Food hall among new plans for iconic Nicollet Mall Macy's building

The redeveloped building is also expected to attract new retailers.
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It's been about 10 weeks since the doors closed on Macy's in its iconic downtown Minneapolis building, and more details are now been revealed about what will go in its place.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Mid-America Real Estate has been taken on as the retail marketing and leasing firm for the historic former Dayton's on Nicollet Mall which will be charged with filling commercial units inside the building.

In a press release, the company gave an indication of its vision for the building, which it says will likely include "creative reuses of the lower street and skyway levels, tying them together visually and structurally."

There's no further explanation as to what this means, but the release does go on to describe some of the possible uses of the building going forward.

"Entertainment, food hall, restaurants and traditional retailers," are some of the ideas it's weighing, with a number of the retailers "expected to be new to the market."

Mid-America is now one of four companies working on the site, with New York-based 601W Cos the new owner, Bloomington-based United Properties redeveloping the site, and Chicago-based Telos working to lease the upper floors to office tenants, the Business Journals reports.

Mid-America will be focused on the basement, ground floor and skyway levels.

The Star Tribune notes that Mid-America – which has offices in Minneapolis – has represented retailers including Banana Republic, Nordstrom Rack and Starbucks in the past.

It's also responsible for marketing Renaissance Square and 4Marq in downtown, the Wells Fargo Towers near U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Walkway in Uptown.

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