Short Hills, New Jersey: Although Short Hills is one of wealthiest communities in the country, several storefronts in this section of Millburn Township continue to remain vacant. Now, another business has closed its doors along the Millburn Avenue corridor. Cait and Abby's Daily Bread, located at 518 Millburn Avenue, closed this summer.
A statement on the company website reads that Cait and Abby's "sincerely appreciate[s]" the "loyalty and support" of customers.
The Short Hills location of Cait and Abby's opened nearly 15 years ago. The bakery's South Orange location, which has operated within the main South Orange Train Station since 1995, will remain open.
According to the New Jersey Jewish News, the Short Hills location stopped selling only kosher food in 2008 due to "slumping sales", and owner Raul Saade considered closing the location at that time.
This part of Short Hills already has several vacant properties. Priscilla of Boston, a bridal shop, closed in 2011 and has remained vacant. On nearby Morris Turnpike, the building formerly occupied by The Short Hills Caterers, has remained vacant since the facility suddenly closed in 2008. A Walgreens pharmacy had been proposed for the site in 2014, however, the building is now for sale again.
The are also vacant real estate agencies, offices, and stores.
Other buildings have been vacant for even longer. Saks Fifth Avenue closed its Millburn Avenue location along the Springfield border 20 years ago, and moved to The Mall at Short Hills shortly after. A Stop & Shop location has been proposed for the site, but has faced opposition by Millburn officials. The building remains vacant to this day.
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