I got the feeling when Marshall Field’s fell into the hands of Macy’s, that it was only a matter of time before the last vestige of a Minnesota company founded in 1902 was wiped away.
Today is that day.
The giant retailer announced it is consolidating its regional divisions. Gone will be Macy’s North, which employed about 950 people. When Dayton’s became Marshall Field’s which became Macy’s, the local “headquarters” remained in the form of Macy’s North. It was a small nod to the idea that Minneapolis still, somehow, mattered.
Though we can now put a final shovelful of dirt on the grave of a Minnesota retailer, many folks left the cemetery long ago.