Macy's in downtown St. Paul might close in 2012

The store has downsized and trimmed its hours of operation, and now the Pioneer Press reports several retail analysts say it might not last long into next year.
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The store has downsized and trimmed its hours of operation, and now the Pioneer Press reports several retail analysts say it might not last long into next year.

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