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Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:39 PM

Report: Downtown Minneapolis Macys To Close

Source: CBS

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) After decades as a flagship department store in the downtown district, the Nicollet Mall Macys will soon be shutting its doors, according to a report from Twin Cities Business Magazine.

The publication says Macys informed city officials of its plans to permanently close in the first half of 2017. The rumored announcement isnt expected until after the holiday season, which means this year may be your last chance to visit the long-running Santaland attraction at the store.

Earlier this year, the company announced plans to close 100 of its stores, but didnt specify which ones.

Read more: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/12/01/report-downtown-minneapolis-macys-to-close/#.WEC87xtnwVI.gmail



It's not looking good for Macy at all. Here in Seattle they are selling off complete floors at the downtown flagship store.

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Reply Report: Downtown Minneapolis Macys To Close (Original post)
NWCorona Dec 2016 OP
dhol82 Dec 2016 #1
suegeo Dec 2016 #2
dflprincess Dec 2016 #8
question everything Dec 2016 #21
riversedge Dec 2016 #3
NWCorona Dec 2016 #7
dflprincess Dec 2016 #11
riversedge Dec 2016 #15
dflprincess Dec 2016 #22
BeyondGeography Dec 2016 #4
mdbl Dec 2016 #5
NWCorona Dec 2016 #10
Firebrand Gary Dec 2016 #6
Leghorn21 Dec 2016 #17
dflprincess Dec 2016 #9
LisaM Dec 2016 #12
busterbrown Dec 2016 #14
LisaM Dec 2016 #16
busterbrown Dec 2016 #20
NWCorona Dec 2016 #18
LisaM Dec 2016 #24
LisaM Dec 2016 #13
NWCorona Dec 2016 #19
RobinA Dec 2016 #26
LisaM Dec 2016 #27
YOHABLO Dec 2016 #23
LuckyLib Dec 2016 #25
truthisfreedom Dec 2016 #28
Scruffy1 Dec 2016 #29

Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:40 PM

1. But, but,but Trump will give them a taxpayer incentive! No?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:46 PM

2. Can we get Dayton's back?

I miss the Daisy sale.

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Response to suegeo (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:57 PM

8. Everyone who remembers Dayton's misses it.

A couple years ago I was buying a present for my niece's wedding; her sister was with me and, as the wait to pay dragged on and it became clear the poor clerk was new and overwhelmed (he was doing the best he could), I looked at my niece who said "Oh don't say it again."...Then the 80-something woman in front of me turned around and said "I miss Dayton's." Which was exactly what my niece was warning me not to say.

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Response to suegeo (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:03 PM

21. Can we get Nicollet Mall back?

With Dayton and Donaldson, Harold and Young Quinlan. When strolling the streets was fun? Before the Mall of America sucked everything?

And now they wonder why people prefer the skyways over the streets?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:49 PM

3. I have probably been to Santaland 30 times. It is magic each time-a Tradition.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:56 PM

7. Thanks for that link!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:00 PM

11. But since Macy's took over it's the same thing every year

Dayton's used to come up with something new.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:15 PM

15. true. I miss Daytons display but I find something new each time it seems. Besides, it is

the atmosphere that counts also. And friends or family with me. Just a grand time of the year.

Everybody I know still calls it Daytons--well, almost everybody, including myself. Never got used to calling it Marshalls either.

Like so many things--all changed, gone. gone

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Response to riversedge (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 12:04 AM

22. I still slip and call Macy's stores "Dayton's" too.

(A real blast from the past, I recently called Barnes & Nobles "B. Dalton's"

I was trying to get hold of my nieces tonight to remind them we need to take their kids down to the Christmas display as it is our last chance.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:52 PM

4. Thanks, Donald

See how that works?

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:52 PM

5. I hate to see them go

Nice department stores have always been a sign of prosperity for this country. Unfortunately, for the last 35 years, they have been declining steadily. Macy's is the old Federated Company which sucked up almost all local upscale dept stores in major and secondary markets. It had to constantly combine and close locations to stay afloat. Being the most recognized they changed their corporate name to Macy's. Now, the Macy's brand and stores is most of all it has left to close. People like sitting at home and ordering on-line. Seems like it won't be long until it's a bygone era. I will continue to patronize the brick and mortars until they close, but I am mostly buying on-line. So I take some of the blame.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:59 PM

10. Yup! The Bon Marche was gobbled up by Federated and

It's been slowly downhill since then.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:54 PM

6. I'm being serious, someone should ask Trump if he will provide a tax incentive for them as well?

We need to keep Macy's, all of them. If Trump is giving out tax incentives to keep jobs, then let's take him at his word. It really shouldn't be a problem; that is unless he had nothing to do with providing tax incentives...

