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Dayton’s Revitalization Includes a Food Hall

Downtown’s historic retail jewel is being remade and there will be food

Renderings of the new Dayton’s plans
Photo Courtesy of Gensler

What was once the flagship Dayton’s store in downtown Minneapolis will soon go by the same name again and include restaurant options and a food hall slated to house “trendy vendors,” according to the Star Tribune.

What was most recently Macy’s was purchased by developers in New York and is undergoing what’s being called the “Dayton’s Project,” slated for completion in 2019. The hope is to attract a restaurateur to the pocket door, dark wood, and ironwork-filled space that was once JB Hudson jewelers. There will be space for approximately 20 vendors in the food hall space, some of which will be rotating options. Bill Katter, the president and chief investment officer of the local United Properties that is a development partner in the project, told the Strib that the group expects to attract what he called “a signature food hall tenant” to inspire other top notch tenants to fill up the rest of the food vendor slots.

It’s been “Dayton’s” to locals all along

In addition to the dozens of food options, the building will also include a 10,000-square-foot gym complete with showers and an indoor-outdoor lounge combo with a green space terrace.

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