the vibrant energy of the tenants, shopkeepers, and artists who call it home.
State-of-the-art apartments, curated shops and restaurants, and even an in-house Whole Foods – all just minutes from Manhattan – distinguish Hahne & Co. as a new model for exceptional living.
The iconic Hahne & Co. building promises to be the magnetic soul of a neighborhood teeming with creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, where residents are pioneering a special movement invigorating a city on the brink of something extraordinary.