Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

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Re: Former Macy's Site - Downtown St. Paul

Postby matthew5080 » April 21st, 2016, 10:19 am

How sad...

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Re: Former Macy's Site - Downtown St. Paul

Postby mattaudio » April 21st, 2016, 10:57 am

Newspaper Commenter wrote:I surely agree with the need for more parking. And I love the idea of Walgreen's being on the skyways. I also see new jobs in parking attendants and security.
#SAINTPAULSTRONG

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Re: Former Macy's Site - Downtown St. Paul

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Re: Former Macy's Site - Downtown St. Paul

Postby matthew5080 » April 26th, 2016, 10:23 am

OH! I really like that proposal, even if it's just a dream.

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Re: Former Macy's Site - Downtown St. Paul

Postby mulad » September 28th, 2016, 4:53 pm

There's a big banner on the building calling it Wabasha Center

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IMAG1017 by Michael Hicks, on Flickr

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby mattaudio » September 29th, 2016, 8:15 am

May Victor Gruen always be remembered for his iconic parking structures.

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby UrsusUrbanicus » September 29th, 2016, 12:26 pm

mattaudio wrote:May Victor Gruen always be remembered for his iconic parking structures.
To hell with this "Wabasha" garbage. "Eastdale" or bust!!

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby MN Fats » December 22nd, 2016, 1:21 pm

It's official

Minnesota Wild Signs Lease for New Practice Facility

https://www.nhl.com/wild/news/practice- ... -284959026

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby Didier » February 20th, 2017, 10:26 pm

Tria is opening a sports medicine facility in the updated Macy's building, making this essentially the same concept as what the Timberwolves and Mayo Clinic did in Minneapolis.

http://www.startribune.com/tria-will-sp ... 414260563/

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby Rube Dali » February 27th, 2017, 2:17 pm

Treasure Island is now the title sponsor of Wabasha Center:

https://www.nhl.com/wild/news/treasure- ... -287118644
Buildings, what buildings?

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby mattaudio » February 27th, 2017, 2:42 pm

So, that will replace Bldg. Name?

Edit. OMG no. :cry: It's like someone is in Sketchup planning signage without any idea for scale.

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby MNdible » February 27th, 2017, 2:50 pm

That's the kind of piss-poor attitude that will get you eaten by a giant toucan, Matt.

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby rhettcarlson » February 28th, 2017, 10:18 am

The brick facade is gone and it's down to the bones at 'Treasure Island Center'. This view is from the Wabasha side.

ImageMacy's 2 27 2017 2 by Rhett Carlson, on Flickr

ImageMacy's 2 27 2017 1 by Rhett Carlson, on Flickr

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby grant1simons2 » February 28th, 2017, 10:31 am

Gee, wouldn't it be great if we could do this with City Center?

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby TroyGBiv » March 15th, 2017, 11:08 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:
February 28th, 2017, 10:31 am
Gee, wouldn't it be great if we could do this with City Center?
OK - I just posted that I didn't want to rip down the Target Center exterior... But in the case of City Center... I have wished that building would be resurfaced since I worked in it in the mid 1990's... I think that it is not even really architecture... The pebbled concrete exterior is akin the cottage cheese ceiling texture.

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby xandrex » March 17th, 2017, 10:49 am

Per an email I just got, Stacked Deck Brewing (http://www.stackeddeckbrewing.com/) will be a tenant here starting this fall. 10K square feet total. 3,200 square feet for taproom space.

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby Vagueperson » March 21st, 2017, 7:41 am

Will they do anything to the Cedar side? I haven't seen any work over there, and the drawings are all of the "Wabasha Center" side. Cedar's a little sad along that block.

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby mattaudio » March 21st, 2017, 8:06 am

The best thing that could happen would be some sort of re-opening of 7th Place across the Wabasha Center-World Trade Center superblock and the Town Square superblock. Because yeah, it seems like it takes a fire drill to get people out on the street east of Wabasha.

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby Vagueperson » March 21st, 2017, 8:13 am

mattaudio wrote:
March 21st, 2017, 8:06 am
The best thing that could happen would be some sort of re-opening of 7th Place across the Wabasha Center-World Trade Center superblock and the Town Square superblock. Because yeah, it seems like it takes a fire drill to get people out on the street east of Wabasha.
Would it be any more than a tunnel? That would be great if it were an open air pedestrian street, but it would be hard to match the architectural appeal of the current 7th place.

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Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

Postby twincitizen » March 21st, 2017, 8:59 am

mattaudio wrote:
March 21st, 2017, 8:06 am
Because yeah, it seems like it takes a fire drill to get people out on the street east of Wabasha.
Ha, nice find! Curb & sidewalk literally crumbling beneath their feet too...what a sorry state for our public realm.


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