Pretty much what I've been thinking since the rumor came out. Even after their abandonment of the upper floors, the DT Macy's is still gigantic. It's got a similar footprint as the one at MOA, but takes up five floors instead of three. Obviously there isn't enough demand downtown to sustain a department store 1.66x the size of the one at the biggest shopping destination in the region, but I'm not at all convinced that there's not enough to support one that takes up, say, the first floor, or a portion of the first and second floors, or whatever.So here's a somewhat positive thought to contrast with the doom-and-gloom that some are probably feeling: what if a well-run, but lower-end department store such as Herbergers or JCP were to be brought into to the revamped building? That wouldn't be so bad, right? They might not carry the same higher-end brands as Macy's, but the lower and middle-end merchandise is basically identical (Dockers, Nike, Columbia, et al) and that stuff's gotta make up like 75% of the store. Macy's has been so poorly ran in recent years (dated finishes/fixtures, disheveled stores), you'd be hard-pressed to guess that it was even supposed to be a notch above the likes of Herbergers/JCP, if you weren't told.
Nope. I guarantee the skyway connection stays open (well, probably some temporary closures), just like the Sak's/Walgreens one did during that renovation.What's going to happen to the skyway connection when this closes? Will people have too use the streets!?