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Mayor Coleman: Specialty retail will be the future for downtown St. Paul

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    Macy's closing in downtown St. Paul

    Thursday, January 3 2013 9:35 AM EST2013-01-03 14:35:00 GMT
    Thursday morning, Macy's announced the closing of its downtown St. Paul store along with multiple other store closures across the country. Final clearance sales will begin on Monday, Jan. 7.
    Thursday morning, Macy's announced the closing of its downtown St. Paul store along with multiple other store closures across the country. Final clearance sales will begin on Monday, Jan. 7.

For 50 years, there's been a major department store in the heart of downtown St. Paul -- but the end of an era is coming soon. FOX 9 News spoke with Mayor Chris Coleman what's next for the site.

First it was Dayton's, then it was Marshall Field's, and it's Macy's -- for now. The Wabasha Street store will close its doors in the spring, but Coleman told FOX 9 News he thinks the move reflects a nationwide trend of shifting downtowns.

Watch the video for more information.

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