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Response to Firebrand Gary (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:17 PM

17. Pretty sure Macy's is high on rump's shitlist since they

dropped his clothing line after his "Mexicans are rapists" pronouncement? - and they apparently have no plan to bring back his Made in America - d'oh! - his Made in China suits despite his recent election to the highest post in the land -

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:59 PM

9. A friend & I were thinking maybe Gov. Dayton could buy the building back

and turn it into a home for us aging DFLers. The facade could stay the same and the Dayton name could go back on the building.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:06 PM

12. Really? That's a good Macy's; I go there every year when I'm in Minneapolis.

It's one of my favorite ones, and it always seems busy.

I was in the Seattle one today. I actually really like Macy's. I knew that they'd closed a couple of top floors for offices, which I think is fine, the top floors were almost empty anyway.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:13 PM

14. Big part of the problem?

On line buying especially by the Millennials. I hope they begin to understand that they are only hurting themselves.. Retail Jobs diminish...hurts the overall economy.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:16 PM

16. I know, and I hate it. Seattle is turning into retail hell.

The only new things that come in are really overpriced stores like Vons (usually empty), now Westlake is just fancy outlets, and then 7-11 and Chipotle type places.

The Millennials all want to live and work downtown but then they don't want to give it the retail vibrancy a downtown should have. This bugs me. And to be fair, I think it started with Gen Xers.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:28 PM

20. So Im a retailer...

You know whats happening in L.A?
All Retail shops are closing and being replace by higher end Boutique restaurants..all over the city
and... They are closing faster than their opening..

Perspective Restaurants need to speak to local established retailers before making stupid decisions to spend tons of dollars to build..And most of these restaurants that go out..maybe takes 2 yrs? are really nice.. I find that these perspective owners do not want to hear opinions...but this is the time to hear opinions......Huge Closures of Retailers on the streets means the middle class (yea ha) is not just not buying into our economy.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:18 PM

18. We must have a lot in common. I'm live in Seattle and my partner is from the Twin Cities

We go to visit her family at least every other year or so and she also worked for Macy’s and would always check that store out when we visited.

The Seattle store is just a shell of its former self. I remember a time when it was packed with merchandise. That was the corporate office for the Bon Marche before the buyout so it's understandable that there is some unused space now.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 01:52 PM

24. I was there yesterday (I shop there a lot) and with the top floors closed off...

It actually seems more crowded with stuff. I like it better I did like the Bon Marche a lot, and miss it. I'm originally from Michigan, and we lost Hudson's when Dayton's took it over - now THAT was a great store!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:09 PM

13. People in cities need to get offline and go into stores.

I hate shopping online for a variety of reasons, but especially for clothes. I like to try things on.

Our downtowns are going to go to hell if people won't go into the stores - not to mention the job loss.

I go to Minneapolis about once a year, and I usually spend a couple of hundred dollars at that Macy's. It's part of the reason I like to stay downtown.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:19 PM

19. I would shop on amazon more if I wasn't hit with the sales tax.

I also like to see and touch what I'm buying. At least the first time.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 03:48 PM

26. Every Time

I make an attempt to buy brick and mortar I go to about 3 stores, nobody has it, so it's back to Amazon.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 03:52 PM

27. Most places will order, though.

I frequent a very small bookshop in the San Juans, and I send them emails to special order ahead of time, and when I get to the island, they have it for me. And I've made friends with the two lovely ladies who run the shop.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 12:17 AM

23. This will only increase profits for online retailers, FedX, UPS etc. Maybe even the USPS?

 

Our city centers will be left to hotels and empty buildings. Oh well, perhaps we can turn them all into city parks. Yeah right.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 01:53 PM

25. Macy's is a sinking ship. It's only a matter of time.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 03:53 PM

28. Sad. I met my one-time fianc outside that Macy's on Nicollet mall.

Still the most beautiful and precious woman I've ever known. Sniffle.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 04:03 PM

29. I have fond memories of downtown.

I actually worked on the streets and sewers there when I was young. It was another era. People were friendlier and you could do your Christmas shopping by bus with Dayton's, Donaldsens and JC Penny all having stores there. Now, I mainly avoid it.

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