Port Authority buys vacant St. Paul Macy's for $3 million

  • Article by: Kevin Duchschere , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 28, 2014 - 9:29 PM

For sale: Giant five-story former department store in heart of downtown, brick ’60s-style exterior, close to light rail and skyways, comes with 590-stall parking ramp. Adaptable for variety of uses. For more information, contact the St. Paul Port Authority.

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detlefpacerJan. 28, 14 4:15 PM

What about turning it into a Target? Downtown St. Paul has no big retail stores and the building has escalators and connection to the skyways.

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mike2636Jan. 28, 14 4:33 PM

Target has enough problems already. Why would they want to lose money in downtown St Paul also? If a Mcdonald's can't even make money in DT St Paul I'm not thinking anyone realistically can. It's going to take big changes before private business wants anything to do with real estate in St Paul, especially downtown.

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bubzkiJan. 28, 14 4:37 PM

I actually hope this gets torn down and gets a fresh start. The parking is awkward and the building is just a big, ugly, windowless box. Great location for any number of uses once Green Line is up and running!

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gwbuddyJan. 28, 14 6:19 PM

I heard a rumor that a downtown Walmart might be coming. Walmart took over the closed "Midway" Kmart several years ago, and the same will probably occur with the closed "Downtown St. Paul" Macy's. More Walmart stores looks like the best possible path to "Successfully" re-using these closed stores.

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roughonratsJan. 28, 14 6:37 PM

I say install a bunch of cubicals, and you have your new Minnesota Senate office building, and save taxpayers a ton of money. What do they need windows for, anyway?

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hungry4newsJan. 28, 14 6:59 PM

3 Million for that building, infrastructure and ,location is a steal..

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dentesterJan. 28, 14 8:31 PM

In other words, WE bought the vacant St. Paul Macy's for $3 million.

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gemie1Jan. 28, 14 9:13 PM

Think outside the box. Open an indoor outlet mall. With a mixture of medium and high end stores at discount prices. Bringing high end furniture outlets with discounts will definitely be a welcomed addition. Think outside the box and bring in some real competition to Minneapolis and Mall of America retail.

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viczee26Jan. 29, 14 4:54 AM

George Latimer's legacy is alive and well in St. Paul.

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ificantucantJan. 29, 1410:56 AM

I said Walmart when Macy's was talking about closing BUT a few people from St Paul CLAIMED Walmart would never be welcome in downtown St Paul because of Walmarts INFERIOR products compared to TARGETS products. If Walmart products are so INFERIOR why are so many people OF ALL INCOME LEVELS still purchasing their products. I would love seeing several things at this location. Street level. Restaurants. Second level. Walmart Super Center. Third level up. Lower income and affordable housing.

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