Mayor Hodges’ Statement Regarding Downtown Macy’s Store


January 4, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Mayor Hodges released the following statement this afternoon:

“The repurposing and reimagining of the iconic old Dayton’s building, which helped define downtown Minneapolis in the 20th century, is a huge opportunity for downtown Minneapolis in the 21st century. While we will all miss Macy’s — I’ve happily spent a lot of money there — and my thoughts are particularly with Macy’s workers today, I am also excited for this next step. Just as the redesigned Nicollet Mall will be a regional and national destination in itself, I am hopeful that this new development will prove to be a destination at the heart of Nicollet Mall.

“I have been working closely with Macy’s over several months and will meet with the new owners very soon. Retail is changing dramatically in downtowns across America, and my expectation is that the new owners will bring in the kind of targeted, specialty retail that will be successful in our vibrant, safe, 24-hour downtown.”

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Published Jan 4, 2017

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